Steve Halford

Web Developer/Designer

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I am an all round, experienced web developer with a particular interest in front end development. I take particular pride in creating the most efficient and semantically meaningful HTML and CSS I can and enjoy learning new techniques and standards to further enhance the quality of my code.

I code for fun! Something my 'non-geek' friends find very difficult to understand, but I strive on learning new things and solving problems with code.

I also have a background in design which means that aswell as clean, beautiful code, I also endeavour to create an aesthetically pleasing, functional and user friendly interface for the websites and applications I develop.

I like to keep up to date with developments in the web development industry and also like to be a part of the local community, for example, I designed and built as a free service to those looking for jobs in the local design/development community.

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Employment History

Box UK Web Developer

April 2012 - Present

Box UK is made up of a team of developers, extremely passionate about software development - passionate about playing around with new programming languages, using the right tool for the job, clean and testable code, being lean and agile.

I have worked on a websites for a number of very large companies including a FTSE 250 investment bank and a major UK facilities company.

Basekit Platform Ltd. Web Developer

January 2011 - April 2012

Basekit is a web application start-up that won Techcrunch Seedcamp 2008 and has so far secured £6.5million worth of investment. It is a platform that is designed to allow users to build website, either from Photoshop templates or themes, and add content via a drag and drop interface all inside the web browser. I am responsible for the front end development of the web application UI and integrating it into the PHP backend.

During my time at the company I worked with a small subset of the team to create the new version of the platform. The new version made substantial improvement to the user interface and I was heavily involved in the decision making process at all stages.

I was later also responsible for building a number of client applications for Basekit based on a new API backend. It was my responsibility to implement the application architecture that will be used for all future front end development. The technologies I used for this included Backbone.js, LESS, Handlebars and Zend Framework. Freelance Designer/Developer

2006 - Present

For a number of years I have been a freelance designer and developer, creating websites for a number of loyal clients. The work has ranged from simple static websites to custom built CMS and e-commerce sites.

Limegreentangerine Front End Developer

March 2010 - January 2011

LGT is a Cardiff based design agency who's portfolio includes work for S4C, Traveline Cymru, 737 Challenge, Moorhouse Insurance, Cardiff Devils and many more. I was primarily a front end developer here but my responsibilities also included design and PHP Development.

While working here I often suggested uses of front end technology that were not previously considered, for example, I suggested and prototyped the use of the HTML5 geolocation API to locate the visitor, either via GPS on a mobile browser or using wifi location data, to give them their nearest bus or train station automatically. I also built a job management system in PHP here which enabled them to better manage the workload and track time.

Integra Office Solutions Creative Services Manager

March 2004 - March 2010

Integra is the UK's biggest office products buying and marketing group. Here I was responsible for the management of a busy design studio comprising of myself and 5 other Graphic Designers. While having to manage the studio I also kept a very hands-on role and was also responsible for all the web related design and development of the studio.

Lexon Group Ltd. Graphic Designer


Newport Offset Graphic Designer


Scorpio Print Graphic Designer


Previous Work