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  1. Miranda R.

    Miranda R.

    XHTML/CSS/Flash/Photoshop/Illustrator Pro in Seattle, USA

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the last several years I have developed many websites using a variety of methods. I enjoy the flexibility that CSS/XHTML provides, so that is my medium of choice - all of my work is standards-compliant (XHTML 1.0 strict), and I have also converted many outdated sites into standards-compliant sites with table-free CSS layouts and improved functionality, leading to a better overall user experience. In addition to web coding, I have extensive experience in photography and traditional graphic design. My goal is always to produce sites that are as visually appealing as they are functional. I also have experience working with ColdFusion, Flash, PHP, JavaSript, and related technologies, and can convert PSD files into themes for Wordpress, Joomla, osCommerce, and similar formats, with great attention to detail and retention of full functionality. I believe in keeping 'the big picture' in mind - I incorporate SEO techniques into every project, and plan projects to allow for future expansion and updates.

    $38.89 /hr
    7,659 hours
    4.85
  2. Preston H.

    Preston H.

    20+ years expert SQL database designer preferring MySQL and PHP.

    United States - Last active: 6 hours ago - Tests: 48

    I am one of the top database design specialists on oDesk. My sophisticated hand-crafted database design will save your organization significant time and money. I am a serious professional with over 20 years of experience as a programmer and database specialist. My emphasis has been on creating elegant SQL database design integrated with user-friendly front-end software (desktop and web applications). I have worked mainly as a database designer, programmer and database administrator for bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research applications. I also have extensive experience programming database-centric software (websites, web applications, desktop applications) for publishing, business, financial, personnel and other purposes. One of the things I enjoy most is creating database schemas which make sense for both programmers and non-programmers, designing with an eye toward flawless data integrity, maximum maintainability and optimal performance. I love crafting websites and web applications which perform with shocking speed. It makes for a better experience for users, developers and administrators. My expertly designed database systems - with well-written queries, intelligently chosen indices, and sensible caching strategies - can easily perform 10 to 100 times faster (using the same underlying hardware). My emphasis when working with clients is on their data and system usability, not specific trends or technologies. But in case you're wondering about some specifics, I strongly believe that the database data should be integrated with but also somewhat independent from a presentation/application layer. Data in the database should be easily accessible from one or many different applications built using one or multiple different technologies. Currently I favor PHP/JavaScript/HTML5 for web applications, RealBasic/Real Studio/Xojo for cross-platform applications [Mac OS X/Windows/Linux], Xcode for Mac OS X-only/iOS applications, Visual Studio for Windows desktop applications. I prefer using MySQL for back-end RDBMS, but I also use Oracle, Microsoft MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite on a regular basis. If your data and information organization is already in great shape, and if you are satisfied with how your database-integrated software and website performs, then you probably don't need a high-end expert like me. I can make routine modifications, add to well-crafted existing systems, etc. But so can many other people. But if you're just getting started on a new system that you want done right, or if you suspect your database website programming strategy needs an overhaul, then I can get you on the right track in a short amount of time. * * * * * * * * Let me mention a few of the client-friendly policies and practices I apply with all my clients. I don't do these things to distinguish myself from other contractors. (I would hope they all do the same.) I do these simply because this is how I would want to be treated if I was the client: - I work for zero up-front payment; you can pay me when I'm done. - With fixed-rate contracts, if you don't love what I do for you, you don't need to pay for it. - You don't need to have your own web servers; I can host development and/or live production work on my own high-capacity servers. - I don't mind working on a client's servers, or doing dev work on my servers and transfering finished work to client's servers. - I do not charge clients for hosting their websites or software systems, or for moving their websites or software systems elsewhere. - I provide clients with root log-in access to all the work I do for them; you are welcome to log into the server (cPanel, FTP, and phpMyAdmin) at any time and copy or back-up or move any work I do for you. - If I am working for you, all work product, all source code, all database design belongs to you. Always. Period. - I am happy to work with you and/or other programmers you enlist to work on a project; I am happy to pass off development work. - I do not provide mysterious "black box" solutions. I am happy to have you look under the hood at everything I do. You don't need to know anything at all about the inner workings of a system. Or you're welcome to ask about the most intricate details. - If we're developing a system from scratch, I prefer to do so using very widely-available technologies (PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML5) which you can hire countless other people to work on if you decide to have other developers work on your system. - Do not be embarrassed to ask ANY question! I enjoy working with clients who have zero technical know-how in programming/databases/etc., partially because I appreciate their expertise in OTHER fields (real estate, art, medicine, law, science, civics, etc.) If you already know everything about databases and programming you probably wouldn't need me, would you?

