About Me

My name is Nigel

I am a front and backend web developer who specializes in creating dynamic and beautiful web pages. I have been in the field for nearly 10 years, and have been loving every minute of it.

How It All Began

I grew up in Singapore, a tiny island republic in South East Asia. I have been playing and working with computers all my life. My first computer was the Apple II+. The first computer language I learned was Apple Basic! I have a background in Electrical Engineering & System Control. Sometime in the mid 90s, I ditched all my high powered engineering stuff and went into Data Networking. I found myself working with Telecommunication systems, installing and maintaining FreeBSD routing servers.

During my university in Melbourne Australia, i wrote my first webpage with HTML with a Vi editor on a Sun Sparc! One thing led to another. A RMIT student club at uni contracted me get a simple webpage up for $50.

In the spring of 2004, I downloaded my first copy of WordPress (v1.4) and I have been developing websites with WordPress ever since.


Big Transitions

I moved to Vancouver BC in 2010. With no job lined up, I started providing web design services. As i completed more and more projects, I realised I needed more training with the right stuff. I enrolled in the Technical Web Designer Program at BCIT. I had the opportunity to brush up my skills, learn new ones, sharpened those that i already have.

My Competency Chart

Coding Skills

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • PHP/MySQL"
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • SASS
  • Web Accessibility/ARIA

Development Skills

  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • oomla/Mambo
  • Typo3
  • WooCommerce
  • Prestashop
  • Magento
  • Web Accessibility/ARIA

Software Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere/Finalcut
  • Audacity
  • Cinema4D
  • Daz3D

Operating System Familiarity

  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows
  • MacOS"
  • Raspbian
  • Debian/FreeBSD