Matthew Horton

Web Developer and Designer

Development Focused, Design Minded

I am a graduate of N.A.I.T's Digital Media and IT program, well-versed in the industry's best practices and the main programming languages in addition to a selection of less well-known languages. Add to that CMS experience and databases and what you have is a strong developer with a keen awareness of crucial design elements.

About Me:

To describe a bit about myself, I am a determined, dedicated and hard working individual that thrives in fast-paced environments. From team environments to working on my own, I strive to exceed deadlines and continue to learn and grow my knowledge. Add problem-solving and employing outside-the-box thinking, and you get a wizard of making your ideas come to life. *Poof!*


  • PHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.
  • HTML5 HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.
  • Joomla Joomla! CMS is a free, open source software created and community maintained.
  • CSS3 CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper, or in other media.
  • MySQL MySQL is a full-featured relational database management system (RDBMS) that competes with the likes of Oracle DB and Microsoft's SQL Server.
  • Javascript (Incl. Handlebars) An object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. My Knowledge also includes Jquery.
  • Oracle Oracle database (Oracle DB) is a relational database management system (RDBMS) from the Oracle Corporation.
  • AJAX Ajax is a client-side script that communicates to and from a server/database without the need for a postback or a complete page refresh.
  • Relational Databases A relational database is a collection of data items organized as a set of formally-described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables.
  • Google Maps API The Google Maps APIs give developers several ways of embedding Google Maps into web pages or retrieving data from Google Maps, and allow for either simple use or extensive customization.
  • LESS LESS is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themeable and extendable.
  • Flickr API A way of giving developers a way to embed and search through Flickr's image gallery.
  • SASS CSS extension language.
  • Twitter API Twitter API is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for accessing Twitters public databases.
  • Bootstrap Bootstrap is a free and open-source front-end web framework for designing websites and web applications. It contains HTML- and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions.
  • Backbone Backbone gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with an API of functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to an existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
  • CodeIgniter CodeIgniter is an open-source software rapid development web framework, for use in building dynamic web sites with PHP.
  • Wordpress Wordpress is a free publishing software and content management system (CMS). The software is open-source allowing developers to create a wide array of plug-ins, themes and widgets.
  • Adobe Photoshop An image editing software, developed and manufactured, by Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop is considered one of the leaders in photo editing software which allows users to manipulate, crop, resize, and correct color on digital photos.
  • Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems.
  • UI/UX Fundamentals User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) and User interface design are the processes of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.
  • Mobile First Design Fundamentals The concept of designing websites with a focus on mobile device functionality, before desktop functionality.

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