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Christopher G. Brenz

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Meet Chris Brenz

This webpage provides information about Chris Brenz, the owner of this particular web property.

*May, 2008 Interwoven Certified TeamSite Developer* - I attended boot camp and earned the certification at Interwoven's offices in Chicago, IL.

I am a Senior Web Developer with several years of experience building dynamic websites for leading automotive manufacturers, including Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep. My resume' is available for download as either a Word .doc or Adobe .pdf.

Primarily a front end developer, my expert-level skillset is comprised of HTML, Javascript, CSS, ASP, XML, XSLT, XHTML, VBScript and Help documentation. Other languages and technologies to which I've had significant exposure include VoiceXML, SQL, Access, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) mapping and integration, Flash, Director, and Windows Media Player customization.

Tools & Technology

In my web development career, I've have the pleasure of learning/using a multitude of software tools including, but not limited to:
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

Currently Using - Version: CS4
HTML/ASP development to XHTML 1.0 Strict standards, incorporating table-less CSS 1.0 page layouts, with Javascript, DHTML, AJAX, XML and XSLT.
Men's Carolina Panthers Antigua White Icon Desert Dry Polo,Women's Los Angeles Rams Antigua Navy Blue Hustle Lace-Up Hoodie,Mens Jacksonville Jaguars Nike Black Quarter Zip Hot Jacket Cheap New York Giants Eli Manning Jersey.Women's Baltimore Ravens New Era Black Polar Dust Uncuffed Knit Beanie with Pom,Men's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans Majestic Threads Red Primary Logo Name & Number Tri-Blend Tank Top,Buffalo Bills Black Southpaw Backpack New York Giants History.Indianapolis Colts 24" X 39" Coir Door Mat,Men's Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten Nike White Limited Jersey.Women's San Francisco 49ers Majestic Gold Forward Progress III T-Shirt,Men's Green Bay Packers New Era Gray/Green Team Boost 9FIFTY Snapback Adjustable Hat.Dallas Cowboys Primary T-shirt - Navy Blue,Youth Chicago Bears Navy Blue Distressed Team Logo Pullover Hoodie,Touch by Alyssa Milano Atlanta Falcons Women's Kickstart Slim Fit V-Neck T-Shirt - Red.Women's Houston Texans Nike White Platinum Performance Tri-Blend T-Shirt,Mens San Francisco 49ers Majestic Charcoal Classic Heavyweight VI Pullover Crew Sweatshirt,Men's Minnesota Vikings Antigua Purple Deluxe Desert Dry Polo Cheap New York Giants Jerseys Sale.Women's Green Bay Packers Majestic Green/Gold Football Miracle T-Shirt,Men's Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles Nike Red Player Name & Number T-Shirt.Mens Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith Nike Purple Elite Jersey,Preschool Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan Nike Red Game Jersey,Men's Detroit Lions Majestic Charcoal A Life Above Long Sleeve T-Shirt New York Giants Authentic Jerseys
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Currently Using - Version: CS4
Web graphics production including static images, rollover effects, CSS backgrounds, and digital photo re-touching.
ContentCenter Professional

(aka, TeamSite)

Currently Using - Version: 6.7.1
Onsite at a large automotive manufacturer for the last couple of years, I utilize the TeamSite CMS (content management system, 6.1.0) in a UNIX environment. Once each CMS-powered website has been delivered, the client can make changes independently, without requiring the services of a dedicated web developer. As Team Lead, my responsibilities include client and team member training, TeamSite configuration, enabling automated workflows, building standards-compliant cross-browser webpage code, and creating XML-based Input/Output templates.
HTML Help Workshop

Currently Using - Version: 4.74.8702.0
In support of several InterWoven projects, I've been responsible for creating Compiled Help Modules detailing the process of updating each project's web content using the TeamSite interface, including default behaviors, common tasks, troubleshooting tips, and screenshots to support various tasks.
WS_FTP Professional

Currently Using - Version: 2006.0.1.0 - 2005.08.19
File transfer clients for Windows, which I use to upload raw and transformed XML data, HTML, graphics, and internal documentation.
VPN Software

Currently Using - CISCO and AT&T Global Network Clients
To facilitate remote access to my employer and client networks, I make use of these VPN (Virtual Private Network) programs. They allow me to perform vital job functions from any location that provides me with either wired or wireless internet access.

Last Used: March 2006
Web-based application bug tracking tool, used to identify, categorize, and resolve quality-related issues for Lincoln Mercury websites while working at Wunderman Digital, Young & Rubicam.

Last Used: March 2006
Web-based email campaign and tracking tool, used to launch Lincoln Mercury email initiatives at Wunderman Digital, Young & Rubicam. I was responsible for generating plain text, AOL, and HTML versions of email, importing mailing lists from SQL/Excel, data scrubbing, campaign initiation, and results reporting to stakeholders.

brenz.net Services

Via the brenz.net website, I provide design, development, and hosting services at competitive rates for small to medium sized businesses local to the Shelby Township, Michigan area. I can make use of designs provided by the client or design to specific requirements, on a per project basis. Contact me for more information.

Website Hosting

Hosting is offered on either Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 servers, allowing access to the following features, starting at $25 USD/month:
  • Minimum 10 GB Bandwidth 300 MB Disk Space!
  • ASP 3.0, .NET 1.1, and .NET 2.0
  • .NET Web Services, .NET CodeBehind
  • AJAX, PHP 4 and 5, CGI, WAP, WML, XML, CGI, ActivePERL
  • FrontPage Extensions
  • FTP upload/download
  • DSN for SQL (2000 or 2005), Access, MySQL 4.1
  • Raw web logs and Web-based statistics available
  • Email accounts with Autoresponders, SMTP/POP3 and Web-based access
  • Custom Error pages available
  • SSL and E-commerce available

Web Development

Whether you require a new web presence or maintenance/updates to an existing website, brenz.net can provide web development services at a reasonable rate for your business. Most of your requests can be satisfied, including:
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Services
  • 'Contact Us' forms with email notifications
  • Email autoresponders
  • VoiceXML programming
  • Online quizzes and surveys
  • Custom online calendars
  • Form/database applications
  • Photo galleries
  • Product descriptions/photos
  • Secure pages w/ multi-level access
  • Compiled help documentation
  • Digital photo enhancement
  • Video conversion services
  • Interactive DVD production
  • Audio CD to MP3 conversion
  • Legacy code upgrades to current standards
  • Cross-browser compatibility issue resolution

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