Successful Web Design & Front-end Development

Hi, I’m Ian. I have 12 years commercial experience creating successful websites that are thoughtfully designed and built with performance and best practices in mind.


I was the designer and front-end developer for the initial Pet Plate website in 2015 and worked closely with the company as it grew over a period of 5 years, eventually becoming Lead Front-end Developer. By early 2020, Pet Plate had successfully raised a total investment fund of $13 million dollars.

Pet Plate screenshot

Red Six Media approached me to develop an interactive and smooth front-end experience for the LSU - Football Operations Facility Expansion. The project required solutions to produce a website that matched the detailed designs and interactivity concepts provided by Red Six Media whilst remaining fast to use across a wide range of devices.

CSS3 Foundations is a book I wrote in 2012 guiding readers through the process of using CSS3 features and techniques to take a basic website template and turn it into a real-world, modern and future proof website. It was published in paperback and digital formats by Wiley and later translated to Chinese. It was well received with a review score of 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.

On the Kellogg's Special K - Strong Feeds Strong project I was tasked to convert provided designs into a responsive WordPress theme with functionality such as multiple languages, galleries, hero slider, featured articles, AJAX post loading, and more.

Sequence.js is the most ambitious side-project I've made, combining all of my web experience to produce designs for the website and ready-made themes, JavaScript development for the smooth and cross-browser animation framework, along with utilising my knowledge of promoting a product on the web and gaining it high levels of exposure.

REMIXED put their trust in me to develop the digital representation of their agency. I produced a website that matched the exacting details of the provided designs, was performant on many different devices and browsers, and easy to update with the latest portfolio items and company information.

Hover.css is an open source project I released in early 2014 and have continued to update with new effects and improvements. The project is popular amongst the open source community and at the time of writing, has been starred on GitHub over 22,000 times and forked over 5000.

The client came to me having created a prototype for the website, aware that they were going to face performance issues that needed careful consideration. I worked closely with Project6 Design to produce their vision in a way that achieved good performance despite the many interactions and large assets.

Having based their site on a technique I demonstrated in a blog tutorial in 2012, TIGI International asked me to develop the JavaScript functionality of the TIGI - Hair Reborn website. There were a large amount of animations that meant maintaining performance was top priority.



Testimonials

Not only was Ian’s work on-time and to spec, he pays attention to improve the aesthetics of the site as well as the functionality. Throughout the entire process he is responsive, and willing to work through issues as they arise. It’s obvious he takes tremendous pride in his work, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or work with him again.

Renaldo Webb
Pet Plate

Working with Ian was better than expected and we had really high expectations. He is an incredibly talented developer but what really makes him stand out is his work ethic and steady approach. Time after time, and without us asking, he added enhancements and improvements that resulted in a better end product for us and our clients.

Adam Houston
Bridge Creative

We have the fortune of working with Ian on a very regular basis. Every single project is done in a timely fashion and is delivered exactly as is outlined. Beyond that, his development skills and expertise make him an invaluable part of our process. We absolutely offer our highest possible recommendation.

Douglas Berger
R3MX