EVERYBODY NEEDS A WEBSITE

To have a personal website is a powerful competitive advantage that gives you a possibility to stand out among other professionals in the same sphere or industry, to make your name or brand more recognizable, to declare your very existence. It goes without saying that people prefer to buy and cooperate with other people rather than with impersonal corporations, selling standardised “package” services. A personal website helps you to express yourself as a personality that has something to offer today to another individual.

Meaningful
communication

Logical
structure

Clear and optimal
code

PREREQUISITES FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Having worked in the sphere of web-development since 2007, I have arrived to the conclusion that any successful web-site project is based on three major cornerstones. Firstly, it is meaningful communication between a client and a web-developer.

At this stage it is crucially important to try to clearly understand what exactly you would like to see in the final result of this project, what objectives your website should meet, how it should function, what information it should offer and so on. Then you need to share all these ideas with the web-designer or the person responsible to realise the project. Besides that, communication is necessary throughout the whole project from start to finish. More often than not you would need to clarify perhaps some details from design, talk through the preferences regarding the functional part of the website and many other questions, all of which require thoughtful and constructive dialogue.

Secondly, it is vital to make sure that your website bears logical structure. Although this aspect might seem obvious, it is quite often the case that because of long work and hard concentration on the design clients become unable to see it through the eyes of an ordinary visitor. This is why it is advisable to regularly ask yourself - to what extend the architecture of the website is clear, the layout is user-friendly, the navigation is intuitively understandable, how easy it is to find certain information on the website and so on.

Thirdly, it is necessary to always give preference to optimal code solutions. I personally stick to the opinion - the simpler, the better. Not every programming solution can often be really justified. For example, if a website consists of only one or two pages, then is it reasonable to use CMS (content management systems such as Wordpress, TYPO3, Drupal, etc) to run it? Such kind of websites can successfully work and be supported on the base of simple HTML5/CSS3.

EVERYBODY NEEDS A WEBSITE

About me

WEB DEVELOPER

My interest in web development goes back to 2007, the year when I started to run the courses of English language in Kiev. At that time, I clearly understood that I needed to have a dynamic and informative website for students I worked with.

This is no surprise that my first domain name was www.e-sh4u.narod.ru, which was meant to mean English for you. Now this name reminds me more of a password to a some kind of email, than a proper name for a language school domain. The website was located on a free hosting. All it had was one picture, one paragraph of some text about the courses with the contacts in the centre, and carefully selected light blue background with hardly noticeable texture. I remember how having been inspired by the successes I wrote an email to one of my friends web developers saying about the design and giving the link to the site. His reply was rather ruthless. “And where is the design?” - he said.

So, that very moment I understood so to say “everything” and shortly after that I was already working with a web designing company. I paid for the domain name http://english4real.com, hosting, and three hundred dollars for the design and layout of the website on the base of the CMS Wordpress. What a disappointment I got when I found out that the website was badly coded and absolutely refused to function correctly. After a number of unsuccessful attempts to tackle these issues with the web designing company, I decided to handle the problems myself. Since that time I have developed numerous different websites (including the ones that work with Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, 1C-Bitrix, TYPO3) on various projects, and the website english4real.com got into top three most visited websites of the language school in Ukraine in 2016. Currently I am studying to become an “Engineer-programmer”.

Web developer

Services

Website
from $100

Website correction
from $20

Website support
from $20/month

SOLUTIONS AND STAGES OF WORK

I offer web development solutions (with the use of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Bootstrap), quality testing of websites, their correction/modification and support. It should be noted that the creation of a website “from scratch” is a time and labour consuming process. All projects are individual. The length of each stage may vary depending on the complexity and volume of work:

  • Planning the project;
  • html and css coding;
  • Programming and integration with a content management system (CMS);
  • Uploading content;
  • Search engine optimization (Google, Яндекс, etc.);
  • Testing and correction of the website;
  • Launching the website.

Skills

  • WEB DESIGN 90%
  • HTML5 CSS3 80%
  • WordPress 75%
  • SEO 65%

Tools

W3 Validator - verifies the code in web documents

Clean CSS - set of tools for code optimization

SublimeText - текстовый редактор

PageSpeed - checks the speed of websites

Embed Responsively - code for video in html5

Typed.js - typewriter effect

Highlight.js -highlights web syntax

Wow.js - animations at the time of scrolling

Flat UI Colors - list of simple and effective primary colors

Colorrrs  - random color generator

Font awesome - icons

Bootstrap - framework

<head> - inside the tag <head>

Ghost - platform for blogging on node.js

What runs - plugin that help identify CMS of a website

Tools for web developers

Contact

Web developer Maxim Achkasov

+38 (067) 602-11-69
m.achkasov@yandex.ru
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Hours:

Monday 9:00 - 21:00

Tuesday 9:00 - 21:00

Wednesday 9:00 - 21:00

Thursday 9:00 - 21:00

Friday 9:00 - 21:00

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00