Jon Hughes

front-end developer

Experience

The Basics

  • (X)HTML / HTML5
  • CSS / CSS3
  • XSLT
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5 Boilerplate

Tools

  • Sublime Text 2
  • PhotoShop
  • SVN / Git
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • Firebug
  • Adobe Edge Inspect

Specializations

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Google Analytics
  • Accessibility
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Progressive Enhancement

My Past Employment

Streamified 2012

Senior Front-End Web Developer

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • APIs
  • PHP
  • PhotoShop
  • Responsive Design
  • Internal Tools
  • Coded main site utilizing standards based HTML and CSS with custom jQuery and detailed event tracking in Google Analytics
  • Created feature-rich browser extension for both Chrome and Firefox which pulled all social feeds seamlessly Google into+ and allowed sharing from any site
  • Created fully responsive webapp using HTML5 and CSS3 to allow all internet-capable devices to use the app, from desktops to mobile phones
  • Created internal tool to manage all static feeds from thousands of sources using PHP, MySQL and jQuery

iWin, Inc. 2008 - 2012

Front-End Web Developer

  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • XSLT
  • Documentation
  • Internal Tools
  • Created cross-browser compatible semantic XHTML through XSLT from source PSDs
  • Enhanced user experience by creating custom JavaScript/jQuery code
  • Completely recoded existing shopping cart to utilize Ajax from JSON for improved usability and performance
  • Spearheaded peer-review process to improve developer ability and ensure code quality
  • Wrote and maintained comprehensive documentation on CSS and HTML style guides and best practices
  • Created internal tool for QA and developers to quickly see which Google Analytics actions and events were being sent

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2006-2008

Web Designer

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PhotoShop
  • ASP
  • Training
  • Internal Tools
  • Recoded most visited page in valid HTML utilizing CSS for presentation resulting in an 86% decrease in rendered markup and 55% faster download speed
  • Held training sessions for development team of 6 on web standards and best practices
  • Designed and coded hundreds of HTML emails, which I scheduled and sent to hundreds of thousands of customers
  • Created several internal webapps to reduce user error and increase productivity including project sign-off management and a copy manager

Past Projects

Airfare Pro 2008 - 2009

iPhone App Development

  • PhotoShop
  • Idea Generation
  • APIs
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Identified niche that wasn't filled by existing iOS apps, airline flight searches
  • Utilized public sources to gather data for app, and scraped them when an API was unavailable
  • Released app became #1 top selling app for 'Paid Travel' for several weeks, and was consistently on the 'top 10' list for months
  • Delivered organized PhotoShop files for developer
  • Completely crushed when Kayak released their own app. C'est la vie!

Phazm Webdesign 1998 - 2006

Blog and Side Projects

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PhotoShop
  • Wordpress
  • Writing
  • Authored developer education blog with over 5,000 unique visitors per day at peak
  • Designed and coded phazm.com to house freelance and side projects
  • Started design and development of a web professionals job site but stopped after I found successful competitors already existed in the space
  • After becoming very interested in the possibilities of Ajax, I tested the waters to see if I could make 'Ajaxifying' content on a one-off basis commercially viable with getAjaxed.com

About Jon Hughes

I'm a front-end developer with over 7 years of professional web development experience.

I have a passion for providing an excellent experience. I focus on performance, accessibility and code quality. I've worked with large companies and budding startups, and I excel at learning new technologies quickly. I live and work from my home office in Grants Pass, Oregon, where I've been successfully telecommuting for over 4 years.

I am currently available for work. I am looking for a full-time remote position (I can visit HQ as needed) with a company that cares about providing a great experience for their customers. I may also take contract/freelance work on for the right clients. Contact me with details.