Daniel Ploskonka

I am a professional Web / UI Designer & Front-end developer

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Hi, I'm Daniel

I am a UX & UI Designer who has a passion for responsive website design, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Since 2006 I have proudly been making the internet a better place, one website and application at a time. I have had the pleasure to work on many great projects over the years, for exciting and diverse companies in the UK, Europe and Australia. Please explore my website, if you have any questions or if you would you like to hire me as your consultant or as a UX/UI Designer or Website Developer, please give me a call or just simply send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Skills & Attributes

Website & UI Design
JS / jQuery
PHP + MySql

My Specialties

Website design
Sleek, modern website and UI design.
Front-End Development
HTML / CSS development with dynamic elements of JS / jQuery.
Online store design and conversion optimization.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Photography
  • Web & UI Design
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Martial Arts
  • Beer Brewing

Work & Experience

Nov 2015 - Present day
UX/UI/Web Designer & Front End Developer / Freelancer / Contractor Melbourne, AU
UX / UI Design, Front End Coding
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Web / UI Design, Front End Coding / Managing development resources
Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
Web / UI / UX / Front - End Developer. Over the period of 2 years I've designed and developed micro sites, landing pages, EDM's etc. Designed and coded the front-end of JIVA as well I came with concepts for current iiNet's website. Implemented CSS framework.
Mar 2011 - Oct 2012
web design and development for R2 International’s clients. Building websites from scratch Developing Templates for WordPress and PrestaShop. Biggest achievement: Branding Gamucci.com Designing all marketing materials, designing 3d product mockups. Design and development of gamucci.com/shop which boosted sales by 20000%. Print Design for all Marketing Materials such as , banners, popups, roll banners, etc.
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010
jpg banners, converting swf to gif banners, flash banners design, landing pages design, newsletter design and XHTML + CSS coding, fixing issues on landing and promo pages
May 2010 - Sep 2010
web design, static banners design for Thinkmn.com, designing website content (typography), developing website 360studios.me (converting XHTML to WordPress), design all graphic content for 360studios.me
Nov 2009 - Jul 2010
Website Design, XHTML + CSS / PHP, design and development from scratch:greenmarkcarpentry.co.uk, saraint.co.uk, festiwalcooltury.co.uk, design adverts for weekly magazine (PRINT), administration and editing elondyn.co.uk, prl24.net, redesign: cooltura.co.uk/koncerty
Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
Web Designer @ HURLINGHAM GROUP / London, UK
Website Design, XHTML + CSS / PHP/ WordPress, design and developing from scratch: hurlinghamgroup.com, oxsicoat.com, converting XHTML to WordPress CMS
UI Admin redesign
UI Admin redesign
UI Design / Web Design
Daniel Kelly MMA fighter profile
Daniel Kelly MMA fighter profile
Web Design
BoothMobil – WordPress Landing Page
BoothMobil – WordPress Landing Page
Web Design
Knosys – custom design and development
Knosys – custom design and development
Web Design
UI Admin redesign and development
UI Admin redesign and development
UI Design / Web Design
Resilience Training Center Website design and development
Resilience Training Center Website design and development
Web Design
Debby Pumps online store
Debby Pumps online store
Web Design
Immersive Technologies – Website Design & Development
Immersive Technologies – Website Design & Development
Web Design

How good website design drives traffic and sales

As a web designer I always put user first. The easiest, fastest, most intuitive way of achieving a goal is my first priority.

Now when there is around billion websites (based on internet live stats ) any user looking for any product on the internet has a choice.
If your website is not on first page of Google, it’s slow, not intuitive, doesn’t work on mobile devices or doesn’t seem legit, user will close your website in less than 4s and never come back.
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[WordPress][Solved]Can’t install any plugin. WP asks for FTP details.

Sometimes I feel like development on a PC is much easier than on Mac. My experience so far is that the Mac just throws stuff at you – mostly permissions but dealing with them is probably more painful for me as I am fairly new Mac user.

So I tried to install a fresh WP website and got a prompt that they couldn’t generate the wp-config.php file. Ive copied the code and manually placed the file on hard drive, just to finish the installation. Then, when tried to install some plugins got asked about the ftp details (look below image). As i am running my local development version and don’t have and FTP server installed I thought that there definitely is a way of installing everything without FTP server.

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 3.02.27 pm

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[WordPress][fixed] couldn’t type space in form textareas and inputs

Funny how sometimes the investigation takes more time than actual fix itself.

As an only web designer in the company I need to deal with a lot of small bugs. Most of the time is browser incompatibilities or other small mostly CSS issues. But sometimes you come across something silly. This one was one of those things where fix is very simple but the process leading up to it was interesting. Thought I’d share. Read more

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