About Victor Fernandes

Victor Fernandes

Victor Fernandes

Web Developer – Man on a mission! To make the web faster while maintaining usability and design.

I began developing websites when IE was king and smartphones were unheard of. Back in the days, web development was a very unique and fun filled adventure. Things that worked in one browser had no effect in other browsers while certain code behaved absolutely different in different browsers. This was a time when you were a part of the cool club if your website had flash, and waiting a few seconds for a page to load was not weird at all.

I wanted to change this since the day I started making websites. I wanted everyone irrespective of their network speeds or device choices have a fast and pleasant experience online. I have since then been obsessed with speed. A little too much to be honest. I have built some of the fastest and most visited websites over the internet and I make sure they are built in a way that is functional, maintainable and scalable.

I am a 24(yes this auto increments annually) year old Web Developer based in Mumbai, India. I wake up each day looking forward to doing something I have never done before and always love learning something new. I pay very close attention to request counts and site load times; I’m sure even the slow and steady turtle hates slow sites. I have been fortunate to come across many great developers like @svensauleau and @trishna_g in the past and learn so much from them.

Over the past 8 years I have been helping clients with a wide variety of requests ranging from developing their websites, integrating API services or helping with on page SEO and performance to name a few. Although I have worked with almost every major open source CMS out there, I have been focusing on WordPress for a very long time. I think it wouldn’t be wrong to say most of the time. The community at WordPress is Awesome! They immediately take care of security issues and every iteration is worth waiting for. Oh and I am repelled by the use of flash on websites and think responsive is the new standard.

If you are looking to build your web presence or have your site and servers outsourced to a reliable contractor or an employer looking to hire, please contact me here.

100+ Projects Completed with a Job satisfaction rate of 100% as of October 2017 at UpWork

Education

I possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering awarded by the University of Mumbai.

Tools

Linux and Unix fan, a bit repelled by the use of Windows. Although windows has it’s own pros.. <Cough>OneDrive</Cough>

Objective

To leave a legacy in efficient and beautiful design and code. Striking the right balance between usability and functionality is crucial.

Develop

I develop WordPress based sites and I make sure they run as fast as possible. Also deeply interested in Big Data and the potential it brings to the table.