Antonios Minas, Developer in Athens, Central Athens, Greece
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Antonios Minas

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Front-end Developer

Location
Athens, Central Athens, Greece
Toptal Member Since
February 9, 2015

Antonios is a senior software engineer specializing in front-end, WordPress, Blockchain technology, PHP, and JavaScript frameworks with more than eight years of professional experience spanning from the IT sector to digital advertising. He is passionate about applying top-end solutions and software engineering patterns in order to solve complex problems.

Portfolio

Reconstrukt
Vue, React, JavaScript, Next.js
Addy
Handlebars, CodeIgniter, Gulp, SCSS, JavaScript, PHP
WebEdge Marketing
CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Photoshop 2018, Git, JetBrains, Gulp

The most amazing...

...landing page I've developed was for the Institute for Integrated Economic Research.

Work Experience

Freelance Senior Front-end Developer

2018 - PRESENT
Reconstrukt
  • Maintained a huge codebase with React components, Next.js starter kits, and Shopify helpers that ensure a fast road from brief to deployment.
  • Implemented the front end for a live trivia game for SYFY's Krypton TV series.
  • Ensured high compatibility standards across different devices via robust testing.
Technologies: Vue, React, JavaScript, Next.js

Freelance Senior Front-end Developer

2017 - 2019
Addy
  • Helped set strict guidelines for front-end development by utilizing the BEM methodology.
  • Streamlined the front-end automation process by adding Browsersync, which allows for faster development and testing of new features.
  • Brought complex designs and interactions to life, such as dashboards, forms, and seamless UI choreography.
  • Worked as a lead front-end developer in the product's redesign.
Technologies: Handlebars, CodeIgniter, Gulp, SCSS, JavaScript, PHP

Freelance Web Developer

2016 - 2019
WebEdge Marketing
  • Maintained and developed several new features on a large national brand WordPress multisite.
  • Ensured the client's multisite implementation functions smoothly with a large amount of data.
  • Improved multiple features of their legacy site and updated to more recent technologies.
Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP

Freelance Web Developer

2016 - 2018
Young Conservatives LLC
  • Developed several WordPress plugins for the client's advertising needs. Features included displaying any number of different ads randomly or in serial order, responsive ads, and ads injected in post content.
  • Enhanced the user experience using Ajax and front-end validation for form submission in Mailchimp and contact forms.
  • Improved user engagement with various sharing features. Added tracking of user exit intent with the use of jQuery and local storage.
  • Redesigned and maintained the network of WordPress sites entirely, emphasizing speed, optimization, and usability.
Technologies: jQuery, WordPress, PHP

Freelance Web Designer

2015 - 2018
Animagic Studios Inc.
  • Created a highly customizable WordPress theme where the user is able to pick colors and edit the look and feel of the website from the back-end settings.
  • Implemented two different parallax techniques: The first one is relative to device orientation or mouse position, and the latter is relative to page scroll. While heavy in animations and parallax effects, the website is fully functional on smartphones.
  • Utilized CSS animations to develop complex interaction effects. During the development process, we collaborated with the client and, in short iterations, implemented complex animations and other effects.
Technologies: WordPress, Gulp, SCSS, JavaScript, PHP

Freelance Web Developer

2016 - 2016
IIER
  • Developed a complex parallax front-end design for their energy awareness website.
  • Employed the power of Zen framework on a Drupal 8 configuration.
  • Implemented advanced animation techniques to convey the important message of energy awareness.
Technologies: Drupal, Gulp, SCSS, JavaScript, PHP

Web Developer

2016 - 2016
Konstantin Solutions, LLC
  • Maintained and upgraded multiple map features on the military edge web application.
  • Fixed issues regarding displaying complex data extracted from WordPress, both on the map and on data tables.
  • Worked closely with the client to create advanced mapping features on legacy software.
Technologies: AngularJS, Mapbox, Leaflet, PHP, WordPress

Freelance WordPress Developer

2015 - 2015
Folio Websites
  • Redesigned and developed the theme back-end pages using Bootstrap.
  • Used a PHP SCSS compiler to compile the SCSS styles derived from the framework's settings.
  • Merged multiple themes in one easily maintainable framework.
  • Added several cosmetic improvements that the end user can control through the settings page.
  • Converted old HTML code to semantic and fully responsive HTML5, including microdata, for better SEO.
Technologies: Bootstrap, WordPress, JavaScript, SCSS, PHP

