About Me

Hello! I'm Daryl and I pursue all logical and designer things by creating bespoke websites from design to code. Originally from Kent, I now reside in Swindon pursuing all business opportunities and developing websites for small and medium enterprises.

Current Employment & Degree

Co-Owner & Platform Developer

January 2014 onwards Summers Property Inventories Limited

  • Identified a niche in the private rental market and developed a web-based property inspection reporting platform called iSpi and brought it to market for letting agents, landlords and tenants. It provided the opportunity for clients to manage their properties, appointments and inspection reports online. Over 2,500 reports created since 2014 with more than 15 clients and the support of self-employed clerks and administrators.

  • iSpi was created with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP and MySQL using mobile-first responsive design.

  • iSpi provided the ability to compile property inspection reports in real-time using a web browser on any internet enabled device. Each report was assigned a unique passcode where clients could view the reports online.

  • Created and maintained the company website with a strong focus on SEO to increase visitor traffic and engagement to generate new business. Google Analytics and Google Ads were also utilised.

  • Ongoing technical support for iSpi and the company website with regular upgrades, maintenance and content. Created all company graphics and designed all the marketing materials for digital and printed mediums.

  • General administration duties including liaising with new and existing clients through business networking events, bookkeeping, invoicing, diary management and customer support via email and telephone.

1st Class BSc (Hons) in Property Marketing, Design and Development

September 2008 to June 2011 The University of Portsmouth

This degree focused on a broad range of topics relating to all aspects of the residential property sector such as: Planning & Regeneration Procedures, Practice & Law; Regeneration & Design for Sustainable Cities; Surveys & Defects; and Property Vulnerability & Risk Mitigation.
The course assisted with the ability to:

  • Work independently, set deadlines and organise workloads efficiently;
  • Professionally present and communicate projects in a confident manner;
  • Lead a team to participate and conduct group projects to a high standard;
  • Conduct independent research in a structured and coherent manner.

Recent Employment History

Web Developer & Department Supervisor

September 2011 - January 2014 SiteWizard.co.uk

  • Department Supervisor for the website design and development teams. This involved managing queue times, generating sales quotes, staff training, developing and integrating new business strategies with other managers.

  • Engaging with customers and designing website mock-ups using Adobe Photoshop by following the brief. Coding them manually using HTML, CSS, jQuery and integrating the in-house CMS, whilst utilising responsive design.

  • Regular website amendments including content editing and upgrading websites to become mobile responsive.

  • Testing new and existing websites for cross-browser compatibility and fixing identified bugs and console errors.

  • SEO integration and regular alterations to ensure websites complied with Google standards and ensuring white hat techniques were used for optimal optimisation. Monitoring Google Analytics statistics to identify areas of improvement to increase visitor engagement and solutions to reduce bounce rates.

  • Knowledge of paid search campaigns and necessary website alterations to cater towards successful integration.

Freelance Web Developer & Graphic Designer

2004 onwards Freelancer

  • Obtain new clients through word-of-mouth and recommendations and design, build and host bespoke websites to meet the business criteria creating mobile-first brochure websites. Creating a website mock-up using Adobe Photoshop and then utilising HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, plus additional scripts sourced online, i.e. GitHub, to improve website usability and functionality.

  • Adapt prebuilt WordPress CMS templates and integrate the client’s design and content through major sitewide changes, as well as additional plugins and features.

  • Graphic design to include company logos, email signatures business cards and website imagery.

  • Provide regular website updates and maintenance and integrate SEO and PPC campaigns if required.

Services Available

Web Design

Web Design

From design to online, I will transform your ideas and media into a beautifully crafted bespoke website

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Professionally designed marketing materials, creative branding and logo design service available

SEO

SEO

I can adapt your website to improve its search engine rankings in Google with some industry techniques

Support

Support

I offer continual website support and maintenance and will make any modifications you require

Client Testimonials

Pricing Packages

Bronze Website
£300 Per Website
Mockup designed in Photoshop
Coded and content/images added
Cross-browser tested & made live
Not mobile & tablet responsive
No content management system
Silver Website
£600 Per Website
Mockup designed in Photoshop
Coded and content/images added
Cross-browser tested & made live
Mobile & tablet responsive
No content management system
Gold Website
£900 Per Website
Mockup designed in Photoshop
Coded and content/images added
Cross-browser tested & made live
Mobile & tablet responsive
Built using WordPress for editing
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