    $81.00 /hr
    455 hours
    4.99
  3. Christian Roof

    Christian Roof Agency Contractor

    WordPress Expert, Designer, SVG & Parallax, Adwords Certified & SEO

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an American developer and designer based in Virginia. I received my bachelor's in Web Design and E-Commerce. Having over 10 years experience in the field while constantly taking classes on the latest tech, I can guarantee that you will get a product you will want to brag about to your friends. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Associated with: RocketBike

    $60.00 /hr
    844 hours
    5.00
  4. Kayce Basques

    Kayce Basques

    Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 11/25/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

    I create and edit technical documentation for highly technical audiences. It is my privilege to assist the Arrayent team (www.arrayent.com) by leading their efforts in technical documentation. I create and maintain all of the content of developer.arrayent.com. I also build and deploy the frontend / backend of the website itself. I am a native English speaker with a Bachelor's in History from a world-class university, UC Berkeley. I graduated with Honors and with High Distinction in General Scholarship in May 2011.

    $40.00 /hr
    134 hours
    4.77
  5. Monte Martin

    Monte Martin

    Web Marketing Problem Solver

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Qualified help really is available on Odesk! Think about it for a second, you're using Odesk because you need help. Whether it is building a basic website, getting visits to the one you have, or turning those visits into cash in your pocket, you don't have the resources to do it all yourself. Otherwise you wouldn't be here. So let me ask you: What can I do to help? Not only do I have a diverse background in internet marketing, but my prior experience comes from the service industry. In other words, I am driven by your success. Whatever your problem is, you can benefit from my innate desire to help. My areas of expertise include: - WordPress (especially Genesis Framework) - Copywriting/Content Creation - SEO - Conversion/Landing Page Optimization - Email Marketing - Social Media Each of these is a unique area requiring specific skills. But you also get added value from my ability to visualize them working together. When working on a task I strive to understand how the solution to a single problem interacts with the whole to achieve your goals. So if your problem falls anywhere within the marketing spectrum I can help. So instead of filtering through more results, contact me to get the help you need.

    $50.00 /hr
    161 hours
    5.00
  6. Eppie Vojt

    Eppie Vojt

    US-based Web Developer: PHP/MySQL, XHTML, jQuery, PSD slicing, more

    United States - Last active: 07/10/2012 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    An affordable, US-based provider who's a skilled front-end designer and back-end developer? You're not dreaming -- I'm real, and I'd LOVE to work with you on your project! Over the past 10 years, I've honed my skills in XHTML, CSS, javascript (mostly jquery), PHP (preference for Zend Framework), and MySQL. I'm also skilled in Photoshop and can produce first-rate design comps, or slice existing PSDs efficiently. I embrace w3c standards and good coding practices. I'm enthusiastic about development, a hard worker, and extremely reliable. I'm accessible by phone or email, and I will always complete jobs on time. I'm looking forward to working with you to make your project a success!

    $55.56 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  7. Paulo Vieira

    Paulo Vieira

    Senior Software Engineer

    Portugal - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a self-motivated, product developer, world changer, 30 year-old portuguese software engineer, wanting to put technology as people's servant. I have 10+ years of experience and developed projects in Microsoft and also open source technologies. I adapt easily between languages (worked in java, C#, sql, python, php, objective-c) and technologies (.net framework, java virtual machine). Normally, I love to hit deadlines. If I cannot, I enjoy opened communication and love to give my client feedback and explain what was done, what needs to be done and when.

    $40.00 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  8. Manfred U.

    Manfred U.

    Development, QA and Security, Forex

    Austria - Last active: 10/06/2014 - Tests: 28 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last 20 years, I have developed a wide range skills including development, QA and IT-security. I developed several websites (including shops) and a few client-server-apps using Java and MySQL. I also was trained on a large variety of testing and security tools, they are just too much zu list it here. Every single skill is up to date.

    $33.33 /hr
    64 hours
    4.89
  9. Jill Molloy

    Jill Molloy

    Expert Front End Developer - WordPress, Sass, Haml, Responsive Design

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

    Hi, I’m Jill Molloy, a Front End Web Developer with a background in Web Design. I’m currently living in Santa Monica, California. I am an experienced WordPress theme developer. I can create a theme from scratch, including custom functionality, custom posts and any other requirements. I can design the theme myself or I can work from provided designs or HTML/CSS sources. I am also experienced working in the Ruby on Rails framework, fully utilising the asset pipeline along with technologies such as Sass, Haml and erb. I write my CSS using Sass as a pre-processor and I compile it with Grunt.js. I am a very experienced Sass developer, working with it as long as I have been developing websites. I am very comfortable working with JavaScript and jQuery and I have some experience working with Angular.js. I also provide a consultation and code review service. If you have already hired a developer and you'd like someone to review their code and suggest improvements then I can help. If you're looking to start a new project and you're not quite sure where to being, contact me and I'll create you a complete development strategy based on your expectations and timings. I really enjoying taking on challenging projects that require me to think and push my skills further than before. I have a hard time walking away from a problem before it is solved and I enjoy working in teams of talented individuals that will provide alternate perspectives and approaches to the tasks at hand.

