Hi, I'm Travis
Who Am I?
My name is Travis Ridings and I am, among other things, a website and web application developer. "What the heck is a web application developer," you ask? That is a person who designs, and writes the code for, web-based software applications (e.g. a to-do list or a word processing program).
I have over 12 years of experience in developing websites and web applications and hold a degree in computer systems analysis/design/programming. I currently focus on web-based development and have extensive experience in:
- HTML / XHTML / HTML5
- CSS / CSS3
- Database design
- Content Management Systems (including Joomla® and WordPress)
- Integration with 3rd party APIs
You'll notice I didn't include "Web Designer" in that list. While I can handle the "basics" of visual design, I make no claim to be an artist or graphic designer. I'm more of a "left-brain", back-end kind of person.
Why do I do this?
Over the past decade I've helped both individuals and businesses develop and implement everything from basic websites to complex online software applications. I have helped start-ups bring their ideas to life on the web and launch successful businesses. I have also helped businesses make the transition to the web by developing web-based apps and services.
I do this because I enjoy finding solutions to unique, or sometimes not so unique, problems and helping people create products that will help them achieve their goals. I constantly seek to further expand my knowledge and hone my techniques with every new challenge.