The Education Technology website was migrated by me and three other developers from a table driven layout rendered in quirks mode using the TeamSite CMS to a fully HTML 5 tableless layout using the Sitecore CMS.
This web application was my capstone project for my Bachelor's in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. All development and design was done by me. I plan to further expand it and make it a full featured application.
A microsite that I developed in .NET with John McKay as lead designer.
The second edition of John Chappell. This version uses simple .Net Web Forms.
The first edition of the John Chappell Portfolio Website.
I am 27 years old, currently living in Richardson, TX. I have a amazing wife who works really hard making iPhone Applications, cooking wonderful meals, and puts up with my long hours at work. I enjoy Web development/design blogs, designing board games, and spending time with my wife and cats.
I have always had a thing for video games and how they were made. I grew up on Super Mario Brothers and Zelda. I used to have notebooks of designed levels for the games I played. Later in my teenage years, I stumbled across a TRS-80 CoCo II for twelve dollars where I learned my first programming language, BASIC. Now I had the ability to create these beautiful games... kinda. It was mostly text-based and 4-bit graphics. At most, I could make the equivalent of Adventure for the Atari 2600.
I later took courses on computer programming and started a degree in Computer Science. I found that the Computer Science degree wasn't exactly what I was looking though useful. I began understanding that the User Interface was the most enjoyable part of a project. I changed my major to an ATEC (Arts & Technology) major, focusing on User Interface Design. I enjoyed how ATEC was a more hands on experience where Computer Science tended to be more theory based. I now use that knowledge from both degree plans to design and develop web presences.
In tandem with CS/ATEC degree I also have had plenty experience in the field, designing UIs for a variety of platforms for several companies. I have had experience building Web Applications in JSP and .Net. I developed on a labor tracking system for Java ME capable devices. I enjoyed developing the UI for each of these platforms. When there is a need, my experience also spans background operations such as web services, some database access, strategy, and on occasion project management. The vast majority of my experience is for Web User Interfaces and Front End Development.