My name is Shaun Chattell. I am a 26 year old freelance web developer with a strong interest in web design and web development. It is my hobby and my passion. I have around 12 years experience with designing and developing personal projects and 6 years freelance experience.
My interest in web development started whilst I was at high school and I instantly took an interest to the coding side of websites. I managed to get a firm understanding of the HTML & PHP languages which I then used combined with CSS which I had also learnt, to build my first website. My first website was a text based game that was built from a blank canvas using nothing but notepad. I have since built other text based games and at present still have a personal, actively developed text based game that is currently undergoing an improved framework rebuild.
I still occasionally "play about" with code development within Notepad to prove to myself that it is indeed still possible to develop websites in this manner. I do use other software such as Microsoft Visual Studio and Adobe Dreamweaver which I use daily and have a solid understanding of the usability of both choices of software. I mainly use Adobe Fireworks for design and creating images due to it's ease and usability, I am in the process of learning to use PhotoShop as it should be used to further develop my design skills.
When developing websites I start from a completely blank page, all websites I develop are hand coded which allows me to create you a very unique website by allowing myself to develop web pages with no restrictions that are often implemented within blogging platforms that are widely available for downloading. This being said, I have a solid understanding of developing custom websites for use with Drupal and I have successfully completed a handful of projects that required the use of the Drupal framework.