"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.

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.com project, shifting gears into maintenance mode. What a great site! Be sure to check it out (my client decided not to support IE browser though).

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

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