    $75.00 /hr
    931 hours
    4.66
  10. Aaron Gardner

    Aaron Gardner

    Expert Web Developer, 15+yrs Marketing+Sales, 5+yrs REALTOR

    United States - Last active: 08/01/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 21

    Are you looking for someone who has extensive experience with marketing, sales, lead generation, affiliate marketing, email marketing, or residential real estate? Do you need someone with awesome communication skills, a solid understanding of web design, and swell English? (Yep..."swell".) Are you a fellow entrepreneur/internet marketer who needs to customize your unique project in a way that matches your style and branding? If you answered "Yes" to any (or all) of the above, send me an interview request today. I always aim to exceed my clients' expectations, and a review of my client feedback will confirm this. I'm looking for interesting projects in the following areas (preferably in the real estate industry, but open to interesting alternatives): - light web design work/customization/consulting for real estate agents & brokers - lead generation / internet marketing consulting for real estate agents & brokers - automation consulting (I can help you get rid of time-consuming / redundant / redundant tasks so you can focus on more important things) Preferred Contracts: - $300 minimum (if flat rate) - Less than 5 hours per week (if hourly) Send an interview request today and let's see how I can make your project a smashing success! I've been designing websites, graphics, spreadsheets and software for over 17 years, over 95% from scratch. My specialty is the area having to do with "Direct Response" methods of lead generation, having studied almost every Dan Kennedy book and dozens of self-study courses over the years. I eat, breathe, sleep and dream sales and marketing. You think like an entrepreneur, and so do I...because that's almost all I've known for over a decade. I've been self-employed in some form my entire adult life. Borderline-obsessive work ethic is just another day at the office. I've gone through Tim Ferriss' "4-Hour Work Week" almost a dozen times. GAME. CHANGER. If you've read it, you know what I mean. If you haven't: read it. Real Estate Experience: - licensed residential real estate agent since 2005 - full-time real estate agent 2005-2010 - worked with investors, relocation companies - former real estate Board member + teacher Web Design And Lead Generation: I have spent the past 9 years working extensively with: - Custom landing pages/"Squeeze Pages" (many for the Real Estate niche) - AWeber + GetResponse automated email delivery services - Loan Pre-Qualification forms (designed for real estate agents + residential lenders) - Tons of form-filling processes and data capture on the web - Wordpress integration, theme customization, and theme-building - Internet Video integration - PDF/eBook generation - Fixing bugs so sites display correctly (a necessary evil) Sales & Marketing: - I've been selling enthusiastically since the age of 5 (it started with selling pencils door-to-door. I made $2.50 in 15 minutes. My mom yelled at me and made me return the money. It was on this day that my disdain for authority was born...) - I own (and actually completed) more sales, marketing, real estate investing, and real estate agent training courses than I can count (over 100 at least) - I hired a professional sales and marketing coach for approximately two years while practicing real estate, and amassed a well-rounded business education along the way - Barely old enough to vote, I spent 3 years selling telecommunications service and building sales teams I've also spent more time than I can count on: - Writing custom email campaigns - Writing eBooks and Free Reports for website give-aways - Designing custom graphics, flyers, and advertisements - Designing website elements (logos, buttons, banner graphics, backgrounds, etc) - Copy writing / sales letters (long- and short-form) Long story short: I have a strong background in the many aspects of internet-based sales and marketing, I love sales and marketing, and I'm a stickler for details. Send me an interview request today and let's see how I can be an asset to your project! I'm very familiar with the following languages and tools (if your project requires them): - HTML / PHP / CSS - Javascript / jQuery / jQuery Mobile / AJAX - Adobe Photoshop / PSD-to-HTML - MySQL databases (and website integration) - Microsoft Excel (I've designed hundreds of custom spreadsheets and 3 complete software solutions for myself and clients) If you're looking for a developer or content writer with a strong background in the finer points of sales and marketing, one with an obsession over the details, one with a thorough understanding of what it takes to generate you more business and get you more email subscribers, send me an interview request today and let's see if we're a match.

    Groups: LoginRadius

    $39.99 /hr
    128 hours
    5.00