Hi there, I'm Rob...

I am a security-conscious back-end web developer, with a growing appreciation for front-end development. I have 3 years commercial experience as a web developer and specialize in PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, and L.A.M.P stacks overall. I am also a firm believer in continual learning and training, and regularly set aside time for personal development projects.

Rob Attfield - photo with small server rack.

What I Have Done

Below are some examples of projects I have worked on:

Random Quote Generator

This website was a personal project I undertook to refresh my Javascript, JQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 skills. The app consumes quote information via an API, and randomly selects a quote on page load or button click. After finishing the project, I plan to improve the app by combining other similar API's to retrieve more quotes.

Bitcoin Faucet Rotator

This website was a personal project I undertook to keep my mind active while still looking for work. I have been interested in bitcoins since 2011, and thought of creating something small-time bitcoin enthusiasts could use to earn free bitcoins.

This project was built using the Laravel framework, which uses Composer to install and update Laravel-related and external dependencies. I also used Bower, Gulp, and Node Package Manager to manage front-end libraries - the main one being Bootstrap. You can also view this project on GitHub.


While I was employed at Eyemagnet Limited, one of my projects involved converting Gravelroad's static website into a Drupal-based CMS. I worked under the lead developer to create the necessary Drupal content types, and implement the look-and-feel the designers created. As this was my first serious Drupal-based project, the lead developer provided me some excellent mentoring. The challenging nature of this project made it very enjoyable, and I learned alot from it.

I.T Capstone Project

I.T Capstone Project

This website was created for my year-long capstone project. The aim for the project was to help increase energy literacy, while increasing confidence to participate in energy-related discussions. These related to issues such as energy strategy decisions, land use decisions, and land transport decisions.

The main emphasis of this project was to show my capabilities working in a fully-agile environment - which includes, but not limited to: well-defined iterations, weekly sprints, stand-up and scrum meetings, thorough documentation and reporting, stakeholder communications, project management, and logical problem solving skills.

Kahu Technologies

Custom designed and developed website for Kahu Technologies, a New Zealand technology developer and engineering service provider. This company's expertise is in lightweight composites and computational fluid dynamics. Designed by Matt Norrish and developed alongside myself at NewSplash Studios.


Established by the New Zealand ITPs, CareerCloud helps to link businesses to work-ready students and graduates in a number of sectors nationwide. Matt Norrish led development, collaborating with a team of newSplash Studio colleagues. These colleagues were Nick Bryson and myself, and designer, Victoria Griffin, to create stage one of this web application. This project was originally built on the CodeIgniter PHP framework.

Get In Touch

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