Freelance Web Developer

John

Hi, I'm John, a freelance web developer based in Hampshire, but I typically work in London.

I specialise in producing high-quality interfaces for HTML5 applications and responsive websites. As well as developing for the web, I also design for it. I've worked on major web projects for broadcasters, communcation companies and luxury fashion brands, but I also enjoy helping digital agencies, small businesses and self-employed individuals.

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Recent Work

givemesport.com

Give Me Sport

Sports New Media hired me to produce a highly responsive frontend for their site givemesport.com, which recieves millions of visits a month. Page loading time was their biggest concern, so every effort was made to keep the codebase as lightweight as possible and for this reason the CSS was authored using Stylus.

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CSS Tube Map

CSS Tube Map

This personal project, in which I replicated the historic London Underground map using only HTML5 & CSS3 (no images or icon-fonts), went viral within days of launch. The aim was to demonstrate the unsung potential of CSS3 by taking it into a more playful direction. Spread largely by Twitter the project became the focus of technology sites and blogs all over the world.

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CSS TARDIS

CSS TARDIS

Another personal CSS project, to commemorate 50 years of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, in which I used CSS3 and HTML5 to illustrate the TARDIS, the programme's imfamous time-machine-come-spaceship iconically disguised as a London Police Box. The project proved very popular with the British digital community and was featured in Net magazine.

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The Man In The Corner

The Man In The Corner

A single-page site designed to promote an independently-released e-book by Hayden Gribble. He needed something simple that would interest potential readers and provide them with a synopisis and a few customer reviews before guiding them to the point of purchase. I also designed the cover for the book itself.

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There Will Be Gunge

There Will Be Gunge

A charity project, where my wife and I went head-to-head in an effort to raise as much money as possible for SCOPE and RSPB respectively. The public could then vote for the person they wanted to save by placing a donation via justgiving.com. The site raised a total of £528.00 within a fortnight.

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Hawes & Curtis

Hawes & Curtis

Luxury shirtmakers Hawes & Curtis hired me last year to help develop and launch their new HTML5 e-commerce site. I put in place a fresh, new front-end strategy and worked closely with their design and backend teams to help deliver the best possible experience. The website was launched in Autumn 2013 and saw a signficant boost in sales.

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As I mentioned earlier, I have also worked on projects for the following brands. I've developed high-quality HTML5 applications for the likes of Burberry and Sky, produced interactive Facebook tabs for Pizza Express, prototyped a bold new vision for one of TUI's busiest travel sites and helped launch new products for BT and Vodafone.

What I can do...

Becoming a freelancer was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Its given me the freedom to focus predominently on the area of the web I love the most - aesthetics.

My role is to perfectly realise the designer's vision in the browser, whether thats on a desktop, tablet or smartphone. I strongly recommending using pre-processors such as SASS and adhering to some form of reliable version control, like Git.

Experience

  • HTML5
  • CSS3 (and older)
  • SASS (Compass)
  • JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Responsive CSS
  • WordPress (PHP)
  • Browser Support (IE6 +)
  • Web Design (Photoshop)
  • Git
  • Agile / SCRUM / Waterfall

Strengths

  • Passionate
  • Creative
  • Attention to detail
  • Clean, efficent code
  • Friendly & social
  • Great communication
  • Fast learner
  • Managing & teaching others
  • Working under pressure
  • Delivering on time

Get in touch

If you'd like to contact me about new oportunities or seek technical advice, please leave me a message and I'll try to answer you shortly. Please note: I am not available for permenant opportunities or partnerships.

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