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Mark Allen

An online résumé, blog, biography and digital sandbox


Welcome to my website!

An online site to document my journey

I’ve been focusing some attention lately to increase my online presence… with a few goals in mind.

  • To give me a single place to put my résumé and professional history, selected biographical notes, my thoughts, links, photos, and what not. A one-stop, Mark shop.
  • To create a multimedia-like online résumé experience, allowing interested parties (recruiters and hiring managers) to view my portfolio in several different ways. My years working “undercover” at KLA-Tencor left virtually no professional exposure on the web.
  • To broaden the results of a Google search for “Mark Allen Neil” to include more than forum posts. If Google has led you here, then I’ve apparently done a good job.

So I intend to address as many of these goals with this website as humanly possible… and as time permits.

This website serves another goal… continued self-training in creating interesting websites.

  • This is my third significant site… I recommend visiting my other sites - Sparklegram and AuthorCollector.
  • For this site, I’m employing the intriguing Symphony CMS. I’m finding Symphony an elegant and powerful content management system, but documentation is a bit lacking… I may post some tutorials here.
  • I’ve taken advantage of some extremely good work posted online by Stephen Bau. I’m using his Fluid 960 Grid System for my CSS framework (modified to suit my tastes). I also have found his Symphony tutorial at DesignProjectX to be incredibly helpful.
  • I’ve finally abandoned Windows and I’ve developed this site entirely in Ubuntu Linux using a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack.

Website Credits | Symphony | Fluid 960 Grid System