About PMD

Progression Media & Development is:
Paul Webster
Web Developer, Designer and Consultant

Professional

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 11 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.

For the last 8 years working I have had an ongoing relationship with Doubledot Media Ltd, intially as a web developer & designer in-house, and currently as a contractor in the roles of senior developer, developer support, operations & project management. 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.

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 primarily a LAMP environment, page design & construction to current web standards, dynamic HTML user interface and javascript applications.

I build web apps primarily in PHP, having extensive experience with the CakePHP framework, and have deployed heavily customized WordPress installations and have experience with theme & plugin development. When constructing client side applications & user interfaces I'll generally be using AngularJS, jQuery & Bootstrap. I do of course have experience with numerous other open source development platforms & utilities.

Personal

I'm a 34 year old, NZ born & bred lad from Central Otago. I currently reside in the country side near Wanaka with my better half and two children (and two ponies, six chickens, four cats and a guinea pig).

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.