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Corrado Prever - freelance web designer in Turin

After an ancient passion and a degree in Geology, after working experiences in Italy and abroad, I have been working full-time since 2009  on Web sites development, offering integrated services that extend beyond Web Design including: SEO consulting, optimization of Web Performances, AdWords campaigns, W3C validation, and photography.

My story begins with the end of the nineties, when with elementary knowledge of Html and Netscape Composer, I made my first personal website to be able to share my photographs with other people.

I had to build my Web sites by writing the code entirely from scratch. This experience has proved to be fundamental and has allowed me to have good know-how in terms of design, architecture and website development.

The browser war was at its peak, Google emitted the first wails, there were no Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Sending photos was really a challenge and online videos were pure utopia. A magical period when modems whistled at night sailing at 54 kb/s and I was there chatting  on Mirc with someone on the other side of the globe trying to download an e-mail.

Today I work as a freelance Web Designer with several companies, individuals and universities. I carry forward various projects for them, always guaranteeing the creation of quality Web sites following a ‘tailor-made’ approach and the needs of the client.

Over the last year I add also didactic to the main activity of creating Web sites, as a teacher I hold computer training courses on behalf of companies and industry associations in classroom or through Webinars.
From May 2016 I also have the pleasure of actively collaborating with the Politecnico di Torino in the realization of WordPress projects.

 

Corrado Prever - freelance web developer in Turin

The digital revolution and the Internet marked profoundly the beginning of this millennium changing the concept of communication  multiplying the channels of access to information, the approach to culture, the way of managing work and leisure time. These technologies have a strong influence on the dialogue between people, on political participation, have generated enormous changes in the types of business.

Thanks to the integration of Web pages with databases I have seen the development of CMS and WordPress.

The Internet has evolved into dynamic Web sites and this has been defined by some as Web 2.0 the integrated set of all those online applications that allow a strong level of interaction between the Web site and the user. The approach with which users turn to the Web basically passes from simple consultation to the possibility of contributing by populating and nourishing the Web with own contents, the beginning of a new era, and also the start of new ethical and social issues.

I consider myself very fortunate as Web Designer and Web Developer to have lived these decades and been able to savor the birth of the Internet and its successive evolution.  My resume, the skills as Web Developer, my complete professional history are freely available on LinkedIn.

 

Corrado Prever - photography for websites in Turin

Since 2000 I have traveled widely in Southeast Asia compatibly with the rhythms of the work I had in Italy,  in the end I had the chance to find a job in Asia. So in February 2003 I moved to live in Thailand where I spent five incredible years, a very intense and very important period both professionally and humanly.

I like to discover new countries, meet new people and new cultures, this is what makes a life full and worth living in my opinion. In this long journey I have also developed a strong interest and a passion for photography, especially travel reports.

What is really unique by taking a picture, what I look for when I press the button is the moment: the only and unrepeatable second, a solid crystal that remains in the sea of time flow.

In photography everything is a search for contrasts: contrasts in form, in subjects, in colors, in meaning. In this research I sometimes let myself be guided by sensations, by their flow, sometimes I challenge myself by looking for solutions to take what can at first sight appear an impossible photography.
But what is truly Art, in my humble opinion, is that nobody will ever be able to fix the same special and unique event, no one will ever be able to have the same instinct, the same sensitivity to the light, to the perspective, for colors. Call the perfect image.

You’re still reading this page, so are you really wondering who I am?

I can tell you that I love going down the paths of the Turin hills with my mountain bike, the music of Pink Floyd, the Star Wars saga, the Guinness beer,  orchids,  Kundera novels, Italian red wines, russian salad, Bach’s harpsichord and strings concerts, director Stanley Kubrick, pesto souce I prepare myself for spaghetti, Tolkien’s stories, spinach pies, a slice of bread and salami, rock music by Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

But nothing is better than a good cup of hot and steaming tea.

Known languages:

  • HTML
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Javascript

Used CMS platforms:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla!
  • CubeCart

Other Web skills:

  • Google Search Console
  • Google Analytic
  • Google Adwords
  • Web Performance
  • SEO on-page
  • SEO off-page
  • Accessibility and W3C validation

Application software:

  • Dreamweaver
  • Artisteer
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Microsoft Office