Patrick Quirke

Front End Developer

About

With 15+ experience as a Front End Web Developer I am an expert at turning fantastic designs into award winning websites.

Developing Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento Go and Shopify CMS systems. As well as using the latest HTML5 boilerplate, CSS3 techniques.

I adhere to all web standards and I am passionate about usability, cross-device compatibility and creating the best experience for the end user.

 

Portfolio

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Thought for Food

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Project Description

Food security is a problem too complex for one solution - but every solution needs awareness amongst the next generation.

Completed while employed at Euro RSCG Riley

Skills used

  • Converted PSD's into standards compliant XHTML/CSS
  • Extensive collaboration and modification of advanced jQuery techniques
  • Video integration
  • YouTube, Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Facebook and Twitter page development
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Teach First

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Project Description

Teach First is an influential charity which harnesses the energy, enthusiasm and drive of exceptional graduates to provide leadership, motivation and, above all, inspirational teaching in challenging schools across England.

Completed while employed at Euro RSCG Riley

Skills used

  • Converted PSD's into standards compliant XHTML/CSS
  • Added jQuery to enhance site
  • Flash integration
  • Added Social Media plugins
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Standard Bank

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Project Description

Over 148 years, Standard Bank has grown into one of Africa's largest and most successful banking groups. With headquarters in Johannesburg and a presence all over the world.

Completed while employed at Euro RSCG Riley

Skills used

  • Converted PSD's into standards compliant XHTML/CSS
  • Added jQuery to enhance site
  • Added Flash/video integration
  • Custom built PHP contact form
  • Custom Addthis Social Media plugin

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RCHL

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Project Description

RCHL are a voluntary organisation registered as a charity and have been delivering quality social care services across the south east of England for over 20 years.

Completed while employed at Euro RSCG Riley

Skills used

  • Converted PSD's into standards compliant XHTML/CSS
  • Added jQuery to enhance site
  • Formstack form integration and CSS styling
  • Custom built PHP contact form
  • Added jQuery to enhance site
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Specsavers

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Project Description

From a spare bedroom to boardrooms across the world, an Opticians since 1984, led to the creation of a billion pound business that's stayed true to its values. And is still family-run.

Completed while employed at Euro RSCG Riley

Skills used

  • Converted PSD's into standards compliant XHTML/CSS
  • Added jQuery to enhance site
  • Custom php job board integration
  • Custom built PHP contact form
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Funky Mutts

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Project Description

Funky Mutts handmade dog collars are truly unique, hand-made in England. They create stylish and chic looking dog collars, leads, made to measure harnesses and cat collars that are of exceptional quality and durable!

Skills used

  • Site design and layout
  • Converted PSD's into standards compliant XHTML/CSS
  • Custom built online shop using Paypal
  • Added jQuery to enhance site
  • Facebook integration
  • YouTube design and implementation
  • Thought for Food

    Thought for Food

  • teachfirst

    Teach First

  • Standard Bank

    Standard Bank

  • RCHL

    RCHL

  • Specsavers

    Specsavers

  • Funky Mutts

    Funky Mutts

Resume

 

Professional Experience

Freelance Web Designer & Developer

July 2000 – Present

Design and build standards compliant web applications using the latest techniques. Create custom solutions including e-commerce, social media page design/development with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Build websites from scratch or work with the client to craft a smart and appealing redesign. Work with designers to convert designs into fully valid standards compliant HTML5 & CSS or convert to WordPress.

Web Designer & Developer

Euro RSCG Riley
Oct. 2000 – July 2011

Designed, built, maintained award winning websites. Worked with designers to convert designs into standards compliant (X)HTML/CSS as well as building HTML emails. Developed JavaScript to enhance usability and functionality. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube page design and programming. Designed and built blogs using WordPress. Technical lead in implementing compliance with W3C for users with disabilities. Main point of contact for all front-end design related issues. Maintained and administered all web hosting of websites within Rackspace.

Awards

AGR Awards 2010
Winner, Best Website (Teach First)

RAD Awards 2009
Winner, Best Employer Website (ASDA)

SAGRA Awards 2008
Gold winner, Best Graduate Recruitment Website (Standard Bank CIB)

Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in XHTML/CSS, well versed in all common web development applications and processes including HTML5 and JavaScript.
  • WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento Go, Shopify store & blog design and programming
  • Design websites from concept to completion, including all design and programming
  • Social media page design and programming including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • E-commerce website programming integrated with Paypal
  • Restructure pages using semantic HTML/CSS to boost search engine rankings (SEO)
  • Design and build email newsletter campaigns

Technical Experience

  • (X)HTML(5)/CSS(3) (advanced)
  • WordPress (advanced)
  • Joomla (advanced)
  • Photoshop CC for Web/Pixelmator (advanced)
  • Drupal (intermediate)
  • GitHub and SubVersion (versions) (intermediate)
  • Social Media design & Programming (advanced)
  • JavaScript (intermediate)
  • PHP (intermediate)
  • SEO (intermediate)

 

Contact

 

I am always looking for exciting projects to work on whether it is to build your website from scratch, or work with you to craft a smart and appealing redesign.

So please email patrick{at}patrickquirke.com.

What do I offer?

  • Web design and front-end development services
  • Design from concept to completion, including all design and programming
  • PSD to HTML/CSS, WordPress
  • Social media page design and development

What I don't do:

  • I don't do Flash websites, splash pages, etc.

Turnaround times:

  • PSD to HTML Conversion: Under 1 Week
  • PSD to WordPress Conversion: 1-2 Weeks
  • Website Design (PSD Only): 2 Weeks - 1 Month for less than 10 pages
  • Full Website: Depends on size

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