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I am Dave Wilcox, a website, PHP and database developer, and, admittedly, a bit of a geek. I’m currently concentrating on WordPress web sites, but have previously used a few recognised web-site building content management systems, plus truckloads of bespoke PHP when it is required to explore the path less-travelled. Waayyyy back (yes, even before the internet) I worked on mostly engineering and science software for a while, and a kaleidoscope of other stuff.

I moved from the UK to New Zealand in 2008, and I now work as a contractor in Nelson, South Island, NZ. I know that’s not likely to be right on your doorstep, but we can get by with the wonders of Google Hangouts, Zoom and Messenger. I can work for people all over NZ and in UK; indeed, I have a few clients who I have never met in person.

I’m a developer and don’t claim to be a web designer. I’m the kind of person who can put those designs into practice.

For more blow-by-blow details and buzzwords, see my IT CV. And for added excitement, there is the mandatory page of my websites, which is probably out of date by the time you read this.

Tech Toolbox

Here is my humble collection of tips and tricks which may help someone get out of a sticky position. Some PHP, SQL, SEO and MS-Access is mixed in there.


New Zealand Schools database

The NZ Schools database used information from the Ministry of Education, and adds map displays.

Search by decile, category, location and type, and see a map of the results. This may help you house-hunting and allowing for travel to school. All my PHP.


Software developer since 1984

I’ve been writing software for, oh, too long, initially for science and engineering applications, but recently all sorts of web applications.

I have worked for local government, large and small companies, and individuals.


Illustrations, covers, posters

On and off over the years, I have been a dilletante illustrator and designer. Browse my work here.


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