Silvestar Bistrović, UI Developer in Josipovac, Croatia
Silvestar Bistrović

UI Developer in Josipovac, Croatia

Member since February 6, 2017
Silvestar is a fearless web engineer, CSS developer, JAMstack enthusiast, and WordPress theme specialist. He enjoys creating pixel-perfect, responsive, and modern websites. His focus is on delivering the best experience for users on every device, making faster, lighter, and more secure sites using WordPress or static page generators. When Silvestar isn't coding, he likes to write new articles on his blog.
Silvestar is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Josipovac, Croatia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Terminal, Chrome, Visual Studio Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...websites I've built using WordPress and static site generators got the perfect score from Google PageSpeed Insights, 100/100.

Employment

  • Front-end JAMstack Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Domino Data Lab
    • Created a style guide for the website redesign project.
    • Developed and maintained the front-end part of the site.
    • Built numerous landing pages and microsites for the marketing team.
    Technologies: Jekyll, Liquid, Sass, JavaScript
  • Self-employed Freelance Web Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Cita d.o.o.
    • Worked with prominent clients from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Spain, and Saudi Arabia.
    • Specialized in building modern, responsive user interfaces.
    • Worked with many different platforms such as WordPress, Shopify, Jekyll, and Hugo.
    Technologies: WordPress, JAMstack, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2017
    Farmeron
    • Built a style guide for an enterprise dairy industry system.
    • Developed an application for generating dynamic reports of dairy processes using AngularJS.
    • Created a single-page dairy industry application using the UI library.
    • Worked on building an interface for the dairy industry modules.
    • Organized front-end workshops for a cross-functional team of more than twenty developers.
    Technologies: AngularJS, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Web Developer

    2012 - 2015
    ICTmedia
    • Worked on an interface for a business intelligence application.
    • Delivered complete CRM solution for a local business incubator, including handling every tenant, generating monthly-based reports, and generating invoices.
    • Delivered a complete CRM solution for a property agency, including handling every real estate, generating custom brochure and publishing a real estate on a live site.
    • Delivered an application for handling property-based call centers.
    • Worked on development of a custom CMS solution for multi-language websites.
    Technologies: jQuery, HTML, CSS, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PHP

Experience

  • Credit Card Insider
    https://www.creditcardinsider.com/

    Credit Card Insider is a New York-based consumer education company whose mission is to empower people to use credit cards to their advantage and with confidence. The website runs on WordPress and WPEngine.

  • Pinecone
    https://www.brandbucket.com/names/pinecone?source=ext

    Pinecone is a managed database that provides ML applications' infrastructure that needs to search and rank results based on similarities, such as recommendations, personalization, image search, and more. The website runs on Hugo.

  • Domino Data Lab
    https://www.dominodatalab.com/

    Domino is a data science platform that enables data science teams to rapidly develop and deploy models that drive breakthrough innovation and competitive advantage. The website runs on Jekyll.

  • Domino Data Lab Pop-up
    https://www.dominodatalab.com/

    Pop-up is a series of events that bring together the data science leaders of today and tomorrow who are passionate about asking the right questions, identifying problems worth solving, and connecting the dots between quantitative research and business value. The website runs on WordPress.

  • Domino Data Lab Rev
    https://rev.dominodatalab.com/

    Rev is a summit hosted by Domino Data Lab company that gathers data science leaders in one place. The website runs on Jekyll.

  • Bozzuto
    https://www.bozzuto.com/

    The Bozzuto Group is a building company that specializes in residential buildings. They build apartments, houses, and student residences for universities, such as the University of Baltimore. The website runs on WordPress.

  • Westwing
    https://www.westwing.com/

    Westwing is a “curated shoppable magazine” inspiring customers every day with the newest trends, themes, stories, brands, and products from the world of home and living. The website runs on Hexo, Netlify CMS, Netlify, and GitHub.

  • Little Bundle
    https://littlebundle.com/

    Little Bundle is a US-based company with a mission to maximize children’s’ health by making high-quality formulas easily accessible, from the moment you’re ready to transition from or supplement breastfeeding. The site runs on Shopify.

  • TheGrio
    https://thegrio.com/

    TheGrio is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets. The site runs on WordPress.

  • Contiamo
    https://www.contiamo.com/

    A website for Contiamo, a company that uses machine learning and AI to drive better decision making and process optimization. The site runs on Middleman, Webpack, Netlify, and GitHub.

  • Moodings
    https://moodings.com/

    Moodings is an eCommerce website from Copenhagen, Denmark. By curating upcoming and established design and art, Moodings helps designers and artists compete on the market. The website runs on Shopify.

  • Calvert
    https://www.calvert.com/invest-with-purpose.php

    Calvert is a global leader in responsible investing for analyzing company performance on everything from finances to environmental policy to diversity. The website runs on a custom CMS solution.

  • Netki
    https://netki.com/

    Netki is a provider of tools to foster the adoption of blockchain technology from Los Angeles, United States. The website runs on WordPress and WPEngine.

  • Han Han Xue
    https://www.hanhanxue.com/

    A website with a blog for Han Han Xue, a designer and FX technical director from Montreal, Canada. The site runs on Middleman, Netlify, and Bitbucket. Featured on JAMstack.

  • Irina and Matej
    https://irinaandmatej.com/

    A website for Irina and Matej, wedding and portrait photographers based in Croatia. The site runs on WordPress, DigitalOcean, and Cloudflare.

  • What CSS Developers Do and Why You Need One (Publication)
    Most websites today rely on CSS to deliver more style and polish, but the sheer popularity of CSS is causing many people to take it for granted and overlook its importance. In this article, Toptal UI Developer Silvestar Bistrović explains this disconnect and outlines why you need a true CSS specialist rather than a jack of all trades.
  • Overview of Popular Static Site Generators (Publication)
    Static websites offer a host of advantages over dynamic pages in many scenarios, but they can be impractical and tedious to maintain. In this, Toptal Front-end Developer Silvestar Bistrovic demonstrates how the four most popular static page generators can help.
  • A Guide to Static Site Generators Using Hexo and WordPress (Publication)
    In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Silvestar Bistrovic explains the process of migrating a WordPress blog to a static site generator using Hexo, outlining the pros and cons of the approach.

Skills

  • Languages

    Hugo, JavaScript, CSS, ECMAScript (ES6), Markdown, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, SCSS, HTML, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Chrome, Bootstrap, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Liquid, WordPress REST API
  • Tools

    Gulp.js, Git, Jekyll, Terminal, ACF Pro, Shopify Plus, Middleman, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    JAMstack, BEM, Responsive Web Design (RWD), On-page SEO
  • Platforms

    Netlify, MacOS, WordPress, Shopify
  • Other

    GitFlow, Site Speed Optimization, CSS3 Animation, Blogging, Style Guides, Critical-path CSS, WordPress Themes, User Experience (UX), SVG, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Page Speed Optimization, Landing Page Optimization, Google Fonts

Education

  • Master's degree in Communications and Information
    2005 - 2011
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering - Osijek, Croatia

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