Christopher Dodd, Developer in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Christopher Dodd

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UI and Shopify Developer

Location
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Toptal Member Since
May 28, 2021

Christopher is a Shopify web developer who has delivered stores of all sizes. Well regarded as an expert on the Shopify platform, he's created a range of content on Shopify theme development, including two top-rated Skillshare.com classes and the top-ranked YouTube video on Shopify Liquid. He recently completed a 6-month stint working with fast-moving eCommerce brand HiSmile, helping them launch a new website for their six regional Shopify stores.

Portfolio

Self-employed
WordPress, Shopify, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Hismile
Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue
Steadlane
Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Express.js, Vue, Headless Commerce

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Shopify, Shopify Plus, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Google Chrome, Shopify Liquid, Shopify Hydrogen, User Interface (UI)

The most amazing...

...personal achievement for me is becoming the leading content creator for Shopify theme development content on YouTube and Skillshare.com.

Work Experience

Front-end Web Developer

2015 - PRESENT
Self-employed
  • Assisted in rebuilding PetCloud, a pet sitting platform's website, to use the Yii Framework.
  • Set up Gouldson Legal's new WordPress site, working with the marketing manager to determine design and layout.
  • Rebuilt the Shopify site of the pottery kit brand, Crockd.
Technologies: WordPress, Shopify, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Front-end Web Developer (Shopify Platform)

2020 - 2021
Hismile
  • Created a new Node.js and Themekit build environment to move away from Shopify Slate.
  • Collaborated with another developer to deliver a completely redesigned website for the April 2021 product range launch.
  • Refactored messy JavaScript left over from previous developers.
Technologies: Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue

Front-end Web Developer (Shopify Platform)

2019 - 2019
Steadlane
  • Contributed to a successful black Friday weekend where our preparations enabled everything to run smoothly on the all our client sites.
  • Created a headless eCommerce app using Express.js and Vue.js that can plug into any Shopify store and display Shopify content using the Storefront API.
  • Created a custom Shopify app that allows store administrators to add to additional content to Shopify product pages.
Technologies: Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Express.js, Vue, Headless Commerce

Hismile Help Centre

https://hismileteeth.com/pages/help
I built the redesigned help center area of the Hismile website for their April 2021 launch. The help center is a single page on Shopify but is technically a Vue.js app with multiple routes for different menus and articles.
2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane, Australia

Libraries/APIs

Liquid, Shopify API, jQuery, Vue

Tools

Shopify Plus

Languages

HTML, CSS, Shopify Liquid, Liquid Template, JavaScript

Platforms

Shopify, Google Chrome, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress

Frameworks

Express.js, Shopify Hydrogen

Industry Expertise

Accounting

Other

Business, Vue Router, Headless Commerce, Shopify Theme, PSD to Shopify, User Interface (UI), Slate

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