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Schalk Burger

My name is Schalk Burger. I'm a year old web developer from Cape Town, South Africa.

My main expertise and interest is in front-end design with technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

Server side I develop with PHP and WordPress. I believe that WordPress is the best publishing platform there is to use for both developers and clients, and use it to design and develop awesome WordPress websites for my clients.

My core expertise is supplemented with a diversified skill set that includes graphic design, email marketing, web analytics, UI/UX design and search optimization.

Professional summary

Web development professional with approximately ten years experience developing websites for individual, small business and corporate clients.

A strong front-end developer with practical experience in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript/jQuery.

Experienced WordPress developer with a focus on usability and modern interfaces built on the latest web technologies.

My projects

Sustainable Web Solutions

Sustainable Web Solutions

WordPress maintenance and backups for individuals and small businesses.

Visit Sustainable Web Solutions

SmartStudent

SmartStudent

SmartStudent provides information & advice for making students smarter.

Visit SmartStudent

LogicBuilds

LogicBuilds

Online computer hardware store and custom computer builds.

Visit LogicBuilds

Technicall skills & interests

General interest

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • WordPress Development
  • Responsive Design
  • Search Optimization
  • User Experience
  • Copywriting
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Video Editing
  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Android

Front-end programming

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • Less
  • Sass
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Angular
  • React
  • Grunt
  • Gulp
  • Webpack

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Sketch
  • Git
  • Atom
  • Visual Studio Code

Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Video Games
  • Cooking

Timeline

  • First computer

    Introduced to MS-DOS running on a 386 computer. Spent my time playing DOS classics and breaking the computer.

  • First taste of web design

    Built my first website with HTML 4.0 and CSS 2, mostly using iframes & tables - and built with Notepad.

  • Freelance Web Designer

    Turned my hobby into a business by providing freelance web design and development services to individuals, business and corporate clients.

  • Graduate High School

    Graduated from Tygerberg High, with an interest in pursuing studies in information technology.

  • Started University

    Started studying towards my BA Socio-Informatics degree at Stellenbosch University

  • First Company

    Started my first web development company with two university friends - Sustainable Web Solutions.

  • Graduate University

    Graduate from Stellenbosch University with a BA Socio-Informatics degree.

  • Started SmartStudent

    Started SmartStudent, an educational website and blog that provides information & advice to students regarding applying to university, choosing a course, what to take to university, finding student accommodation and much more.

  • Started LogicBuilds

    Custom computer builds that match the consumers usage and budgets, comes preinstalled with greats software.

  • Web Designer at Kurtosys

    Started working at Kurtosys as a web designer. Kurtosys provides an industry class digital experience platform for financial services companies.