About Shootys Graphix

I'm Gary and I dove into Shootys Graphix while working on my associates in Computer Information Systems, finishing as a Graphics/Web Developer in May 2011. I'm a member of Phi Theta Kappa graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.


If the phrase “dove into Shootys Graphix” is sticking in your mind as a carefree kid heading for a giant rock in the deep pool of cyber space, you need to understand the difference between developer and designer. As you may imagine, dealing with the World Wide Web is full of risk and challenges and it’s near impossible to get out of the water unscathed. However, as a web savvy developer I have a full array of coding skills as well as design skills and have used them often to avoid hitting that big rock that ends it all. If fact I’ve assembled a few websites from designers and do-it-yourselfers who have hit the rock!

My top skills include; HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, Visual Basic, SQL along with some JQuery and PHP. Through it all I have the necessary tools to create custom sites from scratch as well as WordPress, which is the most popular and well proven content management system on the market. Although WordPress themes are becoming increasingly easier for “non-developers” to build, my skills allow me to go beyond the normal limits to meet your needs when manipulating one of the millions of themes available. I also utilize the latest techniques to produce safe, stable environments with optimized content to load fast and achieve high Search Engine ranking.

Of course it wouldn’t be Shootys Graphix if I did not harbor some graphic talent as well! Working in the Adobe Creative Suite environment, I use Photoshop, Illustrator and occasionally Flash to create my own clipart (static or animated), typeface or even a two headed ogre if desired! So, please check out my Graphics page as well as the Animations page as I have created some pretty interesting stuff.