My name is Chris Brabender

I am a web designer and developer working in Melbourne, Australia.
Welcome to my portfolio

Recent Work

Below is a selection of some of my more recent work. In addition to these projects, I have helped clients with internal web-based applications ranging from a Lighting savings calculator for iPads to a pretty cool custom form sitting inside Oracle CRM OnDemand.
Click on a thumbnail for more information on the project.


About Me

I have been working as a web designer and developer for the last 5 years working on a wide range of projects. I am passionate about the web and take pride in the projects I work on. I believe a website should not have to forgoe functionality or ease of use in order to be visually appealing or visa-versa, there is a balance that can be achieved to satisfy both sides.

Working with clients I am comfortable taking on all tasks associated with the web development process from design to front-end development to back-end development

How I Spend My Time (Roughly)

Front-end Development
Back-end Development

What I Work With


Software / Services

Software and services I use on a regular basis for my websites ranked from most frequently used (top) to least frequently (bottom).

  • Aptana Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Git
  • SourceTree
  • Adobe InDesign 6
  • Mandrill
  • MailChimp


Web technologies I use or have used in order to create the websites above (and others) ranked from most frequently used (top) to least frequently (bottom).

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • MySQL
  • Apache
  • Linux Administration
  • .NET


My favourite web frameworks I use regularly to create websites ranked from most frequently used (top) to least frequently (bottom).

  • jQuery
  • Magento
  • Wordpress
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • CakePHP
  • HTML5 Boilerplate
  • Unsemantic