HELLO
I AM
JOHN

I've been breaking making websites for over 15 years.

About

My name is John. I am a web developer based out of Silver Spring, MD. I’ve been developing sites and applications for the web for the past 15 years, and I like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at it.

Location

I am based in Silver Spring, MD, but am available to do work all throughout the greater Washington DC Area.  I also work full-time in Ellicott City, MD as a web-developer at The Connextion. The Connextion is an established technology business that specializes in web design, application development and search engine optimization, with a reputation for building and hosting solid and productive websites.

Experience

I primarily focus on developing sites with PHP and MySQL, but am well-versed using other web-technologies and languages. Programming and developing is more about understanding the process more than the specific language you create it with. I utilize and advocate web standards like CSS and XHTML, partially because its the right thing to do – mostly because it makes my life easier. 🙂 I have experience developing on a variety of CMS platforms, including but not limited to WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, PrestaShop, OSCommerce, Magento  plus have created a variety of custom CMS systems to suit my clients needs. If you are looking for a competent developer to help you develop your website, I encourage you to review my portfolio, and contact me.

Hobbies

Who has times for hobbies?  😉  Among the few hobbies I’ve managed to find the time for, a few of the most notable and recent ones are:

  • Amateur Telescope Making – I’ve spent the last year building my own dobsonian telescope.
  • Fitness – Is this even considered a hobby?  Lately I’ve become obsessed with getting in shape.  I completed a round of Shaun T’s Insanity Workout, and have begun a Les Mills Pump/Combat hybrid workout.  I wish I had started this 10 years ago — but better late than never, right?

Music

My musical tastes are moderately eclectic – here are a few random examples of bands I like: Muse, Radiohead, Nirvana, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Weezer, Calvin Harris, The Postal Service, Bach, Pink Floyd, Ween.

Movies & Television

Lately The Secret of Kels, Shrek 3, and Tangled have recently made their debut on our home-theater, at my son’s request. I’m a huge movie fan, but rarely have time to watch.

Recently some of my favorite shows have been: Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, Game of Thrones and True Blood.

Books

I love fantasy books. Robert Jordan and Raymod E. Feist are among my favorite authors.