John LaPointe, Software Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
John LaPointe

Software Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since February 1, 2016
John has been working as a web developer for 20 years. His expertise includes HTML and CSS template development, responsive frameworks such as Zurb Foundation and Twitter Bootstrap, PHP and MySQL applications, and custom WordPress theme development.
John is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, HTML

The most amazing...

...project I've developed was a solution builder application for a phone company that allowed customers to select phones and plans before making purchases.

Employment

  • Contract Web Developer

    2004 - 2019
    Dominet Web Services
    • Developed a member registry for Interior Designers of British Columbia. Work involved programming a form used to import members from a CSV file, member pages, and a search page that allowed searching for members by category, name, and other criteria.
    • Took over the final development tasks for the new Tsawwassen First Nations website and launched it at http://tsawwassenfirstnation.com.
    • Developed a resources manager, FAQ manager, photo galleries, video galleries, and online courses with quizzes and audio files for https://www.thechidon.com/.
    • Developed a system for showing graduates of the Artizo Institute on a Google Map with pictures for icons and a custom popup info window at https://www.artizo.org/clergy-map.
    • Developed a new responsive WordPress website specializing in identity theft awareness and prevention called Identity First (https://www.identityfirst.ca). Tasks included creating a custom MemberPress integration with an API.
    • Developed an advanced API-based prize order form using WooCommerce for NSA Canada ( https://nsacanada.ca ) that created one big order form with two different pricing schemes and a credit system.
    • Worked onsite as the lead developer for four months developing new websites for the Rogers Communications’ Cityfone line of websites, including https://www.cityfone.net and https://www.simplyconnect.ca.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, WordPress, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, Foundation, WooCommerce

Experience

  • Maximizer CRM (Development)
    https://www.maximizer.com/

    Worked on a three-month contract to redevelop and simplify a 1,000+ page WordPress website for Vancouver-based Maximizer CRM. Tasks involved creating a new Bootstrap 4 theme based on a new design, setting up the site to use the WP Bakery visual editor and redoing all the pages to work with it, reorganizing the content and assets, removing the obsolete Blade templating engine from the core, and recreating all their sale and lead pages using Gravity Forms, various APIs, and custom functions.

  • Cityfone (Development)
    https://www.cityfone.net/

    Worked onsite as the lead developer for four months developing new websites for the Rogers Communications’ Cityfone line of websites, including https://www.cityfone.net and https://www.simplyconnect.ca/.
    Duties involved front-end development using Bootstrap 4 for converting design files to responsive templates and employing jQuery at an advanced level. I also completed the back-end development using PHP, AJAX, and an Oracle database, and the Expression Engine CMS. I created a very advanced one-page app that allowed visitors to select phone plans and up to two different devices while fetching pricing deals and bonus offers from the database. The result can be seen at https://www.cityfone.net/solution_builder.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap 3, ZURB Foundation
  • Platforms

    WordPress
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, Gravity Forms, Memberpress, SEO Tools
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Salesforce API

Education

  • Diploma in Web Development
    1998 - 1999
    Praxis Training Institute - Ottawa, Canada
  • Diploma in Multimedia Learning Technology
    1995 - 1997
    New Brunswick Community College - Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Bachelor's degree in Science
    1990 - 1994
    University of New Brunswick - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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