Ian Winstanley

Web Application Developer


20 years corporate experience working for large ISPs, SMS gateway and Wi-Fi providers. Working at lead developer and team leader role, I have managed large projects from inception to completion. Can commute to Lancashire and Yorkshire, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield

15 years as a freelance/self-employed web developer, working remotely and on-site. Specialisms include:
Zend Framework (certified)
JavaScript Frameworks - jQuery, ExtJS, JMVC
Database integration (MySQL, Postgres, Oracle) into fully JavaScript web front end
Administration systems - CMS, CRM, ISP signup systems
Wireless access gateways
Integration into server level systems
Receiving and sending to web APIs
Graphic design and creation of responsive HTML websites
Bespoke e-commerce
Magento and CubeCart development
Payment gateway integration
Search engine positioning
Image/document upload and management
News management
Mailing list management
Client liaison and project management


Posted by Nick Roper (Partner), Logical Elements

Written testimonial:
I have worked with Ian on a number of occasions - in particular when he has provided Zend Framework, PHP and MySQL development, training and consulting for our clients.

Not only does Ian have expert knowledge and skills, but he also has extensive real-life development experience and is able to bring that to the table when working on projects.

Ian is highly professional in his work ethic and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his services.

Posted by Michael Cain (Director), Twentyone

Written testimonial:
Ian is extremely professional and reliable and his technical expertise has proved invaluable to us over the years. An excellent developer whether it is custom systems, off the shelf platforms such as Magento and even integrating third party platforms to a content management solution.

As a business it has always been easy to work with Ian, especially with him being local to us in Lancashire as we always try to use local suppliers where possible.

I'd highly recommend using Ian for any kind of web development project, simply because he can do the job.

Posted by John (Director), Stayin Ltd

Written testimonial:
We have now worked with Ian for over 18 months now and find his work to be top class and Ian himself to be totally reliable and dedicated. Ian applies the same level of top class skill whether it is for a minor mod. or a major and complex change. What is particularly refreshing is that Ian does what he says he will and when he says he will do it.


Frog Education


Working at Senior Developer level to identify and fix performance bottlenecks at this market leading E Learning Company. Unit testing, daily Agile meetings, staged deployment using continuous integration, peer reviews.

skills used: PHP, Html, JavaScript, CSS, MySql, DHTML, Oracle, UNIX

Application Link


Setup a new MySQL cluster and optimized slow running queries. Administered and configured the existing Linux servers including Git and Subversion installation. Developed unit tests, deployment procedures, and SSL and apache configuration. Created APIs using SOAP, plain XML & OAuth. Created multiple responsive layouts using jQuery, HTML5, JSON and CSS3.

skills used: jQuery, javascript , PHP, MySql, CSS, Html, LINUX, Apache, Software Testing



Complete build of the Voice Over IP administration system. Many APIs, automated crons, systems calls. Modular grid system using jQuery, JSON and AJAX.

skills used: PHP, MySql, javascript , jQuery, CSS, Html, Apache, Software Testing, AJAX



Complete website maintenance and development for this tourist portal involving use of jQuery, AJAX, multiple tracking, SEO, statistics, SagePay payment gateways.

skills used: PHP, MySql, AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, Html

Cardiff University


Working in a 4 strong team of developers to create an entire Continuous Professional Development system for GPs in Wales and South Western England. Utilises the Zend and ExtJS frameworks. Responsible for database and framework design, code deployment, testing, documentation, support and maintenance

skills used: PHP, MySql, LINUX, jQuery, JavaScript, DHTML, SEO, JavaScript



Was entirely responsible for this large ISP portal's CMS, personalisation and database systems. Was responsible for 5 channels. Team leader.

skills used: PHP, MySql, Html, LINUX, Perl, Photoshop, Dreamweaver


Developed the entire signup and administration interface and backend for MyZones Europe Ltd a wireless hotspot provider.

skills used: PHP, MySql, Html, Javascript, Dhtml, LINUX, Perl, Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Eagle Eye


Developed the complete customer user interface for the SMS gateway company 2ergo, incorporating the ability for each client to send, receive and report on SMS messages. Created an administration facility in order to enable the sales team to manage clients and their customers.

skills used: PHP, Html, Oracle, LINUX

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Lancashire.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract