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Steve Forster
Highly motivated, peak performing, all-rounder with over 20 years experience and a proven track record in
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Having worked for some of Australia’s Iconic brand names in the web space Steve is always keen to explore new opportunities. Especially with Interactive Video.
He'd be delighted to take your call!

Design

  • GRADEN INDUSTRIES
    Brief
    Bring to life Graden Industries powerful range of mowing and golf course machinary

    Environment: Wordpress

    Custom: Machine specs emailed to recipiant

    Role: Complete build

  • WP PROSPECTOR
    Brief
    Launch a Chrome extension to help Wordpress marketers and developers.

    Environment: PHP, JSON API's, jQuery

    Custom: Chrome extension, website and launch.

    Role: Complete build

  • DATACOM IT
    Brief
    Datacom IT digitise documents and books. I came in to redesign the static website in Wordpress. Participate in company tenders. Manage the SEO, Adwords campaigns

    Environment: Wordpress

    Custom: "Datacom IT - The Future Of History"

    Role: Front-end Developer

Development

  • JS & FRAMEWORKS
    Javascript
    From building my first Hello World app in 96 to delivering a client-side CMS for Telstra in 99, Javascript is where the web really became and remains interesting for me.
    Frameworks
    When Microsoft removed file access via script in 2001 I moved across to PHP to access the backend. With the advent of Node and the JS frameworks I've more recently delivered projects in
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    Angular - Movie Site
    Angular 5 - To Do
    React - React Chat
    React/Redux - g0.to
    Vue - Code Challange
    JS - Code Challange
    jQuery - Quiz (Admin)
    Console - Code Challange
    JS - Code Convert


  • PHP & MYSQL
    Experience
    Along with Javascript, PHP is another favorite language. I've developed a variety of Wordpress plugins and customizations along with SaaS apps since 2004.

    Whether customising Wordpress, integrating 3rd party API's or developing custom solutions, PHP is a popular language I use to deliver many powerful web solutions.

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    • check WooCommerce
    • check Silverstripe
    • check Joomla
  • MULTIMEDIA
    Experience
    Prior to the web I wrote jingles for advertising companies, corporate themes and video beds for production houses and spent a lot of time in studio environments.

    As technology has improved we've been the beneficiary of a huge drop in price on software and I have been producing online video for over 10 years.

    Click the MULTIMEDIA icon and view software and studio setup I've been working in for the last few years.
  • SERVER
    Cloud
    I run a dedicated Apache development server with Node & Red 5 installed.
    Software
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    This is where I skill up on new technologies, perform unit testing and make full use of the command line.

    If interested in high powered business web hosting call me on 0411 389 531.

Multimedia

  • AV PRODUCTION
    Software
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    • check Premiere Pro
    • check Logic Pro X
    • check Apple Motion
  • INTERACTIVE VIDEO
    Concept
    Why have video when we can have interactive video?

    That's the question I asked my self when it first became possible.

    Having a video control page components introduces a new level of interaction and can result in a richer user experience.

    Until now the narrator has always been on the other side of the screen.

    With interactive video the user can be shown new options as a video plays through.

    Interacting with them opens up all sorts of opportunities for us as marketers.

    They are especially suited to
    • check Lead Gen
    • check Sales Videos
    • check Promo Videos
    • check eLearning
    • check Explainer Videos

Marketing

  • SEO
    Experience
    The top of Google is the name of the game. There are numerous wasy to get there although I stick to a few powerful strategies to rank content and keep it ranked.
  • SOCIAL
    Experience
    From creating fan pages to integrating social media apps, the social platforms are where the eyeballs often are so plays an integral part of any marketing campaign.

  • PRESS
    Experience
    Press releases are powerful tools to not only spread your message but provide backlinks to your site. They are often used for reputation management as they can drive down negative content in the serps.
  • VIDEO
    Experience
    Ranking video is one of the best ways to drive sales and improve search engine rankings. I use specialist software to rank video.