Christie Who?

I am a full time freelance WordPress and Drupal web developer.  I have been involved in the industry for over 18 years. I hold a degree in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Go Retrievers!) . Most of what I know I learned from working in the field, pushing my limits, and having a strong curiosity about the web.

Skillset

I’ve made my mark with CSS, XHTML and Cross-browser compatibility and keep up to date with the latest web standards, including responsive web builds for tablet and mobile, CSS3 implementation for dynamic graphical elements, and the latest SEO-friendly coding standards. I work on and own both Macs and PCs. All my sites are tested on both systems, with 5 different browsers.

Front end or backend, it makes no difference, I’m also proficient in PHP programming and MySQL database solutions. I’ve used these to create several dynamic websites and complex web applications. My back-end experience on the LAMP bundle led to a natural foray into Content Management Systems. I have built over 210 websites in Drupal; from PSD to launch, theming to solution building. I am also an expert with WordPress website building and custom plug-in and theme development. WordPress is currently my favorite CMS to build with.

I’ve also built a handful of E-Commerce Solutions with software such as ZenCart, X-Cart, IMS Cart, WooCommerce, GoDaddy, Ubercart (Drupal), Commerce (Drupal), and PayPal. I’ve built sites inside of frameworks such as Smarty, Symphony, and Zend, and have have developed websites for notable companies such as Lax World, Gear Wrench®, DHL Global Mail, and Johns Hopkins International. I also have experience with RSS Feeds (XML), JavaScript (jQuery), SCSS (SASS), and version control with repositories (GitHub, Bitbucket).

Clients

I have in the past and/or currently collaborate with companies such as NOVA Web Group, Mindgrub, R2integrated, Carton Donofrio Partners, Inc., Balance Interactive, GMMB, Orange Element, The Berndt Group, Visionmark Communications, Fionta, ByteGrid, The American Psychological Association, The Canton Group, as well as dozens of small business owners. Please feel free to contact me for more information (info [at] christiemade [dot] com) or using the form to the right.

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