Bev Love

Self-motivated, reliable, and hard-working senior web developer with over fourteen years experience of web design and development, gained from working on a variety of different web applications and websites for industries ranging from local & county council, to government agencies, to hotels, to independent retailers, to estate agents.  Able to remain calm under pressure and work within specified time constraints, and solve the majority of problems that are presented.  Natural people skills, and an approachable and amenable disposition ensure both colleagues and clients perceive me in a positive way.  Organised, meticulous with an eye for detail to ensure high quality standards are maintained for all projects.  Experience and a good understanding of HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Zend Framework, MySQL/MSSQL, and WordPress (including associated plugins), and continually working to increase my knowledge.

Bev Love

Nick Name: Bev

Email: bev@bevlove.co.uk

Phone: 07771 847106

  • 14

    Years Experience

  • 8

    Programming Languages

  • 120

    Projects Worked On

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Senior Web Developer / Technical Director

March 2013 - Present (5 years 8 months)

  • Researched and developed functionality to retrieve two different property feeds (text file and a BLM file) via FTP from external servers, store the feed data into a database used by a WordPress website (for an estate agents), and display that information on various pages and search results within the website. This functionality was written using PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Developed bespoke theme and templates files for a large information website, including the creation of custom plugins to enhance functionality. The themes and plugin files were written using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, following designs created in Adobe Fireworks.
  • Designed and developed the layout of a printed A4 sheet that had two sticky labels at the top. The printed A4 sheet would contain the address within one label, a gift message within the other label, and the bottom two-thirds of the page would have the full order details. This was developed using PHP, MySQL, HTML and CSS.
  • Involved in the creation, development & content population of multiple websites, using WordPress CMS and WooCommerce plugin (for eCommerce websites), Interspire eCommerce platform, OpenCart eCommerce platform, or plain HTML. Including the development of custom themes and templates using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript & jQuery based on designs created in Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop, and creation of bespoke plugins for custom functionality, written using PHP, JavaScript, jQuery and MySQL. 
  • Ensure all websites are tested for issues and bugs, resolving any that are found.
  • Checking to make sure that the websites are responsive for mobile and tablet devices, and have cross-browser compatibility. 
  • Oversee client support for all issues and responsible for updating and applying server, WordPress and plugin patches. 
  • Provide training to clients on administering their website either in person, over the telephone or via e-mail. Creation of user guides to complement the training and to provide the client with guidance in the future. 
  • Responsible for a small team, providing them with mentoring, guidance and support for their job role, and managing and prioritising workloads. 
  • Holding weekly team meetings to go through workloads, deadlines, and to identify any areas of concern or any tasks that may fall behind. Work with the team to devise a plan to deal with any concerns or issues, provide them with support, and organise support from other members of the team.
  • Provide information, timescales and support to the Managing Director for a range of different projects. 
  • Attend meetings with clients to go through the specification, functionality, and aim for their new website or for updates to their existing website.  Liaise this information back to the team so that they understand what the client is aiming for and what work is required from them. 
  • Management of projects and sales pipeline using Teamwork and monday.com - providing updates to clients, the team, and the Managing Director.

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Web Developer

January 2015 - Present (5 years 10 months)

  • Creation of new website in WordPress with a bespoke theme created based on designs created in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Regular updating of the website with new information, news articles and important safety information.
  • Administer the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, interacting with people by answering their questions and by providing them with information relating to when the rally is taking place.

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Senior Interface Developer

March 2012 - March 2013 (1 year)

  • Involved in the creation, development, content population and testing of several websites using Kentico Content Management System for ASP.NET.  Including the development of their user interfaces using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery based on designs created in Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Involved in the user interface development of an ASP.NET MVC4 web-based ITIL service configuration catalogue, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery based on designs created in Adobe Photoshop.  Ensuring the catalogue looks and works the same on a range of internet browsers.   
  • Developed the user interface for a web-based coach tour holiday calendar planner, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and JSON based on wireframes. 
  • Oversee client support for all front-end issues – ranging from creation of landing pages, to resolving issues or errors, to providing support and training. 
  • Responsible for the Interface Development team – managing and prioritising workloads, and providing guidance and support. 
  • Creation of Change Requests and Proposals for key clients, including the creation of screen mock-ups using Balsamiq Mockups. 
  • Creation of training guides for clients, whose websites have been created using Kentico Content Management System for ASP.NET 
  • Provide information, timescales and support to the operations manager for a range of different projects and clients. 
  • Ensuring our websites and web applications adhere to W3C and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards.

