Manchester Web Developers site
Hello and welcome to my site. I am Mike Thornley, a Certified Web Developer from Bury, Greater Manchester. I completed the Specialist CIW certification in Web Development in 2012.
I am a programmer with a rarity; the benefit of a personality. I am also a hand coder and as this is my personal site, have been known to experiment from time to time!. I have hand coded the site and recently began converting it to HTML5. I've not used WSYWIG software as I prefer the control and love to get down to the grit with code!. I have an adapated WordPress theme, used for the blog homepage but again, this is hand coded. I can and do incidentally use the Wordpress platform to speed up development.
What it is I do..
I am also proficent in using the Adobe Creative Suite package, namely Dreamweaver, Flash & Fireworks for media creation. I try to focus quite heavily naturally on W3C usability, accessibility and standards and as a result write clean code and can build SEO compatable, lightweight web interfaces & apps. I also have an interest in Search Engine Optimisation techniques and WordPress development.
What work I want..
I'm looking for a permanent, Junior/Graduate (in house) Web Developer position. Naturally, I am open to offers. I am not currently seeking solely freelance roles although wouldn't refuse to consider collaborative opportunities and projects. I am currently, slowly working on the portfolio section of the site.
I am also looking to network with other Developers and Designers in the Manchester area. I have a profile on 'Northern Digital Creatives' through Meet-Up, a networking user group for all things tech & web related, where digital creatives can meet regularly in Manchester at various venues. I also have a profile on forrst.com.
Feel free to IM me on any of the listed applications, contact me through my social networking profiles, or even drop me an e-mail - even just to say hello.