Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

London, United Kingdom
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Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

London, United Kingdom
Member since February 23, 2016
Adam has been an Angular front-end developer for over eight years, working on a diverse range of projects: large-scale POS web apps, SPAs, and everything in between. His aim in all projects is to create something efficient, accurate, user-friendly, and future-proof while always trying to learn new approaches and use the latest technologies to make his work shine. Recently he learned Angular 4, and he looks to Ionic as his next challenge.
Adam is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • CSS3, 8 years
  • HTML5, 8 years
  • Umbraco, 6 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • HTML Email, 6 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • Underscore.js, 3 years
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Windows, Visual Studio, (.NET back-end)
The most amazing...
...CMS I've worked with is Umbraco. I'm a die-hard Umbracoist until the end!
Employment
  • Front-end Developer
    Mile High Paragliding, Ltd.
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Led front-end development on a brand new website.
    • Took desktop designs and implemented mobile and tablet responsive layouts without further design input.
    • Designed animations and interactions on the UI.
    • Built an AngularJS basket for the checkout process.
    • Completed a basket UI, implemented using AngularJS with checkout via PayPal express checkout.
    • Developed an Umbraco-driven CMS website.
    • Wrote highly scaleable code.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Umbraco, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, jQuery
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    Enveil
    2016 - 2016
    • Led front-end development for an application, created in Swagger, that communicated with a REST API.
    • Conducted testing.
    • Communicated frequently with those on the client side implementing the back-end.
    • Designed solutions for clean, well-made code.
    • Implemented a brand new front-end.
    • Redesigned some of the UI and implemented visual sanitation.
    • Created a clean code base from scratch using AngularJS to build out isolated factories and services that communicated with the REST API independently from controllers, keeping any data manipulation from retrieval or update. This modular approach should ensure scalability of this project in the future and make it easy for another developer to dive in and understand what is happening.
    • Implemented user login via the API including error handling.
    • Constructed dynamic menus by retrieving all the items available for the current user and keeping this list updated if items were added/removed in another session.
    • Executed routing using Angular's Ng-route, performing user validation checks before loading in the appropriate content and retrieving any required data to passed along to the view controller.
    • Implemented real-time notification retrieval via the API and rendered out to the UI.
    Technologies: AngularJS, CSS/SCSS, HTML5
  • Front-end Lead
    One-stop Doctors
    2016 - 2016
    • Developed a large-scale web application. With a huge amount of content due to be entered into the CMS, styling had to be very adaptive and forgiving of content entry mistakes. This meant making each area as a component that could be added or removed without affecting the areas either side of it.
    • Made several releases in iterative cycles.
    • Created re-usable SASS mix-ins and a defaults library for use by other developers in the company.
    • Implemented a complex series of CMS-driven menus, which adapts a user's journey through the site.
    • Made contact form integrations in the front-end.
    • Ensured that everything was cross-browser tested and backwards compatible to IE8.
    Technologies: Angular, HTML5, Sass, CSS3, jQuery, MVC, Razor, Umbraco
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    MSD
    2016 - 2016
    • Integrated the front-end of the registration, account management, and login pages, using Angular controllers to pass information between the server and the view.
    • Wrote test-driven Angular controllers through Jasmine.
    • Created over twenty custom property editors for Umbraco using Angular.
    • Handled interaction design, animating the user interface to make it responsive and helpful. I created directives and jQuery plugins to handle most of the triggers whilst keeping the animation itself mainly in CSS.
    • Oversaw solution design and was integral in problem-solving throughout the project.
    • Used Velocity where complicated animations were required.
    • Created a reusable Gulp file to ready the solution for live deployment. This file has been adopted across the company for other projects as well.
    • Provided post-launch support and hyper-care, fixing any bugs immediately and making weekly redeployments of non-critical changes. This included daily conferences with the client.
    • Worked with an in-house back-end API.
    • Took an Agile development approach with daily Scrum sprints and iterative release cycles.
    • Worked closely with an in-house designer, making the site look identical to his designs and come back with suggested work-arounds when something was not possible.
    Technologies: Razor, AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, Sass, Umbraco, Jasmine
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    The Gym Group
    2015 - 2016
    • Created a highly interactive join journey, feeding the user through different choices based on selections already made and passing the data through to a .NET controller to be stored in the database.
    • Developed a dynamic menu system that varied the choices available based on location and login status, aimed at simplifying a very complex site map.
    • Carried out solution design and proof-of-concept studies prior to project commencement.
    • Developed my own JavaScript library, called AbleJS, available now on GitHub.
    • Designed and implemented the interactivity of the UI.
    • Implemented a mobile-first development flow within the team and laid down the guidelines for this across the team.
    Technologies: AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, Sass, Razor, Umbraco, Jasmine
  • Head of Front-end Development
    Creator
    2012 - 2015
    • Built over ten large-scale fully mobile-responsive websites, both customer-facing and internal company portals for digital agency Creator.
    • Managed a team of ten developers.
    • Developed an AngularJS library of re-usable directives and services to be used across the company for web projects.
    • Developed three analytics portals, which consumed an external data source and displayed various charts, graphs and diagrams to illustrate trends.
    • Developed two transactional websites.
    • Trained clients on software I developed.
    • Designed solutions for front-end development, showing strong problem-solving skills. This included meeting with heads of departments throughout the company to identify and eliminate potential issues, as well as decide the best approach to a project to achieve the desired result.
    • Redeveloped the company's own website.
    • Carried out an Umbraco migration on their site from v6.0 to v7.2.
    • Developed a white-labelled SASS grid using Susy which is used on all of their client website builds.
    • Developed and implemented my own responsive framework to build HTML emails.
    • Worked in Agile development cycles.
    • Hand-coded thousands of mobile-responsive HTML emails, tested across all common platforms.
    • Wrote and presented JavaScript and Umbraco training workshops for my team.
    Technologies: jQuery, AngularJS, HTML, CSS/Sass, Umbraco, Razor, Lyris ListManager, HTML Email, JIRA
Experience
  • Enveil.com (Development)
    http://enveil.adamanthony.co.uk

    An Angular application which communicates with the back-end via REST API created using Swagger. The app carries out complex searches, and the front-end allows for users to log in and initiate a new search, re-run a previous search, and see/manage the search history.

