About DANBOSS Freelance Front End Developer
I mainly take on front end development projects now but with experience in these three disciplines, I am able to work on a project with the full scope in mind. Clients find this approach to be extremely valuable as I am able to easily integrate with and provide experience and advice on all aspects of a project.
Front End Development
I create websites that allow the user to experience your website in the best and most appropriate way suited to the device they are using. By working using progressive enhancement, a website is delivered with a responsive layout that can best make use of the space available on the smallest to largest devices. Cross browser compatibility is ensured by using feature detection so older browsers still in use today provide a solid experience, whilst modern browsers can go the next step and enhance the users time spent on your site.
Writing semantic markup that is documented and easy to read means it can be maintained and scaled in the future, and allows co-workers to quickly pick it up.
I officially call myself a Front End Developer, but have a long history of web design work too. In my experience, it is best to concentrate solely on one aspect of creating a website whilst still having applicable knowledge of other areas (such as design and back end development) to be of the most value.
Although I no longer take on projects that are solely design now, I believe I can provide valuable design experience to a project, aim to achieve the same level of vision as a designer would and am just as comfortable working with Adobe Family ie Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Fireworks as I am writing code.
With transitions, animations, video and audio APIs, a wide variety of ways to interact and so on, the web is more immersive than ever. This level of immersion is just as important to a user’s experience as design is, for this reason, a developer must have an exacting eye for detail just as a designer does.
Back End Development
In many front end development roles and projects, I have been the centre figure between the design and back end development teams. To have a good understanding of both disciplines has been hugely beneficial.
I often make use of PHP, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and use Magento to allow for content management of many of the sites I create.
For many projects I rely on tools and open-source libraries such as jQuery, SASS, Git, Grunt, Bower, and Modernizr. I also create my own open-source libraries and share them on GitHub, such as the popular Sequence.js.
Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Working with Danboss 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...
Danboss has crafted a beautiful work that is as practical as it is inspirational. With CSS3 Foundations, Danboss has taken what is often a confusing subject and made it not only accessible to beginners, but also valuable to practitioners who are looking for guidance on the latest CSS techniques....
It has been a real pleasure working with Danboss. He has been very professional and very clear in all communications, which I appreciate. Eduardo Hernandez, CEO
We have the fortune of working with Danboss 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. - Henry Maina
Danboss provided top quality, thoughtful and high impact design work with outstanding attention to detail. His communication was excellent from the outset and showed a willingness to persevere until the perfect design was achieved. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. - Janet Mbaka
Danboss has done a fantastic job overall. Not only the site is to design, the code is very clean and slick. Love the way he achieved the translations portion of the site. - Jannet Karume, IT Manager