Hi, I'm John; Welcome to my web side. I'm a seasoned web developer, tourism consultant, strategist, and authentically creative marketer. I'm skilled at an eclectic mix of business topics including responsive web design, tourism development, marketing, editorial publishing, brand identity, front-end development, and web strategy. Let's talk →
Hawaii nei, my home away from the office!
Over the last 14 years I've performed countless hours of research and benchmarking within the competitive travel vertical. Having developed a successful formula for building and monetizing travel websites, I am eager to work with companies who share my passion for all-things tourism. I have taken it upon myself to intricately study the mindset of the typical traveler and can share insight on what I’ve learned regarding traffic enhancement, general tourism strategy, and on increasing awareness of your travel organization as a whole.
I have worked with ExpressionEngine® almost exclusively since 2007, and have close to 18,000 hours of experience with the software. I have a thorough understanding of how the CMS works, am very familiar with the add-ons available, and I remain an active member of the EE community. Read more about ExpressionEngine.
Responsive design and fluid layouts are of growing importance on the modern web. By 2015, it is estimated the majority of the web-community will be utilizing a mobile device of some kind. In all honesty, the web has been "responsive" since the beginning, we just all boxed ourselves in, but no more! Viva la fluid layouts! Read more about Responsive Design.
For over a decade I've worked on developing successful web strategies and marketing plans. Along the way, I always made sure to methodically analyze the circumstances where I missed the mark, always ensuring fewer missteps in the future. Today I possess both the experience and ability to strategize and execute ideas to produce concrete results.
I started coding websites in HTML back in 1997, at the age of 16. I've come a long way since then. I've made it a goal to stay well versed in the latest technology / standards and today I code in HTML5 and CSS3, providing the most up to date coding practices available. I work regularly with PHP and JS too. Read more about HTML5 / CSS3 Coding.
You can have the best website or product on earth, but if no one knows about it what's the point? If potential clients cannot find you on the web, then you need to take a serious look at Search Engine Optimization or SEO. I have several years worth of SEO experience under my belt and can help optimize any website. Read more about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
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I work full time in Columbia, SC for DuBose Web Group as the Vice President of Operations.
I have 16+ total years of experience with Web Development; where I have acquired substantial experience in the sectors of Front-End Web Development (HTML5 & CSS3), Responsive Design (Bootstrap & Fluid Layouts), Programming (jQuery, PHP & MySQL), Content Management Systems (ExpressionEngine® 2.x), Graphic Design (Adobe CS), E-Commerce, Social Networking, and Search Engine Optimization.
As Vice President of the company, I also have had the privilege of contributing in a significant leadership role throughout the years.
My Personal Web Design Work...
Guide of Hawaii helps over 1.5 MILLION people plan their Hawaii trip annually.
I founded Hawaii-Guide.com in 2002 as a hobby enthusiast web site. Since then I've grown the organization into a multimedia-rich company. I am fortunate to now enjoy a vetted and thorough understanding of the tourism market and I continually enjoy helping thousands of visitors prepare for their trip to Hawaii each year. Visit the site →
I reside in Lexington, South Carolina and am very happily married to my wife, Victoria. Victoria and I were married in April 2011, on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Personally speaking, now at 33, I like to enjoy life, relax doing work in my very (understatement) tropical-oriented yard, continue my inquisitive quest into – well - everything (like deep conversation? I'm your guy!), being a wine connoisseur (that sounds fancy), and yes, I'll admit I may or may not be somewhat of a workaholic; it depends on who you ask. I'm fairly convinced my brother (who's a Farmer) and I have a mutant work gene. I also have a touch of sarcasm in my personality - I always enjoy having a good sense of humor in life.
I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina (2004). I'm also an Eagle Scout and a member of the Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society (Kappa Psi Chapter).