About Nultz

Personal History

My name is Neil McNulty and I am a website developer located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. I have been using computers since I was about 5 years of age when my best friend's parents had bought a XT computer for their family to use. At that time the XT was about the best computer available at the time with its 8 colour screen, keyboard, a 5.25" and 3.5" floppy disk drives. It didn't even a megabyte of RAM. Infact most modern day phones are more advanced than this computer was. After developing an interest in computers my parents decided to buy a 286 computer which was for its time quite a high end machine. It came with 1MB of ram, 40MB Hard Disk Drive, a 3.5" and a 5.25" floppy disk drive. From that point my interest in computers really took myself and my best friend to a whole different world. We were learning how to write basic batch files right through to playing computer games.

In 1994 my parents decided to make the move north from Moe, Victoria to Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Not long after coming to Queensland I started going to a computer club and from there I learn't alot of things and met alot of interesting people. One of which taught me how to build computers and in turn helped me get in to the IT Industry. Some 6 years later I had left school and started working in the IT Industry full time as a programmer and network support person for a small software development company.

Professional History

Since 2000 I have built computers, developed websites and intranets as well as managed web servers for storing websites. All of which has been both exciting and challenging. In 2005 I started doing work with an experienced website owner developing websites and working with various hosting technologies including the first of the commercially available and viable virtualisation technology. One thing that we did do differently to alot of other website developers at the time was working with setting up websites using an open source software package called "Joomla".

Joomla is an open source project that originally stemmed from a project called "Mambo" which was founded by a Melbourne based company called "Miro". This project has grown so big that it is said to now be the base platform for approximately 2.7% of the internet's websites. It has gained alot of support from companies like Google, Ebay and Microsoft. This system is very powerful and flexible while maintaining the simplicity that most would expect so that they could keep their website up to date. By 2007 we (myself and good friend Andrew) had got in to the web development marketplace here on the Sunshine Coast and had developed a reputation for being the people to see when it came to building custom templates and websites in Joomla.

In 2010 Andrew stepped away from building websites with me to continue on his original plan of doing his own websites, meanwhile I continued to develop and host websites for our existing clients. To this very day I am still doing the 2 things I do love as a hobby and I plan to do in to the future.

About Nultz.com

Over the years of working in this challenging but exciting industry there have been so many changes that I care to remember. One thing I have learn't though is that there is very little information shared about what we do and how we do it. I figured that my personal site/blog should be about what I love to do and something where I can share information on how to do things within this ever changing industry.

While I do not claim to be an expert in website development and hosting. I do have lots of experience in the industry which I believe enables me to help people who are wanting to get their website built at a level which alot of other "developers" cannot achieve with the prices that they charge. This site will hopefully help people who want to establish a successful online presence that promotes or sell's the products and/or services that they offer to the market.

If you do not see a particular topic or information on a particular issue you are having drop me a line and I will see what I can do to help you. If you have some suggestions on things that you would like to see on the website please let me know as I am sure it will help others.

I hope you enjoy the website!