About Me

Martin SlackIn 2010 my wife and I decided on a tree-change and moved from Melbourne, Australia to the Victorian High Country.

After a few years growing hydroponic tomatoes (an interesting experience). I enrolled in a series of courses to learn how to earn a living online. In the process, I learned WordPress in detail.

I currently develop WordPress sites for local and online clients using customised themes, premium themes and theme frameworks with customised skins.

My experience includes developing websites from scratch, editing and updating existing websites and dynamic web applications. I offer web hosting and maintenance services to clients for whom I have developed websites.

I studied business at the University of Cape Town, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) in Marketing.

I completed a comprehensive front-end developer course to add formal training to my developer experience. Through both the training and experience I acquired the range of skills necessary for front-end development, including the following.

Technical Skills

  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Responsive design
  • PHP
  • GSAP Animation
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Git and Github

Design and Photographic Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Inkscape
  • Adobe Lightroom

My years in business provided much experience that is relevant to developing websites as commercial investments. In particular, marketing skills have proved very useful.

Business Skills

  • Branding and Brand Research
  • Customer Experience (CX) Research and Implementation
  • Extensive Marketing and Advertising Research
  • Strategic Marketing
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