Richard Abuga

Web Developer

Hosting Expert

Web Designer

Richard Abuga

Web Developer

Hosting Expert

Web Designer

About Me

Hello, I’m Richard,
a Prolific, full stack web developer with a passion for metrics and beating former “best-yets.” . With rich experience in website design building and proficiency at wordpress, I am dedicated to building and optimizing the performance of user-centric and high-impact websites. I pride myself using leverage technical, analytical and problem-solving skills to create dynamic, high-speed websites, apps and platforms fueling competitive advantage and revenue growth.

  • Age: 33
  • Residence: Kenya
  • Freelance: Available
  • Address: Nairobi, Kenya
My Services
Web Design & Development

Clean, modern and mobile-ready websites optimized for performance, search engines that will help you reach all of your goals and convert users to customers. Languages; Javascript, Coffeescript, JAVA, Python, PHP, Go, Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, WebStorm.

UI\UX Design

UI/UX involves planning and iterating a site's structure and layout. Once the proper information architecture is in place, I design the visual layer to create a beautiful user experience. Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Axure, XMind, Prototyping, Wireframing, User Research, Usability Testing.

Frontend Development

Languages; HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, Bootstrap, Wordpress, Drupal, Phonegap / Cordova, Ionic, Foundation, Angular.js.

eCommerce Solution

An eCommerce solution is a feature-filled, customisable online storefront and shopping cart that will be directly integrated into your website.

Domain Registration & Hosting

Buy and register your domain. All domains Cheap domain registration with quality hosting

Content Writing

Professional website content writing by our in-house copywriter, Nicholas Grundy. We also offer copy-writing for optimising your website's SEO.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

SEO is the practice of improving and promoting a website in order to increase the number of visitors it receives. Screaming Frog, Woorank, Raventools, Semrush, Moz, WebCEO, Google Analytics, ChartBeat, CrazyEgg.

Social Media Integration

Social media integration enables your website to post updates to Facebook, displays a Twitter feed, and links to your social media accounts.

Key Competencies & Skills
Web Development

  • Sound knowledge of the PHP, XML, XHTML, Java, HTML, CSS, jquery and Java Script.
  • Ability to develop and design webpages and websites to make them functional.
  • Knowledge of the international web standards and protocols and experience to work with in the compliance.
  • Ability to develop multi-user applications within SOA.
  • Database expertise: primarily in MySQL - Design, Index design, Performance optimization.
  • Experience of drafting end-user and technical manuals.
  • Writing up technical manuals and user instructions. 
  • Experience of integrating websites with social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc.
  • Strategically thinking through all parts of the design process
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with experience of interacting with the end-users and resolving their queries to their satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of payment processing, customs clearance and multi-currencypricing.

Professional

  • Able to organise own workload effectively and prioritise tasks.
  • Multi-tasking ability with the experience of handling multiple projects at a time.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with experience of interacting with the end-users and resolving their queries to their satisfaction.
  • Ability to grasp the ideas of the clients and implement in the same direction.
  • Can quickly understand business requirements and then translate these into functional requirements.
  • Having a passion for customer service & responding quickly to enquiries.
  • Can manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Adaptable and able to quickly pick up new techniques.
  • Understanding of W3C standards, web accessibility & best practice.

Personal

  • Passionate about doing a good job.
  • First rate interpersonal and communication skills, able to easily interact with fellow developers and customers alike.
  • Comfortable with being the ‘go to’ person in a company.
  • Strongly committed to all projects from inception right through to the end.
  • Confident, friendly and easy to get along with.

Resume
Experience
2016 - Present
Senior Web Developer
Gigahost Plus

  • Developing and maintaining the front end functionality of websites.
  • Participating in discussions with clients to clarify what they want.
  • Designing prototypes for apps and websites.
  • Creating logos, banners and buttons for websites.
  • Writing cross-browser compliant XHTML, CSS & JavaScript.
  • Oversee and implement company branding, including website design
  • Simultaneously managing several databases and reporting tools.
  • Contacting external webmasters to confirm link placements.
  • Provide guidance to other team members on web development issues.
  • Developing websites that have a consistent feel and look throughout all web properties.
  • Providing technical support to end users.
  • Identifying and correcting software deficiencies.
  • Devising SEO strategies based around specific keywords.

2013-2015
System Administrator
C-Palace Solutions

  • Manage network servers and technology tools
  • Set up accounts and workstations
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages.
  • Install and configure software and hardware
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
  • Upgrade systems with new releases and models
  • Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
  • Build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies

2011 - 2012
Head of IT Department
Mama Meals on Wheels

  • Updated and maintained company website
  • Cleaned and maintained office computers
  • Researched, and implemented internet marketing plans to help support the business objectives.
  • Generated positive media coverage, heightened market presence, and produced increased revenues and profitability.
  • Received, coordinated and input customer orders into system.
  • Manage the configuration and operation of client-based computer operating systems
  • Monitor the system daily and respond immediately to security or usability concerns
  • Create and verify backups of data
  • Respond to and resolve help desk requests
  • Upgrade systems and processes as required for enhanced functionality and security issue resolution
  • Administrate infrastructure, including firewalls, databases, malware protection software and other processes
  • Install and test computer-related equipment

EDUCATION
2009 - 2012
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Kenyatta University

2006 - 2008
Higher Diploma in ICT
Inooreo University

2005
Certificate in Graphic Design
Institute of Advanced Technology

My Skills
Design
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Content Creation
Coding
  • WordPress
  • PHP / MYSQL
  • Angular / JavaScript
  • HTML / CSS
Language
  • English
  • Kiswahili
Personal Summary

As an ambitious problem solver with a passion for online businesses having much
experience in creating logical and innovative solutions to complex problems,
I am thorough and precise in everything I do having keen interest in
technology, mobile applications and user experience.

As someone who takes responsibility for my own personal development, I constantly strive to learn new technologies, evaluate and upgrade my skills so as to stay at the cutting edge of web development in this rapidly changing industry.

As a natural problem solver, I prove to be valuable by successfully completing projects for IT consultancies, software houses, web design agencies, and IT departments.

Recent Works
Legrand Digital Media Solutions
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Nadia Salon & Spa
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Data Infinity Limited
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Penthouse Group Limited
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Simaloi Digital
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Cherd Africa
Web Design
Destiny Hands On
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Contours Cleaning
Web Design
Framepack Ltd
Web Design
Here is Life
UI\UX Design, Web Design
Kirsten Events
Web Design
Natural Fibres
Web Design
Get in Touch

Contact Details
  • Address: Jethalal Chambers, Suite 202, Biashara Street, 00200 Tubman Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Email: abuga@gigahostplus.com, richardabuga@gmail.com
  • Phone: +254 723 577 875
  • Freelance: Available
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