Hi, I'm Laurence Mercer

Overview

Hi, I'm Laurence Mercer, a senior level Drupal themer and frontend developer with nine years web development experience and eight years Drupal site building, module development, and theming experience.

Clients
I work with clients across the world, most often working remotely from London, UK. Previous clients have been located in the UK, Australia, Belgium, and the US.

Skills
Drupal, (X)HTML (including HTML5), CSS (including CSS3), Sass and Compass, responsive design, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop, version control (either SVN or Git), APIs (particularly those utilising REST/JSON), and mapping solutions (Google Maps, OpenLayers, MapBox, and Leaflet).

Development setup and services
Virtual machines (currently using VirtualBox with Vagrant and Puppet), LAMP, WAMP, MAMP, Git, GitHub, and JIRA.

Drupal

I have a comprehensive knowledge of Drupal - a leading open source CMF - with particular focus on the frontend and Drupal theming.

Experience
I've been working with Drupal since version 4.6 (you can find me on drupal.org and IRC as laurence_m) 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 CCK, Views, Display Suite, Panels, Features, etc. and I'm fully conversant with the Drupal API, Devel, Drush, and the command line.

Contributions
I'm a Drupal Association member, write a blog (on occasion!) about Drupal, and contribute when possible to the drupal.org forums. I'm also the creator and maintainer of Neptune, a responsive, HTML5 based, Zen sub-theme.