Work

I am a senior web developer in Washington DC with over 20 years of programming experience. I have expertise in custom theme creation for content management systems, Javascript application architecture, and eCommerce solution development.

I initially started as purely a front-end developer, but I have been slowly migrating further back in the stack. As a result, I now call myself a “middle-end” developer and am working hard to make that term stick.

Currently @…

Senior Javascript Front-End Developer @ Georgetown University

I work with a team of developers, designers, and product managers to create flexible and responsive themes for the University’s school and department websites. These days, most of my work involves building custom WordPress editor (Gutenberg) blocks, such as promotional blocks, expandable content, and dynamic news blocks, using ReactJS and the Gutenberg API.

Sites

Screenshot of the Georgetown College homepage

Georgetown College

WordPress, ReactJS, Sass, HTML

This site is one of 300+ that our team develops and maintains. I wrote a number of custom Gutenberg blocks for these sites. This theme was launched in 2018.

Screenshot of the Board Game Innovation homepage

Board Game Innovation

WordPress, WooCommerce, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap 4 (alpha), jQuery

I designed and developed this site in WordPress with WooCommerce. The site also includes custom functionality, including integration with Braintree for payment processing, integration with Stamps.com to provide shipping options, and support for international pricing and checkout. The site launched in May 2017.

Screenshot of the Whitehaven Playground site

Whitehaven Playground

Jekyll, jQuery, HTML 5, CSS, Bootstrap 4 (alpha)

I created this site as part of our documentation efforts to encourage Drupal content editors be familiar with Bootstrap code supported in our website themes. This site launched in 2016.

Screenshot of the SemanticClarity homepage

SemanticClarity

Drupal 7, Sass, CSS, HTML

I worked with SemanticClarity to create a new design based on their current branding and develop a flexible, responsive Drupal theme based on that design. The new site was on the Acquia platform. This site launched in February 2016, but the company no longer has a website, so this work is no longer available.

Screenshot of The Chicago Community Trust homepage

The Chicago Community Trust

Wordpress, Javascript, SASS, CSS, HTML

I led the development of this project while working at Atlantic Media Strategies. Our team of developers collaborated with the designer, managers, and content editors during the course of the project. The site launched in May 2015 won the 2015 OMMA award for website excellence in the charity/non-profit space.

Tools & Projects

Accessible Calendar
HTML and CSS-only accessible and responsive calendar.
GitHub
Backbone Recursive Navigation
This component is a Backbone.js model and view that can be used to construct an infinitely deep navigation or nested list.
GitHub
Backgrid Cell Extensions
This library contains a series of Backgrid cell extensions.
GitHub
Character Counter
Character counter written in jQuery.
GitHub Gist
Color Sequencing Dialog
This color sequencing widget was developed as a proof of concept to reorder large numbers of content blocks inside a YUI dialog box.
GitHub
CSS Mega Menu
This simple mega navigation menu is inspired by the many mega menus on retail and other websites.
GitHub Gist
CSS-Only Menu
This simple navigation menu demonstrates how to create a main navigation menu with drop down sub-menus using just CSS.
GitHub Gist
CSV to JSON Converter
This script will convert a CSV file to JSON. That’s it!
GitHub Gist
Flickr Place Image
Script that uses the Flickr API to provide placeholder images for web developers and designers.
GitHub
GitHub to Trello Migration
This page/script allows you to migrate GitHub tickets into Trello.
Live Preview GitHub
Mimeocode
A node module to copy boilerplate code for new projects, cloned from other personal GitHub repos.
GitHub
Peace
Facebook profile picture generator app that adds an image of the Earth over your existing profile picture.
GitHub
Phone Number Conversion
A quick tool to convert plain phone numbers into accessible phone number links.
Live Tool GitHub
Prototype Helper
A utility site that lists and loads all of my favorite prototyping tools.
View Site
Static Website Base
My personal standard base code for static websites.
GitHub
Text Area Limit using YUI
This text area limit widget was developed as a proof of concept for implementing a character limit inside a text area.
GitHub
Word Counter
Simple word counter in jQuery.
GitHub Gist

WordPress Plugins

Besan Block Plugin

WordPress plugin that adds a post editor block to create charts from Google sheets.

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Block Controller

This WordPress plugin provides site administrators with the ability to turn on and off specific post editor (Gutenberg) content blocks.

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Color Palette Plugin

WordPress plugin that adds a Color Palette block to the post editor.

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Gutenberg Autocomplete Component

The existing OOTB Autocomplete component in the Gutenberg API is broken. This is a simple substitute.

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WC Tiered Shipping Plugin

This WordPress plugin adds a tiered flat rate shipping option for the WooCommerce plugin.

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