Technical
skills



Scott Hortop
web consultant      web designer
photographer


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The most important skill a web professional can bring to you is the business and creative skills to produce a website that is right for you, your business and its customers.

You may not be interested in how this is done as long as the end is achieved. Alternatively the technical side may in fact be of importance, for whatever reason. What does not happen is that your specification is sent to the Ukraine or some far flung place to be assembled by one of the many outsourcing options that are now available to and used by many web design agencies.

Occasionally you might want something which in fact demands a particular skill. For example, you may want to upload images to your webpage yourself (that I can set upfor you) but also you may wish for those images to be automatically resized to a particular specification for the web page. This is normally something that you would do on your own software before loading the image but it is possible to place some software on the server to do this for you. This would be done for me by one of the small network of local IT consultants that I occasionally call on to supplement my core business and design skills.

In fact there may be things that you want to happen on the web that you regard as impossible - try me - I may or may not be able to do it myself but if it can be done then working with my contacts I will be able to make it happen.

 

My core technical skill set:

 
  • Dreamweaver
 
  • Fireworks
 
  • Contribute
 
  • PHP and MySQL web development
 
  • HTML
 
  • Photoshop & other graphics

Can do (but may have to peek at the manual....)

 
  • Javascript, PHP programming
 
  • Flash graphics and web pages
 
  • XML, ASP, JSP, ColdFusion, SQL
 
  • Access database integration

Which means that I can apply my skills to:

 
  • "Static" and "dynamic" web sites
 
  • Content management systems
 
  • Intranets













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