Hello world,

My name is Chris – I’m a Front-End developer with 7+ years of professional experience, based in Vancouver, BC.

Profile

I have been working as an independent contractor for a variety of clients, but for the past few years I had the pleasure of working as a Front-End Developer for the creative agency Backbone Technology inc. and Eggbeater Creative inc. (Currently working here) at their headquarters in Vancouver, BC.

My passion is to give life to creative ideas and make the best possible UI/UX experience for people. I enjoy… Read More +

…developing and customizing WordPress & Expression CMS from zero by using architectural approaches for the best possible CMS’s stability & performance. Every site I build is hand-coded with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery based libraries and is based on designs that I have created or are given to me by other designers. My development experience allows me to ensure that every website is pixel perfect, fast, responsive, cross browser compatible and accessible for users, developers and search engines.

I have a strong preference for an agile process & close collaboration with designers, and my experience allows me to communicate with engineers in order to find innovative solutions.

The nature of the web guarantees that there will be something new every day and I’m always up for the challenge.

PS: Currently I’m trying to stay away from the freelance world but feel free to contact me or just say hi: info@chrismartatos.com

Resume/CV

You can download my Resume/CV here

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About my portfolio

This website has been built from scratch by developing a custom WordPress Theme from zero. This is Version 1.1 and there are a couple more features that I’m working on for V1.2. (Greenshock,Angular)

The front-end code is handled through HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery.

The back-end is handled through WordPress, is developed with care & respect to WP Codex and with powerful plugins for the best possible back-end architecture. For example:

  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO
  • WP Fastest Cache
  • Contact Form 7
  • SEO Ultimate
  • Nested Pages

It has been tested on all the basic market browsers such as:

Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE10+

The CSS has been written in SASS with a main focus on Android & iOS Smartphones and Tablets.

The JS has been validated with JShint, and the jQuery plugins I’m using are: LazyLoad, jQuery Cookie, Swipebox and History.js.

The mark up has been validated, optimized and tested with the help of:

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