Hello. My name is Rob Tyler and I’m a Software Engineer, Runner & Musician amongst my other pastimes. I hold a masters degree (MSc.) in Software Design and have been working in web design and development for over twenty years and in mobile technologies for the past four years. Wav design & development services is based in my home here in the West Midlands, United Kingdom. I’m a freelance developer in addition to working as a Software Engineer for my ‘day job’. I use my core skills to enable me to develop the web site and mobile app projects I undertake. I’m also on the look out for new ideas and new proven tools and technologies to include in my work.

If you need a high quality and reliable website, please consider using WAV Design. As a sole trader I’m more than competitive when it comes to price, and my policy is "the project is not complete until you’re fully satisfied with it!" Should you choose Wavdesign, you’ll find I’m easy to get along with. I’ll always embrace unforseen changes to your project brief and design requirements without making a fuss.

I list below some extracts from my Curriculum Vitae, showing my qualifications, skills and experience of current web development tools, technologies and practices.

If you’d like to read more, then here is a simplified description of my overall web design and development working method explaining how I go about the complex process of putting a high quality web site together in a user friendly and easily maintainable format.


The Open University

MSc. Information Systems. September 2003 – June 2009


M873 User interface design and evaluation.

M874 Software Development for Networked Applications using Java.

M879 Distributed Applications and E-commerce.

Birmingham City University (formerly UCE)

MSc. System Design (Software Design). (1 Yr Ft./2 Yrs Pt.) Sept. 1995 – June 1998

Birmingham City University

B.Sc Honors (2.1) Industrial Information Technology. (3 Yrs) Sept. 1991 – June 1994



Web Site Requirements Capture, Page/Site Planning and documentation. Page and Site design using true and intuitive semantic mark-up (including microformats where appropriate). Site mock-up design and development using hand rendering followed by Page rendering in Photoshop.

Further graphical elements generated with ‘Fireworks ‘ and ‘MS Visio’. Origination of artwork. Search Engine Optimisation definition/implementation for page optimisation, Site implementation using hand coding in ‘ Dreamweaver‘.

PHP/MySQL back office support including database design, setup and administration. Set-up and redesign/reconfiguration of open source content manaement systems (such as ‘Drupal‘, ‘WordPress‘, ‘ B2Evolution‘, and ‘Moodle‘). Plugin’ deployment and debugging in these systems and other Open Source components such as JQuery, ‘script.aculo.us‘, Slimbox’ and DHTML controls. Web site configuration control and server upload. Site Testing, Optimisation and SEO monitoring.


[Microsoft] Visual Studio, SQL Server & SQL Server Management Studio

[Adobe] ‘Dreamweaver’, ‘Photoshop’

[Other] Android Studio, Eclipse Java IDE, Visio, Acrobat, Font Expert, XAMPP (Apache, MySQL), Tortoise SVN.


Interface HTML 5.0, 4.01, XHTML 1.0, CSS2, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery, Zurb Foundation, Twitter Bootstrap, Boilerplate

Microsoft / Server Side / Database ASP.NET 3.5 with C#, Model View Controller Architecture, T-SQL, Stored Procedures

Open Source: PHP, Perl, MySQL, XAMMP

Misc/Other:ActionScript, XML/DTD/XSD, XSL, Java, Visual ‘C++’,’C’


Windows 2000/XP, DOS/Novell, UNIX shell, Linux, VAX/VMS, Citrix Desktop

Software Skills:

Systems/Software Engineer. Data Modeling and Structured Analysis, Object Oriented methodologies and CASE tools. Applying Systems/Software Quality assurance principles and practices (ISO 9000/CMM). Web Developer to W3C Standards and the WAI initiative.

Developing Software Skills:


ASP.NET MVC 4, Entity Framework, HTML5, Json, Web API


SASS, KnockoutJS, NodeJS

Graphic Design:

Visualising, Pencil Sketching, Illustration, Lightbox, Typography, Layout, Finished Artwork, Presentation.

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