David Baines. Circa early 2012

Languages

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • jQuery and Javascript

Tools

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • DotNetNuke
  • CentricMinds
  • PhpBB
  • ZenCart
  • ZenPhoto

About Me

My name's David Baines. I'm a South Australian web developer working for CDAA in the Adelaide CBD.

I enjoy PC gaming, designing, coding and long walks on the cold damp footpaths of suburbia.
When I play online I play with mcOhnD, a great group of guys and gals that congregate over at Co-Opp, which I also do dev work for and maintain. We usually play Team Fortress 2 but also try and get in on fresh new games and occasionally get together and play really old games.
I also enjoy some console gaming now and then, but don't tell anybody because my street cred' would drop drastically. If it does I'll know who to blame.

I've been developing for the webs for over 6 years now and have maintained a blog in one way or another since 2003. I am more than capable in many languages, including HTML5, CSS3, PHP and jQuery.

In my spare time I enjoy arting. You can see some of my artwork in my portfolio. I'm not trained in any official capacity in regards to drawing, sketching and colouring. It's really just a hobby and something I taught myself.

About dBaines.com

dBaines.com is my portfolio and part-time blog. It's built using WordPress and a slew of magic. It's a place I rant about random things and post various artings and the occasional tutorial.

Previously my art gallery used ZenPhoto for the handling of images and comments, however with a recent redesign I decided to scale back the gallery in to a more formal portfolio and as such felt that ZenPhoto was a little too much for what I required. Now the portfolio uses WordPress Custom Post Types. Although I'm not using it any more, I highly recommend ZenPhoto as a companion to WordPress. They integrate extremely well.

Icons used:

  • iconsweets2
  • inFocus
  • Function

WordPress plugins used:

  • Askimet
  • Additional Image Sizes
  • Advanced Excerpt
  • Broken Link Checker
  • Cforms
  • Custom Field Template
  • Custom Post Type UI
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • GUAR XML Sitemaps mod
  • Post Types Order
  • Search Meter
  • Search Suggest
  • WP Page Navi
  • WP Audioscrobbler

Fonts used:

Scripts used:

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This WordPress theme is currently available as a Github project.