Turnkey Landlords and Umbraco 6

Umbraco 6 and MVC. Losing the illustrative approach for a more contemporary look using the Bootstrap CSS framework

Turnkey Landlords and Umbraco 6

Full Stack ASP.NET Web Developer

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 our databases and onto our company advisors, also moving client data between our 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, 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/Ubuntu server for website building.


This graphic displays the range of experience gained over my career on web development.

  • ASP.NET framework and ASP.NET Core
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • MSSQL management
  • IIS management
  • SCSS & CSS3
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • HTML5
  • SEO, Google Analytics and Tag Manager
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Git versioning and Jira project management
  • Umbraco content management
  • Node JS & Vue JS
  • ASP.NET Framework applications and services
  • ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET Core worker services
  • Connected services to third party Soap Services, Web References and API’s

Pod1, London based digital media company

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Yahoo!

The sites have been designed by Pod1 and developed using Pod1's Epifony CMS (based on the Symfony framework)

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Red Carnation Hotels

Responsible for the Front End Development and successful launch of 10 hotel websites and a group site

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Matthew Williamson

Involved in email marketing campaigns and online advertising campaigns to promote the launch of new seasonal collections

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 HTML Newsletters

Coding up table based html for email Newsletters with inline styles, to standards that took account of the variety of email clients these would be sent to

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 and Magento

I was tasked with building the micro-site that looks at the technology and features of the Magento platform

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Client website maintenance

Responsible for maintaining and improving on the existing e-commerce websites built and maintained by Pod1

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Barcelo Hotels

Lead Frontend Developer on this project, taking designs and creating fully working templates, liaising with Designers, Backend developers and the Client

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Fred Olsen Cruises

A detailed booking system was integrated, with facilities to update, browse itineraries and book excursions

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Anna Scholz

Responsible, as Lead Front End Developer, for creating the XHTML, CSS and jQuery to present the designer's quality collection of garments

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Aspinal of London

Soon after joining Pod1 I took over the responsibility to finish the build for launch

Date: 2007 - 2009 / pod1-2007-2009
Pod1 - Romo

There are currently five design houses operating under The Romo Group, each with its own distinctive style and colour palette

Frontend ASP.NET and PHP Web Development

Before my employment at Norfolk Capital I was located in London after graduating from my masters course in Fine-Art Printmaking. After teaching myself Photoshop, to mix computer Photoshop work with my fine-art prints, I taught myself the desktop publishing application QuarkXPress and gained employment at The Guardian Newspaper. This led onto becoming interested in web design.

The Guardian set up WorkThing.com, to move their advertisement to an online platform, I was included with this project from the outset until the project was sold by The Guardian newspaper group. I accepted redundancy and went freelance to gain experience in many aspects of web design and frontend web development.