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John Swaffield
Works at DGS
Attends Open University
Lives in Devon, UK
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I've been bit quiet recently but I never really went away! From my blog "A New Year With New Objectives"

http://www.johnswaffs.co.uk/tm128-microsoft-server-certification/
How I'm setting myself the target of becoming Microsoft & Google certified whilst studying with the Open Uni - Plymouth IT Web Professional.
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Recently I ran an online competition to promote a local business. As a result we learnt a lot about how to market a competition effectively and I thought I would write a blog post to share with you some of the lessons we learnt.

"Internet Marketing – Tips For Promoting Your Competition Online"
http://www.johnswaffs.co.uk/blog/10?title=Internet+Marketing+%E2%80%93+Tips+For+Promoting+Your+Competition+Online
Blog from John Swaffield, a Web Developer and IT Administrator, covering web design, IT, computing and the Open University.
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Oh no! 404 error, British Summer not found!
"Sorry, this season is not available. Please try another country"
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Win £25 by guessing the number of balls!
 
Win £25 in our Euro 2012 Competion!
Guess how many balls we have stored in our shipping container: http://www.dainton.com/euro2012/index.php

Its as simple as that! There is no catch, just guess the number of balls in our container.

We will repeat this competition for every game England play in Euro 2012 and will increase the value of the prize as England progress through the tournament!
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From my blog: a look at how companies are complying with the EU cookie law. Or rather how they are not!
Blog from John Swaffield, a Web Developer and IT Administrator, covering web design, IT, computing and the Open University.
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A great list of SEO tools and software from +Jonathan Saipe - Thanks for including us!
There are literally gazillions of SEO tools out there, both free and paid-for. As an attempt to distil these, I've put together a list of the most popular essential SEO tools and software to help digi...
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My blog: what I've been up to recently...WordPress, Yii PHP, Open Uni & being a new Dad (again)

http://www.johnswaffs.co.uk/new-wordpress-mobile-web-site
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I've just finished a Visual Basic programming course with the Open University and thought it was as suitable time to look back at what I have achieved so far.

I've written a blog post that summarises what courses I have taken and what I thought of them.

http://www.johnswaffs.co.uk/blog/9?title=Reflecting+on+my+Open+University+Computing+Studies
Blog from John Swaffield, a Web Developer and IT Administrator, covering web design, IT, computing and the Open University.
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My Latest Blog Post: EU Cookie Law & How Web Sites Are Complying
Blog from John Swaffield, a Web Developer and IT Administrator, covering web design, IT, computing and the Open University.
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Hey, I'm also on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/swaffs
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My blog article on how to good time management and self motivation can improve your work and studies.

"One of the big benefits I have gained from my Open University studies is improving my time management and self motivation. These skills will continue to benefit me long after I have finished my studies and they have been really useful in my work too.

In a web development or IT role, emphasis is often placed on the individual's technical skills. However, in my career I have found that effective time management, motivation and the ability to learn new skills are just as vital"...read more!
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Smart site!
John Swaffied is a Web Developer and IT Administrator from Devon, UK. I specialise in PHP, MySQL, Photoshop, SEO, web content and Windows and Linux support.
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Occupation
Web Developer and IT Engineer
Employment
  • DGS
    Web and IT Engineer, 2011 - present
  • SAA Consultants
    Technical Services Engineer, 2004 - 2011
  • SAA Consultants
    Graphic Designer, 2000 - 2004
  • SAA Consultants
    Graduate Trainee, 1999 - 2000
  • New Media Designer
    PCFE, 1997 - 1998
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Currently
Devon, UK
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Web maker aka 'that IT guy'. Positive, persevering and productive.
Introduction
Web maker aka 'that IT guy'. Positive, persevering and productive. Part-time OU student, full time husband and dad. Can sleep anywhere, anytime.

Follow me on twitter.com/#!/swaffs
View my blog at www.johnswaffs.co.uk
Education
  • Open University
    Degree in IT and Computing, 2008 - present
  • Open University
    Certificate in Web Application Development, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Plymouth
    Digital Art & Technology (MediaLab Arts), 1995 - 1999
  • Estover Community College
    1988
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Male