  • One Stop Doctors (Development)
    https://www.onestopdoctors.co.uk

    I was tasked with building a brand new website for a startup. As well as developing some of the core features myself, I managed a small front-end team that worked on other areas of the project, running QA on their work as we progressed to ensure the site met with the original specs and matched the designer's vision.

    The site uses vanilla JavaScript, for the most part, coupled with clean CMS-driven HTML pages and Sass.

    I had to make the site alongside the designer, who was happy that my code matched his designs to the pixel and that I was able to make his animations into a reality.

    My dedication to the project came through in that I was in the office until gone midnight on the launch day to make sure everything went smoothly and the client was happy!

  • MSD Nordics Portal (Development)
    https://msdinsight.no/

    A portal for doctors in the Nordics region, this site uses a highly customized installation of Umbraco to manage very dynamic content. There are over fifteen custom Umbraco property editors, and the portal uses AngularJS to filter and display myriad content to end users based on their security level and job role.

    I worked with another developer on the project; we ran QA on each other's work to make sure it worked as expected.

  • Adamanthony.co.uk (Development)
    http://adamanthony.co.uk

    My own portfolio website, using an Umbraco back-end and jQuery for most of the front-end manipulations.

  • The Gym Group (Development)
    http://www.thegymgroup.com

    A large-scale POS website with a complicated registration process and account management section. This was all handled through AngularJS controllers, which communicated with a member management system in the back-end.

    The front-end had some complicated animations to transition through the join journey and was created entirely with a mobile-first approach.

    The front-end had to be accessible (Level AA Conformance) which meant periodically running it through an evaluation tool and making sure the site was structured and referenced correctly, as well as compliant in a number of other criteria.

  • Creator (Development)
    http://www.creator.co.uk/

    A comprehensive website for a design agency, built using Umbraco with Razor. It uses a fully fluid, mobile responsive layout utilizing CSS3 styling and effects. I used all my own plugins and scripting to implement menus, loading effects, and other embellishments around the site. I was kept on the team to continue maintenance and expansion of new and existing content. Angular was used for specific parts of the site, such as an intuitive form that calculates a client's marketing strengths and weaknesses.

  • Thomson & First Choice Surprise and Delight (Development)

    An internal portal for Thomson and First Choice employees to manage and review customer engagement with their holiday programs. The site was fully responsive and every page was entirely dynamic, pulling in different data and views depending on who was logged in and the specific trends our customers were reviewing. This meant it had to be extremely flexible to accommodate any number of eventualities.

  • RapidFire (Development)
    http://www.wearerapidfire.com

    Single page build for a small design agency. This is their glossy homepage, with a fully mobile responsive finish and slick graphics and animations to match.

  • Visual.sg (Development)
    http://www.visual.sg

    This was a portfolio piece for an artist in Singapore. The site or a single page that navigates through her work is in itself supposed to be a part of the art. I was heavily involved in animation and interaction design and had to come up with the solution to her unique ideas. She was over the moon with the results and I was pretty proud at the time too.

  • Edible Art Movement (Development)
    http://www.edibleartmovement.com

    An events site for a group of artists. Built as a single page application, supporting browser navigation and refresh.

  • De Vere Venues Golf Portal (Development)

    A sales platform for customers to sign up, make purchases, and manage their account and research venues and golf courses available. It also had an admin area for the client to access and manage their own customer database.

  • Awareness Mindfulness Meditation (Development)
    http://awarenessmindfulnessmeditation.co.uk

    A website for a small startup group. It's a single page, designed and built by yours truly, and implemented using Umbraco. The website is mobile responsive, using a mobile-first approach. Styling is done using Sass and HTML5.

  • Responsive Email Boilerplate (Other amazing things)
    http://adamanthony.co.uk/resources/responsive-email-framework/

    I developed a responsive email boilerplate which is essentially a set of classes which can be used to scaffold any responsive email. It has all of the fixes I use for HTML email and makes coding emails a lot faster and more consistent.

  • AbleJS (Other amazing things)
    http://adamanthony.co.uk/resources/ablejs/

    My own jQuery library aimed at making websites interactive without having to write any JavaScript. This piece primarily came about to allow non-scripters in my team to be able to work with the sites I had built, but it became something much more. I now use this on almost all my projects.

  • Carolineandadam.co.uk (Development)
    http://carolineandadam.co.uk/

    The first in a string of wedding websites I have created (beginning with my own!).

Skills
  • Languages
    CSS3, HTML5, Sass, JavaScript, ASP.NET Razor, LESS
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS, Angular 2+, Vanilla JS, Angular 4, Jasmine
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Underscore.js, Velocity.js, Google Maps, ReactiveX, React.js
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Responsive Design, Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms
    Umbraco
  • Storage
    JSON
  • Misc
    Software QA, HTML Email, CMS, Quality Assurance (QA), Mobile First, UI Animation, User Interface (UI), Email Marketing, CSS3 Animation, Accessibility, Interaction Design, Angular Material, Gulp, QA Test Plan Management
Education
  • Level 1 Certified Umbraco Developer certification in Umbraco CMS
    Perspient Studios - UK
    2015 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in English Literature
    University of East Anglia - UK
    2007 - 2010
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