Hi, I'm Laurence Mercer, a senior level Drupal themer and frontend developer with ten years web development experience and nine years Drupal site building, module development, and theming experience.
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.
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 CMF — 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 and related functionality including content types, Views, Display Suite, Panels, Features, etc. and I'm fully conversant with the Drupal API, Devel, Drush, and the command line.
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.
I reply to all work inquiries, quote requests, etc.
within one day, so say hello
During the past nine years I've designed and built many websites, acquiring a strong skill set along the way.
- 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, which are accessible via the cloud.
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 cloud based 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.