"If You Can Dream It, I Can Build It."


My name is Gene Chuah, and I build websites.

I've been building the Web since the year 2000 for the love of craftsmanship, technology, and the satisfaction of having given my best. As they say, "if a thing is worth doing, then it is worth doing well."

I've built many types of websites. Small ones. Big ones. Tall ones. Short ones. Fat ones. Skinny ones. Simple ones, complex ones. From websites that tell the world you exist, to websites that your business wouldn't exist without.

I've built e-zines, an alumni website, e-commerce stores, job search sites, workflow helpers for photography and publishing, e-learning sites, and promo-driven, country-wide recognition programs.

If you need a website built, I can help. I can build it, and build it well. Drop me a note -- I'd love to discuss your idea with you!

What I Live By


Extraordinary design : build on a good, intelligent foundation, not a perpetual patch-job.

Don't cut corners : write sustainable code that will last and that someone else will understand.

Measure twice, cut once : precision is a virtue, sloppiness... not so much.

Don't repeat yourself : write reusable code that won't diverge into multiple redundant copies/versions.

Don't repeat yourself : oops, sorry.   :-)

Clear & concise : never assume anything; always clarify; succinct verbal & written communication.

Never stop learning : to be wise, always learn we must.

Treat the root cause, not the symptoms : you might suppress the short-term pain to cause a long-term collapse.

Love, not fear : all human impulses are derived from only one of these two; I build for the love of craftsmanship.



Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach -- how you look at things.... Not everybody can be a painter -- and there is no need also. If everybody is a painter the world will be very ugly; it will be difficult to live. And not everybody can be a dancer, and there is no need. But everybody can be creative.

Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine. You become more divine as you become more creative.

All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don't know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it -- whatsoever it is!

    -- Osho

Technologies + Tools I've Worked With

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Prototype-JS
  • XML
  • AJAX
  • JSON

  • MVC
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP : Yii
  • PHP : Codeigniter
  • PHP : Symfony
  • PHP
  • ColdFusion (CFML)
  • COBOL II
  • Google Map API
  • Groupon API

  • Linux (Ubuntu) server
  • Apache

  • MySQL
  • Data Warehouse
  • BIRT
  • Microsoft Access

  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • OpenCart
  • Mercurial
  • Git
  • SVN

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Flash
  • Flash Actionscript
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Terragen

  • Eclipse
  • Selenium IDE
  • Amazon AWS S3
  • Amazon AWS EC2
  • Braintree Payment Gateway

  • LinkedIn API

  • SSL/HTTPS setup

Status


July 16, 2012 : Now winding down on the Pitchbrite project, shifting gears into maintenance mode.

August 1, 2012 : Aaaaand I'm starting on a new project now. Building a Facebook clone for car enthusiasts. Stay tuned...

May 5, 2014 : Still on the previous project but last October also took on another project, a fraud-prevention application for online payment processing. Will make portfolio entries when launched.

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Send me an email at : gene{at}xod.ca .