Front-end Engineer

2014 - 2015
Mozaik
  • Employed Gulp in order to create a front-end automated workflow, which helped me greatly speed up the development process.
  • Converted interaction designs from PSD to valid, search engine optimized, and responsive HTML.
  • Developed themes and theme frameworks for WordPress and a custom CMS built with the CakePHP framework.
  • Applied best practices in web optimization such as responsive images, spriting, font icons, image optimization, deferred loading of JavaScript, non-critical CSS, and images.
  • Maintained a GitHub repository with my most-used scripts and Gulp automation Bootstrap.
  • Helped set strict coding guidelines for all of our projects.
Technologies: Less, SCSS, CakePHP, WordPress, JavaScript, PHP

Software Engineer

2010 - 2014
Mellon Group of Companies
  • Developed Cardiff TeleForm document process management applications (OCR and ICR).
  • Administered, maintained, and upgraded legacy Java and other IT projects, one of which was a large-scale mission-critical banking application.
  • Participated in the process of writing technical documents and technical analysis for several IT projects and business offers.
  • Developed web applications in order to automate and accelerate business processes that were outsourced to clients.
Technologies: Java, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), PHP

Energy and Stuff

Implemented the landing page for the Institute for Integrated Economic Research.

An estimate of the energy consumption is displayed at the bottom right corner to raise awareness. At the same time, an array of additional settings can be adjusted on mouseover.

Addy.co

https://www.addy.co/
Worked with the Addy team as a lead front-end engineer in two phases. We redesigned and restructured their UI in the first phase while maintaining legacy features wherever required. In the second phase, we rewrote everything in react to make the app more performant and easier to maintain.

Uplyft Capital

https://uplyftcapital.com/
Created the new website for Uplyft Capital, a site heavy on animations and view effects.

Animations are imported and managed in a custom interface created explicitly for Lottie and Bodymovin JSON files exported directly from Adobe After Effects.

Forms can be created and edited via a custom interface designed to connect to third-party software via API calls or plain HTTP requests.

The website uses the latest version of WordPress. All the templates are seamlessly split into blocks managed via Gutenberg.

All of the above play essential roles in eliminating the need for development when clients want to launch new pages or modify their branding.

Animagic

Working closely together with the client, I Implemented a highly customizable WordPress theme heavy in animation effects based on their directions white, maintaining the performance and SEO required for them to smoothly onboard new clients from their portfolio website.

STAMPD

https://stampd.io
Co-founded Stampd.io.

Stampd.io is a web application that uses public blockchains to timestamp your original digital creations. Ever since our launch in early 2015, we've collaborated with companies in variours sectors such as: media, medical, research and more.

Mozaik Blog

https://www.mozaik.com/blog/
While employed at Mozaik, I had the honor of implementing the WordPress theme for their official blog.

The fully optimized blogging theme uses several advanced optimization techniques that ensure fast loading and navigation between pages.

Barclays UI for Creating Shows to Be Displayed in NYC Headquarters Exterior Screen

https://www.investmentbank.barclays.com/news-and-events/10-million-pixels-of-digital-innovation-at-barclays.html
Transformed wireframes to material design-styled UI using Vue and Vuetify to achieve an intuitive user experience.

The project consists of many inputs, complex validations, and a live preview for scaling and positioning assets on the screen. My main focus during development was the reusability of components.

Conduent Innovation Center Tablet Web Applications

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/conduent-launches-innovation-center-to-drive-customers-digital-transformations-300838053.html
For Conduent's Innovation Center, I used Vue, Vuex, and Vuetify to create four web applications to be loaded in native iPad application web views.

The apps control various aspects of the state-of-the-art facility via WebSockets and REST API calls; for example, PDF and video presentation controls, conference calls, etc.

Chobani Gimmies

For Chobani's launch of a new children's yogurt product line, I used Vue to create a live contest website. Contentful CMS manages the application, and the data is updated automatically without needing a browser refresh.

The site used a synchronized timer during the competition, and the opening and closing dates were scheduled beforehand.

Typically, contest submissions would close only seconds after their start, and the app could handle the heavy traffic.
2006 - 2007

Master's Degree in e-Business Technology

University of Manchester - Manchester

2003 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Bradford - Bradford

Libraries/APIs

React, Vue, Handlebars, jQuery, Node.js, Backbone.js, Leaflet

Tools

Gulp, PhpStorm, Webpack, WebStorm, Adobe Photoshop, JetBrains, Git, Photoshop 2018, Adobe Illustrator, Animatron

Frameworks

Bootstrap, JavaScript MVC, CakePHP, AngularJS, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Next.js

Languages

CSS3, CSS, SQL, Less, HTML, JavaScript, SCSS, HTML5, PHP, Sass, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), T-SQL (Transact-SQL), XML, Java

Paradigms

Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, Hyperledger, Ethereum, Blockchain, Shopify, Windows, Mapbox, Drupal, Drupal 8

Storage

MySQL, JSON, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB

Other

Ajax, Web Services, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Development, Headless Software, Smart Contracts, Bitcoin, Animation, Lottie

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