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Boutros AbiChedid

Accessibility Engineer, Web Developer, Web Designer, Blogger & Software Engineer.

I Code. I Design. I Solve Problems.
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About Me

About Me

Hello! My name is Boutros AbiChedid. I am a Web Accessibility Engineer, Drupal Developer, WordPress Developer, Web developer, Web designer and Software Engineer. I specialize in building Websites with functionality. My Websites are creative and built on robust coding and compliance considerations. I develop Websites with great aesthetics and pure simplicity.

With 14 years of Web programming and Web design experience, and an additional 6 years of traditional programming, I have solid Web programming and designing skills.

I also follow the latest standards set by the W3C, Section 508 guidelines, and by ADA. As such, I design Websites to comply with both the client´s needs and the required standards and guidelines.

You Found The Right Person

If you are looking for…

  • Professionalism, meticulous attention to detail and a passion for quality.
  • Strong work ethics.
  • Solid programming and coding skills.
  • Someone who uses best coding practices and writing valid code.
  • Appreciation for clean, elegant, simple code and documentation.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and positive, customer-focused attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and proactive in problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Someone who is efficient and getting the job done right.
  • Someone who is reliable and dependable.
  • Someone who has excellent understanding of cross-browser issues.
  • Someone who is self-motivated, a quick learner, and always have a curious mind.

Testimonials

I had the pleasure of working directly with Boutros on the LED Signage Web Calculator while I held the position of applications engineer at OSRAM SYLVANIA SSL division. I found Boutros to be very helpful, dependable, and easy to work with. He is very organized, thorough with his work, a dedicated hard working and talented Web developer with excellent work ethics. In short, Boutros is great to work with and I highly recommend him. I am confident he would be a valuable asset for any organization interested in WEB and IT consultance.
Popa Puiu
Osram Sylvania

I worked with Boutros, as a graduate student colleague over a period of about two years. We were Masters Degree students in the Engineering Department of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Boutros was also a Graduate Research Assistant, while majoring in Control Systems, and we often worked on projects together for our Advisor. As such, I was able to closely observe his conduct over a sustained period of time.

In my opinion, Boutros was an excellent student, paying keen attention to his work, and maintaining high standards. He has also demonstrated a high degree of ethical responsibility, paying close attention to detail, with consistent and highly reliable results.

In my opinion, Boutros would be a major asset to any company or organization who might engage his services.

Dalton Nelson
University of Alabama
Excellent work, Boutros! It is obvious from the high quality of your work and your questions that you not only understand the mechanics, but also their logical underpinnings.
Patricia O.
PHP course

Services

  • Custom Programming

    Custom Web Programming

    I do custom coding for your Website. I also develop custom Web application and advanced Web programming specific to your needs. Let me know what you need!
  • Web development

    Web Development

    I can develop a high-quality, well structured Website customized to your needs. I also maintain your Website.
  • Web Usability

    Usability

    In addition that your Website must be functional and reliable, it also must be intuitive and easy to navigate. I design Websites with the end-user in mind.
  • Website design

    Web Design

    I can custom design a Website for you from Scratch, or I can redesign your existing Website to run more efficiently, be more appealing and generally achieve more. I am passionate about a design that is simple and unique to you.
  • Identity and branding

    Branding

    An identity is the most important part of any company. I Design Logos and Business Cards unique to your needs.
  • Drupal and WordPress CMS

    Drupal & WordPress

    I develop Drupal and WordPress Websites for your business or personal needs. I want you to easily update your Website with content without any coding experience.
  • Web standards

    Web Standards

    My code adheres to the best practices in Web standards. W3C standards is a factor I always keep in mind while developing Web content. I am a believer in the accessible Web and ensure that all of my work passes Section 508 and the WCAG 2.1 guidelines for accessibility.
  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization is another factor that I always keep in mind while developing your Website. Search Engine Optimization ensures your target customers will find your Website through organic search results.
  • Mobile Web Design

    Mobile Optimization

    I hand-code Websites with consideration to mobile devices. I guarantee that your Website will work well on any computer or on any portable device. I follow the Responsive Web design approach. Go ahead, take a look at this Website on your mobile device or tablet.
  • Web Analytics

    Analytics

    Analyze, Optimize, and Grow: I use Web analytics to analyze your Website´s traffic, interpret your data and optimize your Internet marketing strategy to grow your sales. Your target audience is important, but your visitors are just as critical.

Resume

Education

My education does NOT end. I am a Life-Long learner and I am intellectually very curious. Feel free to download a PDF version of my latest Résumé.

