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D A T.

@derektpvw

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## BIO Over 35 years in IT, last 21 as a freelancer. Won the Freelance Contractor category of the Remote Worker Awards 2009 (UK), plus a runner-up in the 2016 iHubbub Home Business awards. **Application development and consultancy to organisations large and small**: We have built websites for Cisco Systems and Sun Micro; information systems for Dun+Bradstreet, Supply Chain tools for Sainsbury and accounts databases for the local plumber - and many many more! Very flexible, high quality of service. We achieved ISO9001 (2000) Quality Management Certification in December 2007, and are committed to providing excellent service, with great communication and outstanding value for money. Area of Expertise ASP.Net, (both VB and C#), VBA, VBScript, Excel, MySQL, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, JScript; All 32- and 64-bit Windows platforms; Wide range of browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera etc..)
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This simple site was designed and built by me from scratch for a client. There was a requirement to keep it very simple and low-budget, but include the capability for content management by a non-technical user (complete with security etc).  I built a simple file-based CMS, no database involved, together with a single-page CMS admin page. An embedded WYSIWYG editor allows the user to edit content on a selected page, whilst other controls allow for upload of resources, changing or addition of menu items etc. 
The site is built in VB.Net and is fully responsive.
www.sharingstoriesforwellbeing.co.uk
This single-page tool takes text entered by the user and applies rules to various character pairs and sequences, including randomisation. The converted text makes use of additional glyphs in specially-prepared handwriting fonts, to give a randomised, natural look to finished text in the script font. This page was developed from scratch for a client who previously had a standalone desktop application. The original code was too inefficient and poorly constructed to use, but the new code developed is fully structured, documented and maintainable. It is written in VB.Net making extensive use of Regular Expressions for text matching and replacement.
www.Scriptalizer.co.uk
Build website from scratch (to designer's layouts) including MySql database backend, webservice interface to insurer, dynamic generation of PDF documentation, database-driven pricing model, fully responsive pages, plus comprehensive admin back-end (all aspects of site fully configurable). This was completed in a few weeks to the clients' requirements but I had full technical design, build, testing and implementation control.  The site is written in VB.Net with MySql backend, Javascript with JQuery on the client.
Protected4u.co.uk website
I developed both an ASP.Net based IFrame form plus many versions of different CSS to allow that form to be displayed with radically different look-and-feel. The IFrame picks up stylesheets based on the requesting domain name, a passed affiliate ID parameter, and whether the requesting browser is a mobile device or not. These are applied cumulatively so that a particular domain may use a given layout, the colours of which vary by affiliate, for instance. 
Different stylesheets allow major changes to layout, for instance using single-column, three-column or five-column layouts; incorporating logos, icons and other images; changing input field borders and padding; changing error highlighting methods, etc.. etc..
I've developed well over a hundred varied stylesheets for use with this form over the past couple of years. All layouts are pure CSS, with no need for Javascript, and no server-side changes required. All layouts are cross-browser compatible.
Page look+feel changes through CSS

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$207.00 USD
Derek provided a great service and was very professional at resolving my issues. He also worked very quickly which makes a great change from many on here.
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Flag of GB Pete D. @simviator
8 years ago
5.0
$25.00 USD
Small project on which he over-delivered way beyond expectations. Terrific attention to detail. Has applied his knowledge to the task enthusiastically and fully. Delivered back work of exemplary quality. Thoroughly delighted with the results, without doubt recommending him.
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Flag of US Paul J. @PaulParseNIP
8 years ago
5.0
$45.00 USD
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12 years ago
5.0
$150.00 USD
First class service in both project turnaround time and quality of work. I would highly recommend DerekTP.
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12 years ago
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I am very pleased with Derek's work and manner, I recommend him unreservedly.
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Small Office Solutions Ltd
May 1995 - Present
I founded Small Office Solutions Ltd in 1995 specifically to provide support and development services to small businesses and to individuals working remotely from their employer. Since then the business has grown and we've helped customers throughout the UK, as well as globally from Canada to Australia. SOS has also published software on a licensed basis, and today concentrates on web applications and websites, developing sites from new as well as maintaining, fixing or enhancing existing sites. We also of

Education

British Computer Society Part 1

United Kingdom 1979 - 1980
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B.Sc. Energy Studies

University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom 1976 - 1979
(3 years)

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BCS Part 1

British Computer Society
1981
A certification for IT professionals in the UK, the "Part 1" exam has since been superceded by other more subject-specific qualifications. In the early 80's I achieved Part 1 certification following post-graduate study on a 1-day-per week course over a year, in conjunction with review of on-the-job training with my employer.

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