Welcome to the Portfolio of Richard Winder, an aspiring PHP developer with a passion for the web and technology.
I recieved my first computer at aged 11 before this I had to beg my brother to play on his AMD 600mhz PC.
After recieving a few lessons from a friend currently at college at the time learning HTML/TURBO PASCAL I found my love for website design.
What caught my eye was the simplistic nature of building a website simply with paint and notepad and some free hosting(From MWEB).
Being an avid gamer at the time I found myself joining clans just to build their website.
At roughly 12 years(2000) of age my dad began building an addon to the backpackers we currently had going. My brother(aged 17) instantly saw an ideal opportunity for this new Add-On, to host LAN Parties! Soon we were hosting tri-annual "Carnage.LAN (Video)" parties attracting hoards of gamers from all over the country. Once my brother got back from the UK and was accepted into Cape Teck(2006) we moved our venue to Belville, Cape Town which gave us the opportunity to accept 5 times the amount of gamers we were catering for previously.
In early 2009 we decided to move on from the gaming scene after my brother proposed to his girlfriend and myself finding work becoming more and more important. It was with great sadness to have our final LAN party and say goodbye to the community we grew up with.
Please feel free to browse through my work and contact me if you wish to know more.