I specialize in Web Accessibility (WCAG 2.1, WAI-ARIA 1.1, ADA Section 508), Web Performance, Drupal, WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, Less and Sass, with a focus on delivering robust, clean, efficient and maintainable solutions. I have a Process mindset where I develop and improve processes in order to produce quality applications. My goal is to achieve high website standards and governance by focusing on web Accessibility, QA, SEO, Performance and User Experience.

My daughter and Me.(February 1, 2019) Hello! My name is Boutros AbiChedid, and welcome to my Professional Blog. This Blog is about topics related to Drupal, WordPress, Web development and Web design. If you like to know what I can do for you, please visit my Professional Website.

For the past 8 months, I was the Drupal Technical Lead and Solutions Architect at a small company working mainly with Pfizer. As part of my role, I provided Enterprise level Drupal solutions and Architecture for large-scale Drupal projects. Guided technical discussions with clients, both technical and non-technical. Involved in pre-sales discussions for new projects. Developed customized technical presentations to High Level Executives. Focused on the web industry’s best practices and authored company wide web standards for QA, SEO, Accessibility, best practices, web development and web performance.

Prior to that and for 2 years, I was the Senior Web Developer at Campbell Soup Company, responsible for all aspects of front-end and back-end development of Campbell’s public facing websites and API’s. Also managing third party providers and contractors and ensuring for their adherence to Campbell’s web development standards and processes. I also supported Campbell’s digital marketing efforts for the successful achievement of intended business outcomes. I developed Campbell’s web development standards and processes and integrated Accessibility standards into Campbell’s online presence.

As part of my responsibilities at Campbell’s, I enforced accessibility standards for new websites, mitigated accessibility violations on existing public facing websites and trained co-workers and vendors on the relevant accessibility standards and authored technical standards documentation and procedures. I am thoroughly familiar with the use of assistive technologies across multiple platforms, including screen readers, magnification, read aloud tools and eye-gaze tracking. In addition, I am personally committed to digital accessibility since a family member depends on such accessibility tools and web accessibility.

Prior to that, I was the IT Application/Web Developer for the Office of Creative Services department at Rutgers University, responsible for programming and maintaining the department’s multi-site Drupal Content Management System (60+ Websites). Collaborated with and provided technical support to peers and other staff members and project managers. Fixed technical issues and integrated new features as they arise through the department’s Web Support ticketing system.

Prior to that, I was the Web Developer and Web Designer for the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and for the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

At Princeton University, I was the solo-developer wearing multiple hats: Web Programmer, Web designer, Content Editor, User-Friendly Website Architect, SEO, Web Accessibility Specialist, and Web performance optimizer. I consider myself to be intellectually very curious and a “life-long” learner.

Do you want to see an example of what I do? Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Lewis Sigler Institute both Drupal based Websites, are my products, from conception to completion: From back-end to front-end and everything in between, from the design stage to the LIVE and maintenance stage.

Prior to Princeton University, I was a freelance WordPress Developer, Web developer, Web designer and Software Engineer running my Web development company. I specialized in building WordPress Websites and other-type of Websites with functionality. My Websites are creative and built on solid technological foundations and compliance considerations. I develop Websites with great aesthetics and pure simplicity. A successful website attracts its users to further explore it. I also did custom WordPress coding.

With 14 years of Web development and Web design experience, and an additional 6 years of traditional programming and software development, I understand Internet business and have solid Web programming and designing skills with new technologies such as: Drupal, WordPress, HTML5, jQuery, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Photoshop, SQL, MySQL and others, and old technologies such as: Flash, ActionScript and XHTML.

Furthermore, I am an expert on Accessibility standards suggested by the W3C for WCAG 2.1, the standards under the Federal Section 508 guidelines, and the requirements by the ADA. As such, I design websites to comply with both the client´s needs and the required standards and guidelines.

You know you found the right person for your project if you are looking for:

  1. Professionalism, strict attention to detail and a passion for quality.
  2. Strong work ethics.
  3. Solid programming and coding skills.
  4. Someone who uses best coding practices using valid and semantically correct code.
  5. Appreciation for clean, elegant, simple code and documentation.
  6. Outstanding interpersonal skills and positive, customer-focused attitude.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Superb documentation skills and strong aesthetic sense.
  9. Strong analytical and proactive in problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  10. Ability to innovate, prioritize and multi-task.
  11. Efficiency, and getting the job done right.
  12. Someone who is reliable and dependable.
  13. Excellent understanding of cross-browser limitations and issues.
  14. Passion and ability for learning new Web technologies.
  15. Someone who is self-motivated, a quick learner, and have a curious mind.

If you like to contact me, email me directly at: boutrosabichedid[[AT]]yahoo[[DOT]]com – Remember to change the bolded Capital-Letter words to the appropriate symbols. Or you could fill out the Contact form.

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