Alex Winder Professional Portfolio
This page lists projects I am currently working, or have previously worked on. I have been involved in the development of a large variety of projects for a wide range of clients across various industries, and utilising different technologies to best suit the requirements of each project.
4on 365 Limited provide maintenance and engineering of critical power solutions across Europe. 4on 365 have a large client base and a number of engineers who can be scheduled on a number of jobs in a week, they were looking for a system which could easily manage the jobs their engineers were sent out on, and to streamline the reporting process that their engineers have to complete as part of their scheduled jobs and service contracts. I worked directly with a front-end engineer to design and develop the back-end of a bespoke system to handle the requirements of the project....
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, HTML, SASS, Bootstrap 4, PDF Export
Although I had a fully functioning website, over the years it had become dated and wasn't making use of modern features which had become available since the last time I had built the site. Therefore in February 2020 I decided to do a complete rewrite and redesign of the front-end of my own personal site to give it a fresh new look and feel, and to take advantage of newer browser features such as CSS flexbox. The previous version of the website had been built upon Bootstrap 3, however in the new version I decided I wanted much more control...
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, Tailwind CSS, Vue.js, reCAPTCHA
Down Not Out are a four piece pop-punk band with members from Cheltenham and Worcester in the UK. They wanted a website to showcase their music and live shows to their growing fanbase, along with latest news of the band. Down Not Out also wanted to sell merchandise directly from their website and so they wanted a fully functioning web-store to be included in the final version of the website. For the front-end I decided to use Bootstrap 4 due to its ease of use and that the users of the site would be visiting from a wide variety of...
For the majority of clients which I manage websites for, when configuring SSL certificates if the client doesn't have any special requirements I typically opt for Let's Encrypt with Certbot . I choose to use Let's Encrypt for several reasons, first being it's free which when compared to traditional SSL certificates meaning that costs for website owners are reduced. Secondly Let's Encrypt is relatively maintenance free once it is set up and the automated renewals are configured, when compared with other certificates which require a fresh renewal process before the expiry date. Finally, due to the simplicity of setup and...
Technologies: BASH, Let's Encrypt, Certbot
Backups are an important part of maintenance of any web platform, therefore it is important that the correct backup approach is used the the correct scenario. Content of websites should be treated no different, as they contain lots of files which can cause a disaster should they become lost, corrupted or unavailable. I manage a number of different websites and make use of a backup solution for each one to ensure that websites are recoverable in the event of a disaster. Although there are many different available third-party options to complete website backups I found that most tended to be...