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Web Developer

September 2011 - December 2011 (4 months)

  • Development of their new corporate website, using the Drupal Content Management System, including development of the user interface based on an Adobe Illustrator file, using HTML and CSS. 
  • Creation of a Vet Practice website using a Content Management System written in Zend Framework, including development of the user interface based on an Adobe Illustrator file, using HTML and CSS. 
  • Designed and developed a new “members-only” campaign mini website, using HTML, CSS and jQuery, working closely with the Marketing Manager. 

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Software Developer

October 2005 - September 2011 (6 years)

  • Lead developer for a web-based works order system, written using the Zend Framework, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and MySQL.   
  • Researched, designed, and implemented a GIS solution for a web-based asset management system, using Open Source Mapguide, PHP, MSSQL, jQuery, AJAX, HTML and CSS. 
  • Expanded functionality of our in-house developed Content Management System to meet the requirements for a Partnership website.  Designed and developed the website using PHP, MSSQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 
  • Designed and developed a user interface for a web-based road traffic accident data system, written using the ASP.NET MVC3 framework, HTML and CSS. 
  • Involved in the testing of a variety of web applications. 
  • Provided information, timescales, and support to project managers for a range of different projects. 
  • Provided support and guidance to the other developers within the department. 
  • Development of training plans and user guides, and running training sessions for groups of users, for a variety of applications. 
  • Development of systems, which adhered to W3C and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards. 

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Information Services Assistant

January 2002 - September 2005 (3 years 9 months)

  • Provided user support to both staff and students, ranging from hardware problems to software issues. 
  • Creation of material & documentation to aid teachers and students in the use of software and hardware. 
  • Creation, maintenance, and administration of the School of Applied Social Sciences & Business Studies website.

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Usherette & Projectionist

July 1994 - January 2002 (7 years 7 months)

  • Communicating with customers clearly, concisely, and quickly in the sale of tickets and confectionary.  Both in person and over the telephone. 
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the City Cinema involving supervision of staff, stock control, and administrative duties.

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I.T. Assistant

August 1998 - August 1999 (1 year)

  • Work placement year, as part of University course.
  • Involved and completed a number of time-orientated projects that would enhance the skills, opportunities, and working practice of Century Inns. 
  • Provided user support for hardware and software to all levels of employee’s, including the Managing Director, and remote employees. 
  • Provided I.T. training to users in person, over the telephone or via e-mail, either on a one-to-one basis or to a group. 

Education

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Open University

Fundamentals of Interaction Design (Distinction) | Certificate in Web Applications Development (Merit - Grade 2 Pass)
2004 - 2009

I enrolled on the Web Applications Development course, as I was keen to move away from I.T. support and into web design.  This course enabled me to gain foundation knowledge in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP, which I was then able to expand upon within my then current role.  I decided to complement my knowledge of web design by learning more about how users interact with interfaces and how to create interfaces that focus more on user experience.

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Northumbria University

BSc (Hons) Computing for Business (1st Class) | HND Computing for Business (Distinction)
1998 - 2002

I opted to study Computing for Business, as I believed that it would give me a good grounding in the different aspects and areas of computing.  The course covered a number of areas that have helped me throughout my career, and that I still use today.  These include Object Orientated Programming, Unified Modelling Language, and Normalisation.

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Cumbria College of Art & Design

BTEC in Desktop Publishing (Distinction) | RSA Stage II in Desktop Publishing (Pass)
1998

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