Hi, I'm Laurence Mercer, a senior-level Drupal themer and frontend developer with thirteen years' web development experience and twelve years' Drupal site building, module development, and theming experience.
Development setup and services
Virtual machines (currently using VirtualBox with Vagrant and Puppet), LAMP, WAMP, MAMP, Git, GitHub, and JIRA.
I have a comprehensive knowledge of Drupal — a leading open-source CMS — with particular focus on the frontend and Drupal theming.
I've been working with Drupal since version 4.6 (you can find me on drupal.org and IRC as laurencemercer) and have built and themed many Drupal-based sites, including michaeljackson.com and jimihendrix.com.
My work includes day-to-day use of many core, contrib, and custom modules including Views, Display Suite, Panels, etc. and I'm fully conversant with the Drupal API, Devel, Drush, and the command line.
I provide Drupal services for clients across the world, most often working remotely from London, UK. Previous clients have been located in the UK, Australia, Belgium, and the US.
I reply to all work inquiries, quote requests, etc.
within one day, so say hello
During the past thirteen years I've designed and built many websites, acquiring a strong skill set.
- site auditing
- development planning
- coding (HTML, CSS, JS, etc.)
- domain and hosting setup
- ongoing site maintenance
I have a comprehensive knowledge of Drupal and have built and themed many large-scale Drupal sites.
- custom theme development
- modifying existing themes
- converting PSDs to Drupal themes
- custom module development
- modifying existing modules
- site building (content type setup, Views configuration, etc.)
Consultations are usually conducted via phone, Skype, email, or IM, although in person meetings can also be arranged.
Popular topics include...
- site review
- theme fixes
- site development strategy
- hiring third-party developers
- data migration
- module configuration
I use a selection of leading third-party tools and services to help manage projects, track code, and handle invoicing and payments
Creative Cloud delivers continually updated versions of Adobe's software, including Photoshop and Illustrator.
Git and GitHub
Git version controls code and GitHub provides a central location for storing, reviewing, and collaborating on projects and code changes.
JIRA provides issue tracking and project management functionality, allowing developers and clients to collaboratively manage project progress.
PayPal provides secure multi-currency payment handling via credit/debit cards and PayPal account balances. I use PayPal for all one-off projects.