2018

4 courses completed at Udemy, Udacity and Code School (4 courses).
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2016

49 courses completed at Lynda.com (49 courses).
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2015

26 courses completed at Lynda.com (26 courses).
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2014

23 courses completed at Lynda.com.
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2011

Certificate in Web Business. eClasses.org.
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2010

Certificate in Web Graphics and Multimedia. eClasses.org.
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2008

Certificate in Web Programming. eClasses.org.
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2008

Certificate in Web Technologies. eClasses.org.
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1996

MS, Electrical Engineering (MSEE), University of Alabama at Birmingham. Birmingham, AL.

Thesis: Experiment Design for Modeling And Control Strategies of Escherichia Coli Fermentation Process; 1996, 125 pages.

1994

MS, Health Physics (MSHP), Georgia Institute of Technology.
Atlanta, GA.

1993

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering (BEE), Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA.

Hire Me

Exceptionally focused, organized, hard-working, detail-oriented and dependable. An easy communicator with an uncompromising work ethic. Highly motivated, always intellectually curious and a life-long learner.

There are designers that make it look pretty, coders that make it work, but for a lasting success, you need the two working together. This is exactly what you get when you hire me, you get both sides of the coin. I code. I design. I solve Problems.

Profile

February 1, 2019 - For the past 8 months, I was the Drupal Technical Lead and Solutions Architect at a small company working mainly with Pfizer. As part of my role, I provided Enterprise level Drupal solutions and Architecture for large-scale Drupal projects. Guided technical discussions with clients, both technical and non-technical. Involved in pre-sales discussions for new projects. Developed customized technical presentations to High Level Executives. Focused on the web industry's best practices and authored company wide web standards for QA, SEO, Accessibility, best practices, web development and web performance.

Prior to that and for 2 years, I was the Senior Web Developer at Campbell Soup Company, responsible for all aspects of front-end and back-end development of Campbell's public facing websites and API's. Also managing third party providers and contractors and ensuring for their adherence to Campbell's web development standards and processes. I also supported Campbell's digital marketing efforts for the successful achievement of intended business outcomes. I developed Campbell’s web development standards and processes and integrated Accessibility standards into Campbell’s online presence.

As part of my responsibilities at Campbell's, I enforced accessibility standards for new websites, mitigated accessibility violations on existing public facing websites and trained co-workers and vendors on the relevant accessibility standards and authored technical standards documentation and procedures. I am thoroughly familiar with the use of assistive technologies across multiple platforms, including screen readers, magnification, read aloud tools and eye-gaze tracking. In addition, I am personally committed to digital accessibility since a family member depends on such accessibility tools and web accessibility.

Prior to that, I was the IT Application/Web Developer for the Office of Creative Services department at Rutgers University, responsible for programming and maintaining the department's multi-site Drupal Content Management System (60+ Websites). Collaborated with and provided technical support to peers and other staff members and project managers. Fixed technical issues and integrated new features as they arise through the department's Web Support ticketing system.

Prior to that, I was the Web Developer & Web Designer for the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and for the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

I wear multiple hats: Web Programmer, Web designer, Content Editor, User-Friendly Website Architect, SEO, Web Accessibility Specialist, and Web performance optimizer. I consider myself to be intellectually very curious and a "life-long" learner.

I specialize in Web Accessibility, Drupal, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, SQL, Bootstrap, Less and Sass, with a focus on delivering robust, clean, efficient, and maintainable solutions.

Why Hire Me?

  • I am NOT your average Web developer and designer.
  • I strive for pixel perfect design. I am passionate about what I do.
  • I work very hard and I am not happy until you are happy.
  • I hand-code, as opposed to using WYSIWYG editors.
  • I believe in quality over quantity.
  • My Web knowledge covers the full spectrum: From front-end, by creating elegant, user friendly, valid and accessible Websites, to the back-end by writing efficient, semantic and robust code.
  • I have excellent coding standards. I am able to hand-code clean, robust, compliant code with cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility.
  • I have solid code debugging and testing skills.
  • I keep my Web design and development skills current.
  • I will get the job done, on time and within your budget.

Testimonials

Certain code paths called an as-of-yet undefined function. Function now defined earlier. Thanks to Boutros for reporting the issue and helping to debug.

William K.
WordPress plugin

Dear Boutros. Thank you very much. I appreciate very much your detailing all the work and hours that went into the creation of the Website. The Website looks great. I will be happy to make referrals to you.

Father Francis
Saint Ann Maronite
What a wonderful Website to show the world our parish! Kudos to its creator and blessings to its viewers. May this site prosper with many memories and may its servers never crash.
Alice S.
Saint Ann Maronite

Skills

Web Accessibility 89%

Drupal 7 85%

WordPress 85%

HTML5 | XHTML 86%

PHP 81%

Photoshop 82%

Dreamweaver 87%

MySQL 86%

SQL 87%

C | C++ 68%

Drupal 8 60%

CSS3 | CSS2 86%

Less | Sass 84%

JavaScript 82%

jQuery 82%

SEO 82%

XML 91%

Flash 55%

ActionScript (AS3) 55%

Classic ASP 50%

Projects

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