Louis Nel
Web Developer at The Unlimited
Durban Area, South Africa | Information Technology and Services
Web Administrator (2013 - Present)
The Unlimited
Privately Held, 501-1000 employees, Financial Services

Wireframing, UX design and prototyping of prospective websites using Axure RP software.
Installing Wordpress platforms, creating MySQL databases.
Slicing Photoshop website design PSD files for HTML and Wordpress theme conversions.
Converting static websites into a CMS platform like Wordpress.
e-Commerce platform experience in OpenCart - setting up the platform, adding and maintaining a catalogue and integrating payment gateways.
Managing Wordpress websites.
Hardening Wordpress and Wordpress security.
Customising PHP code and writing custom script.
Building responsive web layouts using the Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework.
Creating HTML emailers and sending out campaigns using Mailchimp and Active Campaign.
Experience with PHP MVC frameworks like the Zend Framework.
Profient in Javascript and jQuery.
Google Analytics administration as well as advanced analytics like Goal Tracking.

Web Developer (2012 - 2012)
iX Online Motoring
Sole Proprietorship, 11-50 employees, Automotive

Slicing of Photoshop front-end designs for new websites.
Hand-coding of HTML and CSS.
Working in Microsoft Visual Studio to convert static HTML pages to dynamic asp.net website skins for proprietary Content Management System.
Troubleshoot cross-browser compatibility and ensure consistency across platforms.
Flash development and editing of existing flash projects.
Graphic design of images, banners and buttons.

Web Developer and Design Team Leader (2011 - 2012)
Astral Media

Manager of web development team
HTML and CSS development
Front-end development
Graphic design of company stationery, including business cards, letterheads, etc.
Content Management System (CMS) development including Wordpress and Joomla and template design and conversion for these platforms.
Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Fireworks and Dreamweaver.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for developed websites.
Links to recent websites developed personally:

In-house IT and Support Technician (2010 - 2011)
Pam Golding Properties
Privately Held, 1001-5000 employees, Real Estate

Consulting IT solutions
On-site computer training to estate agents
CRM database maintenance and uploads of agents' client lists to the Pam Golding CRM system Alchemy.
Sending out promotional HTML emails for weekly show houses.

Computer Applications Technology Teacher (2007 - 2010)
Port Natal School

Grade 10 - 12 FET syllabus.
Computer Literacy and skills in Microsoft Office.
Word Processing and professional markup of text documents.
Spreadsheets and .csv documents.
Presentation software.
Relational Databases.
Basic HTML.
Ethical implications of computer use.

Skills & Expertise

WordPress, CSS, Dreamweaver, HTML, SEO, Web Development, Flash, PHP, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Web Design, CMS, Joomla, Cross-browser Compatibility, Adobe Fireworks, XHTML, Teaching, jQuery, Front-end, ASP.NET, User Experience, User Interface Design, Zend Framework, XML, Web Standards, DHTML, User Experience Design, MySQL, Visual Studio, MVC, Advanced CSS, Databases, CSS3, C#, Flash Animation, Wireframes, phpMyAdmin, OS X, Online Marketing, Email Marketing, Strategic Planning, Social Media, PhpMyAdmin

  • Afrikaans
  • English
University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika (2004 - 2006)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, FET
Varsity College (2001 - 2004)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication and Media Studies, English
Activities and societies: KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir
Port Natal (1988 - 2000)