Web Designer / Developer Extraordinaire

Experience

Technical Director
Dilate Digital

Head of Systems & Design
Dilate Digital

Head of Web Development
Dilate Digital

Web Designer & Developer
Business Armadale

HRS Assessor
Lionbridge Technologies

Graphic & Web Designer
SEE Forge PTY LTD

Education

Bachelor of Science
Interactive Digital Design /
Games Software Design & Production

Murdoch University

Skills

Creative

  • Web Design
  • Interface Design
  • Style & Branding
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML5 & GIF Animations
  • Web Standards & Accessibility
  • Content Creation & Editing

Technical

  • HTML5 & Canvas, XHTML,
  • CSS 2.0 & 3.0, Bootstrap,
  • Javascript, jQuery, PHP,
  • Wordpress, Shopify, Drupal,
  • Joomla, PHP-Fusion, Litmus,
  • Responsive Websites
  • Responsive HTML Email

Project, Software & Server Management

  • Windows & Android Expertise
  • Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint
  • Dropbox for Business
  • Google Adwords; Analytics; GSuite
  • Tag Manager; Web Designer; Webmaster
  • Support & Ticketing Systems
  • Direct Tech Support
  • Task Management Systems
  • WHM & cPanel
  • FTP & Email Setup
  • Remote Access Software

Who is the Scriptylion?

Originally this site was lytondarque.com but eventually it came to sound too abstract and not very reflective of what I do. That name had an interesting back story. Scriptylion just reflects my enjoyment of the written word and my ability to script things. Pretty simple.

My real name’s James Norris. Does that have an interesting back-story too? Nah. People do seem to think I can round-house kick for some reason though.

Delve into the past and learn my personal history...

Think back to the 90’s. Rockin’ music, internet technology in its younger years and fashion sense at an all time low. One struggling old Pentium 2 PC gave me a chance to use Microsoft Paint for the first time when I wasn’t in school. Many images of cartoon cats were printed, many printer ink cartridges were depleted. Sometimes there was a bit of SimCity 2000 thrown in for good measure (and some space relation skills).

It wasn’t until I got hold of a terrible old laptop – the Sony VAIO VGN-B55G – that I learned to use Corel Draw with a touchpad. Eventually, I progressed to Photoshop CS1 and created many pieces of art, signatures and digital constructs through my various adventures on the net. From webcomics, pixel art, sprites for games, photo-manipulations, 3D creations, video productions and bouts of creative writing, I felt unstoppable.

It was later after graduating High School and entered University that I learned to script for virtual worlds like Second Life and Furcadia, and even dabbled in the production of web games with HTML canvas. This lead to an appreciation for more technical web code like javascript, jQuery and PHP. I learned to combine my visual and technical skills into a series of solid work-pieces and continue to do so to this day.