Lead Web Developer
Starting at a very young age, Chris has been troubleshooting computer problems and looking for better ways overcome technical barriers for friends, family, and local businesses. He tends to think outside-of-the-box and enjoys making the digital world simpler and easier to understand for the every-day user. As the Senior / Lead Web Developer at Social Tap, Chris is often building new, custom solutions that both look great and save time and resources for everyone involved.
Chris has over 8 years of experience as a WordPress developer and a thorough understanding of the following Front-end Web Development technologies / concepts:
- HTML & CSS
- Responsive Web Design
- Deep understanding of leading web-related technologies
- On page SEO Best Practices
- PHP & Custom WordPress Themes / Plugins
- Javacript / jQuery / JSON or API integrations
- Server Management & CLI
- WordPress Performance Performance & Security
He has studied Web Development & Information Technology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and also has a degree in Behavioural Science obtained when he lived in United States. Since technology is rapidly evolving, he continues to sharpen his digital knowledge daily by learning from industry leaders online using services like Lynda, Udemy, Stack Overflow, and Github.
As a Web Designer & Developer, Chris is constantly looking at the broader picture to make sure a website functions and looks great on a microscopic level. He believes that the little things, along with the big picture, are what lead to making a great impression and a successful digital presence. He prefers keeping his web builds functional and robust, while adhering to the timeless “less is more” adage. Although he is our go-to person for our more complex projects, his knowledge of what works and doesn’t long-term is key to saving time and money in the end.
If your website requires custom functionality, an advanced user experience, performance optimisation, or just lean and reliable coding, Chris is the expert for you.