Designer - Developer - Programmer



I'm a web designer, developer and programmer. I like to develop websites using different and ever changing technologies. I solve problems relating to web development including interaction design and usability. My aim is to provide business and professional solutions for people and companies from all walks of life.

This website has been specifically set up to let prospective employers and clients gather information on who I am and what I can do. It is also a portfolio showcase of some of my latest work and current projects.

Hire Me!

I am available for freelance work, if you like to discuss a project then feel free to contact me anytime at

I am currently also looking for full time employment, so if you think I have the skills to be of benefit to your company, then please get in touch

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • JQuery
  • JavaScript
  • PHP 5
  • Ruby On Rails
  • SQL
  • Photoshop
  • Windows OS
  • Linux OS
  • CakePHP
  • Adobe CS
  • MVC Architecture
  • Gimp
  • Bootstrap Framework
  • Knockout
  • CMS
  • E-Commerce Development
  • Application Design
  • Responsive Design

Who am I, you ask.

My name is Mark Howard aka howie born and i enjoy designing and developing web pages and writing code.

I studied Information Technology majoring in Information Systems at the University of Queensland in Australia.

If im not solving web design problems or reading about new and creative ideas and techniques, then you can usually find me strumming away on my guitar or making loops on my computer.

I also love spending time outdoors doing some form of sporting activity, surfing, snowboarding, etc. Not too big into watching TV, but would rather chat to mates or read a good book.


  • Snowboarding, surfing, pretty much most sports.
  • Guitar and music
  • Reading
  • Architectural design
  • Enjoying what the web has to offer
  • Most things to do with computers

" Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them. "

- Matt Beale -
Email Enquiries

Contact Details

mobile: 0452455337


address: Northern Rivers, NSW, AUS.

" The ability to express an idea is almost as important as the idea itself "

- Bernard Baruch

Mark G Howard

Website Developer


To increase my skills and experience, while furthering my career in information and communication technology as a website and application developer.


Bachelor Of Information Technology majoring in Information Systems

Graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010.

Work Experience

04/11 - present
Freelance / Contractor
Web Site Developer - PHP Programmer, AUS
Design and development of websites from concept to completion. Use of various programming skills, front-end design skills and graphics. Server-side setup. Use of CMS and MVC Frameworks such as Cakephp.
01/09 - 05/09
Boydspratt Golfwear, Ocean Shores, NSW, AUS
Web Site Designer and PHP Application Development
Design, implementation and maintenance of an E-commerce System for a clothing business. Implemented in PHP and MySql.
04/06 - 04/07
Clapham Removals Pty Ltd, London, UK
Web Site Developer / PHP Programmer
Design and implementation of templates for business websites. Implemented in PHP, javascript, HTML, CSS. Markup and style validation. Responsive development.
06/01 - 07/02
Hypersystems International Pty Ltd, Brisbane, AUS
Application Programmer - Java Development on Linux
Analysis, design and implementation of project management and communication solutions for a database driven web system. Platforms for Unix and Windows XP. Implemented in Java and JSP.


Analysis and Design
Software analysis documented into functional requirements, dataflow diagrams and wireframes. Creation of applications using the software development lifecycle. Ability to use Adobe CS and other related graphics and video editing software. Understanding of SEO Techniques.
Ability to use object orientated programming and MVC architecture to provide rapid development of applications. Understanding of server configuration and related technologies. Experience in database and information management.
Web Development
Use of CSS, HTML and javascript to provide validated websites, with an understanding of cross-browser configuration and best practice standards. The ability to use web development frameworks and APIs. Understanding of progressive enhancement and responsive web design. Use of typical UI bindings through Jquery and knockout for enhanced user interaction.
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Gimp
  • Windows OS
  • Linux related OS
  • Workflow analysis
  • Technical Writing
  • SEO
  • PHP
  • MVC Development
  • O-O Programming
  • Java
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SQL
  • Apache Web Servers
  • NoSQL databases
  • Relational databases
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • XML
  • CakePHP
  • Bootstrap
  • Knockout
  • JSP
  • Responsive design
  • Cross-browser compliance


Marylou Pratt
Boydspratt Golfwear Director
Phone: 0266801655

Lastest Work (Live Sites)


Blue and white vets is a vet practice located in Coffs Harbour. The website is set up as a marketing and informational site.

Launch Website

Riverside Pizza and Thai Cafe restaruant website. This website is set up for marketing and informational purposes.

Launch Website

Boydspratt Golfwear is a niche online clothing store specialising in womens appareal. The site provides full ecommerce functionality for selling and shipping goods.

Launch Website

Coming Soon


A marketing and information site for a web design and development company in the northern rivers area. The website will provide clients with a log in area to view the status of their projects

Completion Date: April 2013

Woolgoolga Vet Clinic

Currently in progress is a marketing and information website for a new vet clinic in Woolgoolga. The website will have an intergrated area for clients to log in and check the status of their pets, including check up dates, vaccination information, etc.

Completion Date: March 2013
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