If you’re on this page, you might be looking for website development. Let me first be clear about what I’m not: I spend very little time developing simple marketing websites for businesses. And I’m certainly not a website designer.

Web technologies provide the basis on which I am able to develop business tools, web apps or mobile apps, chatbots, or innovative projects perhaps utilising machine learning. By working with web technologies and utilising the open source ecosystem, it is possible to build advanced software solutions in a relatively short time compared with heavier frameworks that were popular a decade or two ago.

I do continue to have an element of website development and design in my work. I have worked on everything from simple WordPress CMS sites with a few pages, to large custom-built sites supporting multiple languages and e-commerce.

I do not have a significant portfolio in this area, because as explained above, I do not work on many customer facing websites. But here are two notable websites I’ve worked on:

  • mindful.technology – mindful.technology

    A fully custom magazine-style blog which looks great on all devices. The design is minimalist but sophisticated, in keeping with the topic covered by the website.

  • Feral Interactive – www.feralinteractive.com

    A large website with a game downloads e-commerce store selling internationally. It has thousands of pages with localisations in a number of languages, and is supported by custom-built content management tools and backend. It makes good use of the latest HTML5 and CSS capabilities, in particular for the various game “mini-sites” which use animations, audio, and video to communicate the atmosphere and style of each game.

I work with a number of languages for web development, depending on the requirements. On the backend: PHP, JavaScript/Node.js, or Java. On the front end I use the standard web technologies of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and have experience with a range of front end libraries and frameworks such as Vue.js, React, Backbone.js, jQuery, and Angular JS.

Recently, I have also been developing websites using GatsbyJS and React. This “JAMstack” approach allows for the fastest user experience and allows websites to easily scale to very large audiences.

Don’t worry if this all sounds like an alien language to you, I can advise on the appropriate tools for the job!

Get in touch to discuss your website project today! freelance@justinemery.co.uk