Living in Thetford Norfolk, UK with over 20 years’ experience in design and development on accessible and web standards compliant websites.

The last seven years I have been specialising in ASP.NET websites using Umbraco CMS as a framework. I also develop ASP.NET framework and ASP.NET Core supporting applications and services and worker services for website infrastructure, moving client data from website forms to databases and moving client data between our in-house systems and third-party applications. Experienced in MS SQL databases and their management, creating tables and writing SQL queries and stored procedures. I help maintain IIS domains and subdomains and involved in setting up IIS configuration and IIS security protocols.

Writing and integrating Node JS and Vue JS components and forms into Umbraco. Writing JavaScript and jQuery. Using Git versioning and Jira for code and Project management. Integrating Google Analytics using Tag Manager into our websites and testing and development using such aides as GTMetrix and BrowserStack.

Flexible and creative, able to work independently or as a team member. Good communicator with clients, across departments, working with developers and designers. Motivated to learn new applications, web technologies and platforms. Previous experience includes coding for open source CMS platforms such as Magento, WordPress, and Symfony and Joomla! and able to adapt to many CMS systems built in-house. Experience in building and setting up my own Windows Server 2012 or Debian server for website building.


Date of Birth: 13th March 1962

Linkedin Profile: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/peter-laurie-93029613


Personal Profile, Coding and Software Experience

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the web and desktop design industries.
  • Visual Studio experience in ASP.NET Framework and ASP.NET Core, MVC 4 and MVC 5.
  • MSSQL Server management studio, creating and editing tables and creation and logic for Stored Procedures.
  • IIS administration and website security protocols.
  • Windows and Unix command line experience. Installation and changes to Windows Services using command line.
  • Creation of Windows server services that run every day to update local website databases.
  • Creation of .Net Core Worker Services, replacing Windows server services.
  • Hand coding HTML, XHTML, CSS, jQuery, and C#.
  • Node.js and Vue.js on Windows and Linux servers.
  • Git and project management using Jira.
  • Designing and creating accessible and standards compliant web pages.
  • Always striving to go the extra mile to achieve set goals.
  • Understanding of best SEO practices and content optimisation.
  • Templating for websites using the MVC4/5 CMS Umbraco.
  • Adobe design packages include Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, and QuarkXPress.
  • Consultant in recruitment of designers and web developers for sister companies within the Norfolk Capital Group.
  • Experienced problem solving, keen eye for detail, logical navigation, and website usability.
  • Marketing & Corporate Newsletter experience. Composition of HTML adverts, company profile pages, micro sites, banners, and buttons that accurately represent client branding.
  • Usage of various PHP CMS packages such as Magento, Expression Engine, Joomla, and WordPress.
  • Database experience in MYSQL, setting up & modifying databases using Webmin and phpMyAdmin.
  • Experience of building and setting up testing servers for Windows and Linux and using the Command Line.
  • Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics. Using C# and JavaScript to pass event data to Google Analytics.
  • Honors Degree in Communication Media, Illustration and Graphic Design.

Career History & Significant Achievements

Web Developer – Commercial Trust - Norfolk Capital – Norwich

January 2015 – present
  • Website design updates, build, testing and ongoing development. Newsletter design and builds.
    JavaScript, JSON and Ajax. Node and Vue components. CSS3 and HTML5.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, ASP.NET Framework and ASP.NET Core MVC4/MVC5.
    MS SQL Database management and writing stored procedures. Umbraco CMS.
  • Creation of Windows services and ASP.NET Core Worker Services that run every day on the web server.
  • Understanding and Updating Analytics code to Google Tag Manager.
  • Development of Google AMP pages for website news and guides.
  • Ongoing essential mobile improvements using such testing services such as GTMetrix and BrowserStack.

Web Developer - Smartloan - Norfolk Capital - Norwich

March 2013 – January 2015
  • Visual Studio, ASP.NET web forms and MVC4. MS SQL Database management and stored procedures.
    Umbraco CMS v6/v7
  • Rebuilt Smartloan in MVC4 with separate MVC areas integrating with the Umbraco CMS and Web Services.
    JavaScript, JSON and Ajax. CSS3 and HTML5.

Frontend Developer - TurnKey Mortgages - Norfolk Capital - Norwich

July 2012 – March 2013
  • Frontend Web Development HTML5, CSS 2.1 and 3 and jQuery/JavaScript.
  • ASP.NET Framework - Umbraco Content Management System.
  • Design, Styling, and development of Existing and new portfolio of web based financial products and websites.

Frontend Web Developer - Contract role – Pursuit.co.uk

March - April 2012
  • Frontend Web Development HTML5, CSS 2.1 and 3 and jQuery/JavaScript.
  • Styling and development of the browser interface for the new Pursuit software that brings the iPad revolution to jewellery retailing. All-in-one stock presentation, till and card transaction tool moves the point of sale to anywhere in the shop.

Frontend Web Developer - Contract role - Lovehats.com

November 2011 – January 2012
  • Symfony based PHP project, initially I built static HTML5 templates from Photoshop files, based on the HTML5 boilerplate (html5boilerplate.com) framework with Modernizr.js (modernizr.com), as iPad, iPhone and touch device functionality was a strong requisite of the project. Frontend Web Development HTML5, CSS 2.1 and 3 and jQuery/JavaScript.
  • When in development the project was checked out on my local Linux server using Subversion.

Web Developer - MI Commerce Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

March 2011 – October 2011
  • Front end Web Development HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery. Custom built MI Commerce CMS system. Experience gained in developing in a .Net framework.
  • Projects included the coding of six websites for Green People:
    greenpeople.co.uk, www.organicbabies.com, www.organichomme.com, www.organicsun.co.uk, www.organicscentfree.com and www.organicyoung.com

Head of Production and Design - News English language newspaper, Tenerife, Spain

November 2009 – February 2011
  • Designing all advertising produced for clients in-house. Redesign of newspaper. Introduced ICC colour profile standards for Advertisements, improving print quality and reliability.

Frontend Web Developer - Pod1.com, London UK

October 2007 – October 2009

Freelance Frontend Web Developer - Freelance work, London UK

February 2005 – September 2007

Web Display Advertisement Designer - Workthing.com, Guardian Media Group, London UK

January 2001 – February 2005

Advertisement Design Executive - The Guardian Newspaper - Desktop Publishing

July 1996 – December 2001

Education

1991-1993 Camberwell college of Art and Design

Master’s degree: Fine-Art Printmaking.

1987-1991 Maidstone College of Art and Design

Degree in Communication Media: Illustration and Graphic Design.