July 29, 2013

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Summary: Farook Kholwadia, web developer

Farook Kholwadia
Currently working as a Web Developer for intric@. Before this, until the end of 2015, I worked as a web developer for HMRC primarily on the intranet which has an internal audience of over 72,000. In the last year, supported the replacement of an old HTML/CSS legacy site with a Drupal based content management sytem. My most recent 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; 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, 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, 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
  3. Web developing
  4. WordPress
  5. Accessibility
  6. Usability
  7. Web design
  8. Content Management Systems
  9. Photoshop
  10. jQuery

Just joined up with WordPress Leeds, a Local WordPress usergroup for Leeds and the surrounding area. Down for my first meeting and going with high hopes of learning new and wonderous things!

May mean, WordPress, currently number four in the list, moves up and up and up!

 


 

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