a swiss army knife web professional

About Me...

My name is Bharat Kika ( pronounced : kee-ker ) I prefer to be called Baz, I'm a 33 year old, married with two children. I graduated two years ago with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Web System Development.

The reason I describe myself as 'a type of Swiss army knife web professional', is because I'm current working as a freelancer and get asked to do all sorts of web related tasks. An average week can include me working in Photoshop creating graphics, a day or two coding, a few hours in Google Analytics coupled with running small Google Adwords campaigns. Not to mention keyword research (for SEO), usability testing/improvements. A bit of database design for bespoke web projects, oh and some server / email configuration work too!

I'm a web developer from Wigan, web design and all things web is my passion. I enjoy the variety of tasks I get asked to do and the projects I get to work on.

On a personal note I'm a massive Wigan Warriors Rugby League fan and try to get to as many games as I can.

I've worked and helped local charities where I can, and hope to do some more volunteering soon.

Portfolio...

Bodyguard training app

This was a freelance project I worked on for a client. The client asked me if I could design and build bodyguard training app for Apple and Android. The App would be sold throughout the world and help users learn more about bodyguard procedures and tactics. The primary goal of the app would be to educate users, with a secondary goal of raising the profile of clients company within the sector. I worked with a videographer to create video footage to use within the apps.

  • java |
  • css |
  • php |
  • javascript |
  • jquery |
  • design

Me 2 You Charity Website

I worked on this website with a colleague.

The initial idea came from the old me 2 charity website, which used blue and cloud illustrations in the background. We built upon this idea and produced a fun looking website which included the charity mascot. The website is a fully bespoke PHP development, which included a backend to allow for editing pages.

  • xhtml |
  • css |
  • php |
  • sql |
  • javascript |
  • jquery |
  • jquery modbile |
  • design |
  • responsive design |
  • jquery |
  • jquery mobile |
  • design |
  • responsive design

Boiler Quote Form

This was another client project I worked on. The client wanted me to produce a very efficient web form that would help users locate engineers to provide boiler quotes. The form contains many different types of validation and also make use of a postcode api that validates addresses.

  • html |
  • css |
  • php |
  • javascript |
  • jquery |
  • design

Security Guarding & Training

This was a freelance project I worked on for a client. The client already had an old site online that was used more as a online business card for the company. After speaking with the client it was explained to me that they wanted to increase trainee sign ups & generate more corporate work. I built the site from the ground up, working with the client to produce new content for SEO. The information architecture was also worked on to help the users better navigate site.

  • html |
  • css |
  • php |
  • seo |
  • javascript |
  • jquery |
  • design

Wigan Property Portal

This is a personal project I create with a property developer friend.

The idea behind this website is to let private landlords advertise their properties online with no fuss. This site is completely bespoke project, from the back end log in system to the google map coding. I was particular happy with how the main search feature turned out, using Ajax to help users find listings.

  • xhtml |
  • css |
  • php |
  • sql |
  • jquery |
  • ajax |
  • design |
  • database design |
  • google maps api |
  • mod re-writes

Counselling and Therapy Website

This was a freelance project I create for a client.

I was given the opportunity to re-develop an older website for a Psychotherapist. In discussions with the client it was mentioned that space and openness was important in counselling sessions. I was able to use this as a design and theme guide, using white space to reinforce openness. I have also been asked to improve the search engine visibility through SEO and Google Locations

  • xhtml |
  • css |
  • php |
  • jquery |
  • ajax |
  • design |

Facebook App

This is a project I created for myself.

The idea behind the App is to allow users to see the latest vouchers codes. The voucher codes are delivered by a third party Affiliate network. The app is built using Facebook PHP API and Facebook JavaScript API. This only allows users to use the app once they have given permission to the app its self. This permission allows for status updates by the app and sharing of the app to the users friends.

  • php |
  • sql |
  • javascript |
  • jquery |
  • design |
  • jquery |
  • facebook api |
  • affiliate feeds

Charity Fundraising Concept

This was my third year university project.

The idea behind this website was to help raise money for charity. The website consists of a multi-level / permission login system. This allows different users to use the site. The site is fully PHP driven and is used to run reverse raffles. This site was produced as a working prototype that is to be built upon once funding is found.

  • php |
  • sql |
  • javascript |
  • jquery |
  • design |
  • jquery |
  • facebook api |
  • illustration

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