<i'm a coder>

<about me>|

Hi, my name is Vanessa, and I am a coder!

When I saw my first website I knew I wanted to be a web developer, so I taught myself HTML and CSS. I have a combination of self-taught and formal educational skills in web tech. I first learned to make interactive menus with JavaScript, now I code them with CSS3. I can code a WordPress Theme from scratch and build an website entirely in Flash! I started building WordPress Themes because I thought I wanted to be a blogger, turns out I'm more of a builder of blogs! My favorite thing about web development is there is always some new technology, something new to learn.

"Once you stop learning you start dying," -Albert Einstein

When I'm not coding I wander but rarely get lost, of course that's only when I'm not wandering the back canals of Venice or deep in the pages of a wonderful book. I once got on a slow boat to Burano (Italy) I was worried I wouldn't get there before the sun went down. I was right, but this happened! I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend Charley and our "Luna-tic" kitty.

"Not all who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien

My Skillset and How I Roll!

<Design>

I create beautifully responsive websites with HTML 5 and CSS 3. My approach to web design is always mobile first. I believe that content is king and a solid base of user profiles, site-maps and user flows are important in creating a solid user experience. I write semantic HTML and I like my CSS SASS-y!

<Develop>

I use WordPress for content management. I have experience editing and customizing existing WordPress Themes but prefer to build custom Themes from scratch. I use JavaScript and jQuery to modify behavior, such as smooth scrolling.

<Tools>

Two tools I can not live without are Git and Google Chrome Dev Tools. I post my code on github and use codepen to showcase smaller projects. I have experience using CSS libraries like Bootstrap and Foundations, and have used HTML5 Boilerplate and _s for quick scaffolding for website projects.

<portfolio>|


  • Project Description:
    This is a one page WordPress site developed using the Divi Theme. Made responsive with media queries. This work was done under contract with Jewel Code.


    Skills Used:
    WordPress, Divi Theme, RWD


  • Project Description:
    A Custom Responsive Wordpress Theme for a non-profit. Includes Custom Post Types and configured Donations plugin.


    Skills Used:
    Custom Wordpress Theme, RWD, Custom Post Types.


  • Project Description:
    News Blog for Indie Rock. This was a class project for a Responsive Web Design course. Originally was a static Responsive HTML site that I converted to a Custom Responsive Wordpress Theme. The site was built using the HTML5 Bolierplate.


    Skills Used:
    Custom WP Theme, HTML 5, CSS 3, Responsive Web Design with Media Queries


  • Project Description:
    This is a single page site for a class project. It is a basic HTML page with CSS and Bootstrap for RWD.


    Skills Used:
    HTML, CSS, Bootstrap


  • Project Description:
    A JavaScript random quote generator with an Outlander theme.


    Skills Used:
    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap


  • Project Description:
    This is a simple HEX clock using Javascript to change the background color based on the time of day.


    Skills Used:
    JavaScript, Flexbox


  • Project Description:
    This is a simple JavaScript GEO location project.


    Skills Used:
    JavaScript

<contact>|

Contact Vanessa below, whether you want to hire her, inquire about her experience, or simply invite her to lunch (No, seriously. Invite her to lunch!)