Jeff Lowder

Jeff Lowder is one of Australia’s leading web developers, with a unique mix of specialities that span back end and front end development, information architecture, and strategic advice to organisations on how to leverage online capabilities for their business.

Need a Zend Framework PHP developer in Sydney Australia? Jeff Lowder has been working with the OOP PHP Zend Framework since it was version .07.

Awards

Sites he has developed have been nominated and won awards for AIMIA, i–Awards, Davey, Webby and Interactive Media Awards.

Quick snapshot:

Jeff freelances to some of Australia’s top digital agencies, including MARK, M & C Saatchi, Boomworks, Massive, Eclipse Group (Deloitte), Different, One Digital and Frame Group.

Jeff’s business savvy and entrepreneurial drive makes him more than just a technical web specialist. His clients also enjoy his ability to strategically address business needs with innovative online solutions that are user–focussed and add value to the business.

Jeff has a reputation for delivering strategic business solutions in an online environment and for demonstrating a ‘can do’ attitude. Previous clients have commented “Don’t accept ‘no, it can’t be done’ for an answer until you’ve talked to Jeff”.

Tech Speak

Back–end and Databases

OOP PHP5 - Zend Framework MVC (0.7–1.10)
Zend_Tool / Zend_Form / Zend_Layout / ZendX_JQuery
XML / REST / SOAP / XML-RPC
XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0
MySQL / MSSQL
Subversion / CVS
SSH & S/FTP

Front–end

X/HTML & CSS
Javascript / JSON / Ajax
JQuery /JQuery UI / Dojo / Prototype / MooTools
Cross browser/platform testing

Web Servers

Apache / IIS / Websphere

Platforms

Linux / Microsoft / Apple OSX & IOS

Web Publishing and eCommerce Systems

Open Cart, Magento eCommerce, Drupal, Wordpress

Software

NetBeans / Eclipse / Adobe CS6
Photoshop / Fireworks / Illustrator / Flash
Firefox & Firebug

Accessibility

Conducted over 20 Accessibility Audits for a range of government departments, including bug reporting and training of in-house developers.

Guest presenter at OzeWAI 2003 conference on “How to Achieve Accessibility Using Web-Standards”.

Flat out doing...

Aspen Pharmacare

Aspen Pharmacare

Design and development of new website and product catalogue. Including custom built CMS.

PHP5 Zend Framework, AJAX, MySQL, XHTML and CSS, JQuery
Client: Aspen Pharmacare
NRL

NRL Player Development Manager application

Design and creation of database application to collect quantitative data and build reports on on player education and employment activities.

PHP5 Zend Framework, AJAX, MySQL, XHTML and CSS, JQuery
Client: Skoosh product (collaboration with the NRL)
Communikai

Communikai

The easy online procurement solution for print and marketing collateral.

Source, compare, order, approve and track your project end-to-end.

Front-end development: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Back-end development: PHP5 Zend Framework, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, MySQL
Client: Skoosh Product
BestGreens

BestGreens

BestGreens is Australia’s premium golf course search engine. The search includes 18 or 9 holes on public, private or public access golf courses. Profiles also includes information like descriptions, mapping, facilities, contact details and the opportunity to read, as well as write, your own course reviews.

Front-end development: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Back-end development: PHP5 Zend Framework, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, MySQL
Client: BestGreens, Internet Startup
RAMS Homeloans

myRAMS (RAMS Homeloans)

Application to manage your RAMS finances.

Front end development - XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client: RAMS
Lifehouse

Lifehouse

The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA is a centre of excellence for early detection, better treatment and integrated cancer care with the best diagnostics, therapeutic applications and scientific research, all working in a virtuous circle, one reinforcing the other.

Front-end development: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client: Boomworks
Woolworths

Fresh Food Mums

Recipes website

PHP, Javascript & Front–end development

PHP5, AJAX, JQuery, MySQL, XHTML/CSS

Client: M&C Saatchi
Optus

Optus Business Locator

Google Maps Mashup for Optus Business Stores

PHP, Javascript & Front–end development

PHP5, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, MySQL, XHTML/CSS

Client: M&C Saatchi
Good Business Register

Good Business Register

Assisting businesses of all sizes to communicate their sustainability credentials in the supply chain to key stakeholders and the community.

