About Dbelldesign, me and this site

I’m Darren and I build websites, I am a website developer based in Berrigan, NSW, Australia. I love web development, trance music, video games and all types of technology.  I have completed a Diploma in Website Development and a Diploma in Information Technology with High Distinctions. I keep a strong emphasis on creating clean, semantic, valid, accessible code using best practices and standards.  I keep my code clean, including comments and indentations to maintain good structure and flow. My skill set is increasing everyday as I follow web development blogs, subscribe to learning sites such as Sitepoint Premium (formerly Learnable) & Udemy.  I commit my work on tutorials and personal projects from time to time on Github.  I think backups are essential for everything, not just for web development.

I have great focus and attention to detail and love achieving my goals and ambitions and enjoy a challenge.  I built and run a community gaming website in my spare time for the popular FPS PC game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive called CS:GO Replays (which I’m currently redeveloping).

I posses strong knowledge using a wide range of web development tools and software.  I  primarily use Sublime Text 3 (with Package Control & the awesome Emmet) otherwise can use Atom and Brackets for coding.  Filezilla for FTP, Chrome Developer Tools within the Chrome Browser, Firefox Developer Edition (used to use Firebug) and Photoshop.  I have strong knowledge of on page SEO practices.  I use WAMP & XAMPP for local development and testing. I use validator tools, boilerplates, frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation), CSS resets and Content Management Systems (CMS).  I have a stellar background in Joomla, developing a lot of websites within the CMS. I strive to learn something new every single day and I love web development because it changes every single day.  The web is constantly evolving and I get a kick out of developing something from scratch and learning new technologies and standards along the way.

I am currently focusing on JavaScript, JQuery and JS Frameworks.

This website is used to provide my services to anyone who requires them, as a portfolio for my work showing examples, interesting things I come across and sharing my thoughts and knowledge. I absolutely love trance music, and have a massive collection of sets dating all the way back to the late 90’s.  My favorite artists include Armin van Buuren, Cosmic Gate, Rank 1, Above and Beyond, Roger Shah and Aly & Fila. My dream job is to work for a high profile web development company or even run my own web development company. I currently work for Local Government in the Corporate Services division as a Technology & Innovations Officer.

This site uses WordPress.