Personal profile & professional history of Paul Webster,
freelance web developer & consultant from New Zealand.
Hey folks, thanks for dropping by!
If your interested in employing my services to build your website, consult on your next web project,
or get you up & running with business online,
please drop me a line over at Progression Media & Development.
If you're just being nosey, as you were, you'll find a brief personal intro & professional history below.
From time to time I'll also post heavily opinionated comment over on my blog.
I am a Zend Certified PHP web developer. I have a keen interest in the internet and related technologies and
I have been working in this field commercially for approximately seven years on a full time basis for several New Zealand
based web firms, and in a freelance capacity for a handful of individuals and organisations.
Most recently I have spent the last 4 years working as a developer/senior developer for Doubledot Media Ltd.
Prior to this I plied my skills and learnt my trade working as a web designer and developer for Vision Online for approximately 3 years.
During this time I have also undertaken numerous projects in a freelance capacity in conjunction with a wide variety
of customers. I am currently self employed and pursuing ongoing freelance work, under the banner of p.m.d.
Primarily dealing with small & medium enterprises, my work history has involved production of large numbers of small business & personal websites,
through to custom builds of large education portals, online research tools & interactive applications. My skillset
is widely varied and broad across the full spectrum of PHP web development in a LAMP environment, page design & construction to current
I have extensive experience with the CakePHP framework, and have also been an early adopter of the Lithium framework. I have historically
developed front end JS using Mootools, and also have plenty of experience with jQuery. I have deployed heavily customized WordPress
installations and have experience with theme & plugin development. Along with SilverStripe & Doctrine, I have experience with
numerous other open source development platforms & utilities. I currently push to adopt HTML5 & CSS3 standards where
I'm a 30 year old, NZ born & bred lad from Central Otago. Im a proud (and busy) father of two, and currently
live in Wanaka with my better half (and similarly busy mum) Vanessa.
I enjoy a cold beer, bass heavy music and plotting the revolution.
Occasioanlly I tear myself away to hit the hills on either my mountain bike or snowboard.
In the pipeline
I have a number of ongoing projects, the following are set for launch soon!
Please contact me if you wish to know any further details on projects past & present, a full portfolio will follow at a later date!
Slicedup In Development
The Slicedup Project is a web development & management platform built on the Lithium Framework.
Daily Grind Private Beta
Daily Grind helps manage tasks & workloads across timezones, including basic foreign exchange accounting.
New Rationale In Development
New ideas for a better way forward, an online magazine to educate the disassociated & ignorant masses.