Frank Farm

Résumé of Frank Farm


26-year multidisciplinary background of web site design and programming, information architecture, database programming, technical writing and editing, systems administration, technical support, and computer science.

Key Strengths

  1. Fast: I'm extremely fast at hand-coding XHTML and related scripting.
  2. Organized: I intuitively create logical information architectures.
  3. Independent: I don't need to rely on others to solve most problems.
  4. Communicative: I can communicate well in speech, writing, and print.

Key Differentiators

  1. Web Standards: I hand-code using web standards.
    (Why are web standards important?)
  2. Validation: I hand-code XHTML and CSS that validates.
    (Why XHTML?, Why CSS?)
  3. Accessibility: I make web sites accessible to people with disabilities and a wide range of devices.
    (Why is accessibility important?)
  4. Jack-of-all-trades: My knowledge transcends traditional role boundaries. Don't have the budget to hire an information architect, a graphic designer, a markup specialist, and a database engineer? I don't just perform all those roles; I excel at them.

Work Experience

Webmaster and Managing Editor

Lodestar Quarterly
10-11-2001 to Present (16.4 years)

Webmaster & Programmer Analyst

University of California, San Francisco
07-16-2001 to Present (16.6 years)

Hiatus & Freelance Work

03-29-2000 to 07-15-2001

Web Technologist & Programmer Analyst

Adobe Systems, Inc.
05-01-1996 to 03-28-2000 (3.9 years)

Technical Support Specialist

Adobe Systems, Inc. & Aldus Corporation
02-15-1993 to 04-30-1996 (3.2 years)

C++ Technical Support Engineer

Borland International
01-06-1992 to 12-09-1992 (0.9 years)


Bachelor of Arts in Computer and Information Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Crown College, 1994. College Honors.

Selected Training and Events

Technology Experience


Apple Mac OS; Microsoft Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, NT 3.51, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, and MS-DOS; Linux; Solaris UNIX, OpenBSD.

Web Servers

Apache, Netscape Enterprise 2.5, Web Crossing 3.0.

Web Design

Hand-coded HTML, XHTML, CSS, SSI. Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Capture, GoLive, Illustrator, ImageReady, Photoshop. Bare Bones BBEdit. Macromedia FreeHand. Microsoft FrontPage.


UNIX Bourne shell scripting, PHP, Perl, C++, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages.


Lotus Notes. Microsoft Access. MySQL.

Print Production

Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, ImageReady, InDesign, PageMaker, Photoshop, PostScript, Streamline, Type Manager. Macromedia FreeHand. scanning, image editing, typography. QuarkXPress.

Software Delivery

InstallShield, CD-ROM production, InstallerVise, PKZip, WinZip Self-Extractor, WS_FTP Pro, Aladdin Systems StuffIt, Dartmouth Fetch, compress, ftp, gzip, tar.


Adobe Acrobat Capture. Lotus cc:Mail. Macromedia Fontographer. Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Outlook Express, Word. Qualcomm Eudora Pro. Visio. backup and restore operations, GIF animation, icon editing, digital audio editing, computer hardware, lynx.

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