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I am a self-employed web developer who lives in Freeville, NY. I have been building websites and online database applications since 1998, and have been developing on my own since 2006.

My work comes from wide range of clients. I've built and/or currently maintain websites for hundreds of businesses and nonprofits, including local, national, and international clients. I work with graphic designers and ad agencies by turning their creations and ideas into richly-featured sites, and I build online business tools for companies to manage all aspects of their work flow. I even do work for other web developers, when they have projects which require a certain set of skills, or are just overloaded.

Much of my work over the years has involved building sites with unique features and graphic designs which do not easily fit into a standard Content Management System (CMS). During this time, I've been developing my own CMS which has been specifically designed to quickly build business-oriented websites, and allows myself (or any experienced PHP developer) to easily add custom features and design elements. This is a key reason why I am able to build sophisticated e-commerce websites at a fraction of the cost of most developers.
 

Work Experience

2006 - Present: Owner of Pushlar Consulting
I have an office in my home in Freeville. In this line of work, all I really need is my desktop computer for development, and a handful of Android and iOS devices to test apps and compatibility.

Most websites I've built are in Linux / MySQL / PHP, although I've built or taken over sites built in other technologies - Python, .NET, Classic ASP, Perl. I love to make use of features available in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript / JQuery, and various AJAX methods. I used to develop in Flash, but because of compatibility issues and advancement in alternate technologies, I don't work with it anymore. In fact, some of my favorite projects have involved taking older Flash sites and recreating them in HTML5.

Although I've helped host websites in the past, I do not host anymore, and prefer to use shared or managed hosting services.

2003 - 2006: Web Developer at Spider Graphics, Ithaca, NY
Built and maintained websites and intranet tools on a wide range of platforms. Maintained web and mail servers. On-site development and client training.

1998 - 2003: Web Developer at Aptinet Inc., New York, NY
Built and maintained websites and intranet tools on a wide range of platforms. Extensive web server development and testing. Aptinet and I maintain a working relationship - you can view some of our collaborative work in my Portfolio.  
 

Education

I have a B.S. in Business Management from Ithaca College, with minors in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems. I also have an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina.
 

Personal Information

My beautiful wife Tamie and I have been married since 2001. We have two children, Alexander and Sophia.

I am an avid jogger (as long as it's above freezing outsiude), love cooking, writing music, and ruining our backyard with ill-conceived landscaping projects.