July 29, 2013

About

Status


  • Work for intrica. Completed updating our site using the DIVI theme.
  • Completed working on a project building a custom theme in OpenCart for a large volume e-commerce business, view at Luxair Hoods.
  • Finished working on a WordPress project building a custom site using the Breviter theme for a hospital radio St. Luke’s Sound. Work done as Intrica’s pro bono conribution to the community.
  • Happy for volunteer work on short term projects in the Yorkshire area.
  • Available for freelance work on short term and ongoing projects in the Yorkshire area or remotely.

Summary: Farook Kholwadia, web developer

Farook Kholwadia
Work as a Web Developer for intrica. Before this, until the end of 2015, I worked as a web developer for HMRC primarily on the intranet which had an internal audience of over 72,000. In the final year, supported the replacement of an old HTML/CSS legacy site with a Drupal based content management sytem. My external work was developing mini sites on our HMRC Digital pilots area.

Before joining HMRC, I used to work part time as a Webmaster at The National Archives; and at the same time, I used to work part time for Rights Watch (UK) as the External Communications Officer.

In my spare time, which is very limited thanks to the demands of two kids and because of this, I create small, bespoke websites for the small business / sole trader / charities. Sites are WordPress or using HTML, CSS, with usability and accessibility in mind. Image optimisation, support with domain name and hosting and SEO all thrown in if needed.


Skills

skills

“How I rate myself with my top ten skills and expertise”

  1. XHTML
  2. CSS
  1. WordPress
  2. Web developing
  3. Accessibility
  4. Usability
  5. Web design
  6. Content Management Systems
  1. Photoshop
  2. jQuery

Member of WordPress Leeds, a Local WordPress usergroup for Leeds and the surrounding area. Going with high hopes of learning new and wonderous things!


Education

birkbeck
Birkbeck (University of London)
Foundation degree, Web Technologies.Areas of study: 

  • Introduction to Web Authoring using XHTML and CSS
  • Web Authoring using Dreamweaver
  • Database Design using MySQL
  • Developing Multimedia Assets using Fireworks and Flash
  • Multimedia Web Programming using Flash and ActionScript
  • JavaScript
  • E-Commerce Applications
  • PHP
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Software and Programming
  • Information Systems Concepts
  • Information Systems Management
  • Work related Project