Application development, Strategy, Back–end, Ajax, Front–end development

PHP5 Zend Framework, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, MySQL, XHTML/CSS

Client: St James Ethics Centre
The HUB

The HUB

The HUB of Responsible Business Practice in Australia: Funded by the Federal Government, through Treasury, this website has been designed as a consolidated space for engagement, interaction and connectivity to help build communities of responsible business practice in Australia.

Front–end development.

PHP5 Zend Framework, JQuery, MySQL, Custom CMS.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client: St James Ethics Centre
Bigpond

Bigpond Selfcare

Front–end development of website templates.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Boomworks
Bigpond

Bigpond Travel

Front–end development of website templates.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Boomworks
SBS

SBS World News

Front–end development of website templates.

Nominated for 2008 AMIA award

Selected as an Official Honoree at the 13th Annual Webby Awards in the News category.

PHP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and Ajax
Client Agency: Different
SBS

SBS World Game

Front–end development of website templates.

Nominated for 2008 AMIA award

Picked up 5 awards: Silver in the Davey Awards (in 3 categories), Silver in the W3 Awards and an Outstanding Achievement in the Interactive Media Awards.

PHP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and Ajax
Client Agency: Different
Bigpond

Bigpond News

Front–end development of website templates.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Different
v8 Supersafe

V8 Supersafe

Front–end development of website templates.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Massive
Bigpond

Bigpond Sport

Front–end development of website templates.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Different
Your Development

Your Development

Custom CMS

Australia’s online resource providing practical information on how to create sustainable urban residential developments.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP5, Zend MVC Framework
Client: David McDonald, Never Run Out for CSIRO
bugwise

Bug Wise

Customised CMS - Drupal

Find out about what invertebrates are, what they do, their incredible diversity and why they are vitally important to a healthy planet.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupal CMS
Client: Russ Weakley, Max Design for Australian Museum
Bigpond

Bigpond Movies

Front–end development of website templates.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Actionscript, Prototype
Client Agency: Massive
Qantas

Qantas A380 Custom Firefox Browser

Customised the look and functionality of the proprietary Qantas Firefox browser for passengers to access via the touch screens on the seat-back in front of them.

XUL, CSS, JavaScript and Mozilla CSS
Client Agency: Massive for Panasonic
NRL

NRL Player Development Manager application

Design and creation of database application to collect quantitative data and build reports on on player education and employment activities.

PHP5 Zend Framework, AJAX, MySQL, XHTML and CSS, Prototype and AJAX
Client: NRL
Deloitte

Deloitte Business Academy

Creation of Business academy website including front end development.

.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Eclipse Group – Deloitte
Qantas

Qantas A380 In–flight PDA software

Creation of application for in–flight staff for meal orders, seating changes, messaging, communication, galley requests etc. Extensive Javascript development – no libraries were used

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP – Minimo Browser (Firefox for PDAs)
Client Agency: Massive for Panasonic
Freedom Furniture

Freedom Furniture Catalogue

Front–end development of Freedom Furniture’s new website. This included using XSLT 2.0 and Saxon to generate a website from XML schema and content.

XML, XSLT 2.0, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
Client Agency: Eclipse Group – Deloitte
Freedom Furniture

Freedom Gift Registry

Front–end development of Freedom Furniture–s new Gift Registry e–commerce web application i–Awards 2007 Finalist

XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
Client Agency: Eclipse Group – Deloitte
HSBC

HSBC Commercial Banking – IA Revamp

Create information architecture for revised Commercial Banking section of the HSBC website including wireframe development.

Visio, Illustrator
Client Agency: One Digital
Department of Justice

Department of Justice – Victoria

Front end development of website templates incorporating the new website design, customise and extend CMS WYSIWYG editor, Attain a minimum of AA for accessibility, CMS – Aptrix, ILWWCM

JSP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client: Department of Justice, Victoria
Act Now!

Act Now!

Front–end development of website templates for new website.
Finalist in Not–for–profit category for AIMIA awards 2006

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash
Client Agency: Massive
Noise.net

Noise.net

Front–end development of new website for the worldwide design community.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, ASP
Client Agency: Massive
City of Sydney

City of Sydney

Front–end development of revamped website. Minimum of AA for accessibility

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client Agency: Massive
Insurance Australia Group

NRMA - IAG Intranet

Front–end development and customisation of CMS for award winning intranet.

XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT
Client: IAG
AXA Australia

AXA Australia

Scoping, building and maintaining intranet applications for HR/Internal Communication team

ASP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Client: AXA Australia