Hi there.

This is the personal webspace of Ed Wheeler, a Portland, Oregon based web/graphic designer and HTML/CSS developer. This is a collection of websites and projects I have worked on. My main area of focus is writing standards compliant XHTML & CSS, but when I'm not doing that you can find me falling off my bike. I am also available for freelance projects, so if you are looking for some help for your own website, just let me know. Soon I think I'll put a sheep down there or something.

Portfolio

Currently, I work as an HTML/CSS specialist on the following sites: Petersons.com, Resumeedge.com, Essayedge.com, Culinaryschools.com, MBAschools.com, and many more. Sites I've been involved with in the past from other employers or freelance include: Athomegroomers.com (2005), Goodnoe.com (2003), Defrehncorp.com (2002), Fantasyfaux.com (2002), Newtowncalendar.com (2002), Angelmarkassociates.com (2002), Warringtonhunt.com (2002).

Below is a small sample of a few projects I've worked on, and my involvement with them.

Peterson's Contest Site (2008)

  • Standards compliant XHTML and tableless CSS for contest microsite (3 pages including description, instructions, and rules)
  • Coded all aspects of site in a .NET environment using Visual Studio 2005
  • Site design and layout from provided Photoshop documents, and sliced images from these assets.
Completed while employed at Peterson's
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At Home Groomers (2005)

  • HTML and CSS in a PHP templated environment
  • Designed and coded all aspects of the site
  • Includes description of services pages, photo gallery, and contact form
  • Minor Flash animation used in layout

Freelance



Peterson's Corporate Site (2005)

  • HTML and CSS in an ASP environment
  • Coded all aspects of site, including ASP templates and connection to a custom CMS
  • Site design and layout from provided Photoshop documents, and sliced images from these assets.

Completed while employed at Peterson's

HTML sample | CSS sample | View site

Resume

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Work Experience

Peterson's
Web Production Designer/Software Engineer | Sept. 2003 - Present
Edited, created, managed and maintained HTML, PHP, and ASP pages. Responsibilities included editing pages in Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Studio and Zend Studio, creation of graphics in Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady, in accordance with web design standards. Created HTML emails. Technical lead in implementing compliance to ADA Section 508, for users with disabilities. Main point of contact for all front-end design related issues. Assisted in creating and editing XML/XSL templates for implementation of a Content Management System and other projects. Sites involved include: Thomsonpetersons.com, Petersons.com, Resumeedge.com, Essayedge.com, Cyberedit.com, and Culinaryschools.com. Maintained Drupal applications across multiple sites.

Freelance
Web/Graphic Design | Dec. 2002 - Present
Executed projects from concept to completion including websites and logo designs.

Angelmark Associates, Inc.
Web Designer | Sept. 2001 - Nov. 2002
Designed, built, and maintained websites for clients and inhouse. Responsibilities included layout of design in Photoshop, building the site using HTML, CSS, Photoshop and various other programs, and keeping up to date with any changes wanted by the client. Also assisted in the design and production of magazine ads, newsletters and logo designs using Quark XPress, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Broad Street Community Newspapers
Paginator | May 2001 - Nov. 2002
Assisted with layout and pagination of three weekly publications: Northeast Times, Bucks County Midweek and Montgomery County Midweek. Responsibilities included page layout according to standards set by the Art Director and Publisher.

Education

Bucks County Community College
Completed a 2 month long intensive course on PHP/MySQL for building dynamic websites, to further advance programming abilities.
Completed May 2005

Mercer County Community College
Studied C# and the .NET framework with an aim to enhance programming abilities.
Completed December 2004

Bucks County Community College
Studied Graphic Design with an emphasis on Web Design and Development. Completed a certificate Web Design program in courses dealing with HTML, Javascript, DHTML, Photoshop, QuarkXPress and other applications.
Completed June 2002

Managerial Training Seminar
Attended a 16 hour training course on effective managerial skills and motivating leadership qualities.
Completed May 1997

Middle Bucks Area Vocational Technical School
Completed a 3 year drafting and design program focused on computer aided design.
Graduated June 1996

Council Rock High School
Concentrated on graphic art and desktop publishing courses to enhance design abilities.
Graduated June 1996


References available on request.

Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in (X)HTML and CSS, well versed in all common web development applications and processes.
  • Designed numerous web sites from concept to completion, including all design and programming, both while employed at companies and for freelance work.
  • Assisted in constructing web standards and best practices for large company web sites.
  • Created HTML for email newsletter campaigns.
  • Led some training sessions of CSS and best practices with web developers and other technically minded people.
  • Restructured pages using semantic HTML/CSS to boost search engine rankings (SEO)

Technical Experience

  • (X)HTML (advanced)
  • CSS (advanced)
  • ASP/VBScript (intermediate)
  • PHP scripting (intermediate)
  • Javascript (novice to intermediate)
  • MySQL (novice)
  • ASP.NET (novice)
  • Object Oriented PHP (novice)
  • Drupal (novice)
  • XML/XSL (novice)
  • SVN (novice)

Program Knowledge

  • Photoshop for Web (advanced)
  • Dreamweaver (advanced)
  • Ultraedit and other text editors (advanced)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6 & 2005 (intermediate)
  • Zend Studio (intermediate)
  • Illustrator (intermediate)
  • Quark XPress (intermediate)
  • Photoshop for print (intermediate)
  • Flash (novice)

Contact

You can email me at ed@pelletized.com