WebMTM Dan BlanaTwine
Denver, United States
Last online: 11 hours ago
Available to hire

I’m a web designer/developer who specializes in Wordpress design/development.

Hi my name is Dan Blana, who has been in Data Processing for many moons. Also played sax/clarinet professionally for awhile and tune pianos. I love website development, especially bringing up a new site.

Concurrent with contracting for SES, at home on my own time, after attending a Website Seminar, I delved into building my own website, mostly from scratch. I used Macromedia Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage as starters but ended up mostly hardcoding HTML, Javascript mods, and css styles mods, etc. to make it all look spiffy and work efficiently. My piano salesman friend at Rockley Music liked what I did and commissioned me to overhaul his [ProfessionalPianoProducts.com](https://www.twine.fm/signin website to enhance and install eCommerce (PayPal) to sell his piano cleaning products on it. I used Javascript forms and it is still working exceptionally well. After many years of sales he gave the site to me. (Another piano salesman partner of his still owns and delivers the piano cleaning sales.)
Lately I got into Wordpress development but discovered lots of holes in security and speed of normal Wordpress sites. I found Static conversion that converts Wordpress pages/sites that are static (no blogs or fast changing data) and makes them regular html-type pages. The pages then run faster, (after optimizing photos, etc) and have little security concerns. I have integrated a few static-converted Wordpress pages into my original site. see page [masterstouchmusic.com/web-design](https://www.twine.fm/signin

what are my most important skills?

WORDPRESS development and STATIC conversion,
a recent development that speeds up page loading, but also eliminates virus attacks, content remaining essentially unchanged.

what differentiates me from other devs?

Many years IT experience in banking/programmer-analyst handling desktop to mainframe and developing/testing/implementing. complex financial software systems on a variety of formats.

Sector experience and knowledge?

Other areas: Piano tuner, played wind instruments professionally in Denver,
other stuff too.

Employment and project experience

Website Design-Development MTM.
January 2000 - Present

Contracting Systems Engineer Systems Engineering Services Inc. (SES)
Clients: Citibank Corp. and US Bancorp
1997 - 2002

etc. for many years.

Qualifications and education
MS in IT/Computer Information at University of Phoenix._
BA in Computer Science at Wayne State University._
BA in Mass Communications/TV-Radio Production,Writing,Announcing. at Wayne State University._
Certificate in Electronic Engineering Technology.
First Class FCC License (Lifetime) for TV transmittors and CB radio.
Website Design Seminar.

Twine Verified member
Standard Rate:
$100 per day ($12.5 per hour)

What I Make & Skills:

Industry Experience:
Software & Internet, Financial Services, Computers & Electronics, Professional Services

Gear & Software Experience:
WordPress ( Intermediate )
PHP ( Beginner )
Adobe Dreamweaver ( Intermediate )
Audacity ( Expert )
C ( Expert )
HTML5 ( Expert )
JavaScript ( Intermediate )
Microsoft Office ( Intermediate )
Microsoft Excel ( Expert )
Microsoft Word ( Expert )
MySQL ( Intermediate )
PayPal ( Expert )
    uniE621 eCommerce (PayPal) install and overhaul on Professional Piano Products site
    uniE621 Conversion and merging of Wordpress pages into an older static website
    uniE621 Saved Time and Efficiency for Monthly Credit Card ADS stuffed in Credit Card Statements -100+ Cards
    uniE621 Re-designing nightly transaction processing - cutting process time by 50% accurately

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