Welcome to Mikedeveloper..

The home of Manchester Web Developer, Mike Thornley..

Hello and welcome to my site. I am Mike Thornley , a Certified Web Developer from Bury, Greater Manchester. I hold various Specialist CIW certifications in Web Development.

I am a programmer with a rarity; the benefit of a personality and only the usual amount of ego. As this is my personal site, I have been known to experiment from time to time!. I hand coded the site and haven't used WSYWIG software as I prefer the control and love to get down to the grit with code!. I also have some knowledge of the Wordpress platform and use this to speed up development.

This is about the fourth version of my website, which has maintained it's original theme more or less. It's fully responsive and has used the HTML5 Boilerplate framework to underpin things, although initially it had been entirely hand coded and had used Media Queries to ensure it was adaptive. I've also used Google fonts for some added aesthetics.

I have a keen interest and knowledge of SEO techniques, using on and off-site practices, in order to yield and maintain results through organic search.

What I can do...

Specifically, my skillset is as follows..

Front-end Web Development

  • CSS/3 & Sass
  • XML
  • jQuery (inc plug-ins)
  • Media Queries/RWD frameworks

Client & Server Development

  • OO PHP5
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL/MySQLi
  • Ajax
  • Wordpress & plugins

What it is I do...

More specifically, what I am doing now...

Firstly, please no recruitment agencies, although I am happy to connect with you over on LinkedIn.

I'm currently working as a Junior PHP Developer with the lovely and talented people over at Cardinal Maritime, on the sunny side of Manchester, in Wythenshawe.