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Silvestar Bistrović

Silvestar Bistrović

Josipovac, Croatia
Member since February 6, 2017
Silvestar is a fearless web developer. He's been working with web technologies since 2011. Building web interfaces using the latest front-end techniques is his main passion. He always tries to code with performance, usability, and accessibility in mind. High scores on page scoring tools are proof of the quality work he's aiming for. Silvestar likes his code clean, organized, and documented, whether he works solo or in a team.
Silvestar is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • Bootstrap, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • CSS3, 5 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
  • WordPress, 3 years
  • BEM, 3 years
  • Sass, 3 years
Josipovac, Croatia
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
MacOS, VS Code, Chrome, Terminal, Webpack, Git
The most amazing...
...websites I've built using WordPress and Hexo static site generator got the perfect score from Google PageSpeed Insights, 100/100.
Employment
  • Freelance UI Developer
    Beam Interactive (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2018
    • Made styling improvements to an existing WordPress website.
    • Built a complete library of reusable components for a property management website using HTML, Sass, JavaScript, and Gulp.
    • Built new pixel-perfect static pages from PSD files using components from the style guide.
    • Created custom graphs using Highcharts.js.
    Technologies: HTML, Sass, JavaScript, WordPress, Git, HighCharts
  • Freelance UI Developer
    Contiamo (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Created a style guide for every component used in a static website using KSS.
    • Built all elements using HTML5 and Sass.
    • Implemented responsiveness using Sass-mq and CSS-locks.
    • Helped configure Webpack for development and production environment.
    • Implemented and optimized SVG assets to display pixel-perfect graphics.
    Technologies: Sass, HTML5, SVG, JavaScript, Webpack, Yarn
  • Front-end Developer
    Farmeron
    2015 - 2017
    • Built a style guide for an enterprise dairy industry system.
    • Developed an application for generating dynamic reports 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 an entire team.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS
  • Web Developer
    ICTmedia
    2012 - 2015
    • Worked on an interface for a business intelligence application.
    • Delivered complete CRM solutions for a local business incubator and a property agency.
    • Delivered an application for handling property-based call centers.
    • Worked on a custom CMS solution, both on improving the system and building websites.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CSS, HTML, jQuery
Experience
  • Style Guide for a Property Management Website (Development)

    Built a complete library of reusable components for a property management website using HTML, Sass, JavaScript, and Gulp. Developed more than 30 pixel-perfect static pages from PSD files using components from the style guide, and created custom graphs using Highcharts.js. Implemented several Google Maps components with highly customized behavior and styling.

  • Website for Contiamo.com (Development)
    https://www.contiamo.com/

    A web development agency website.

    Tech/Skills: Netlify, Responsive web design, SVG, Sass, BEM, JavaScript, Webpack

  • Website for Irinaandmatej.com (Development)
    https://irinaandmatej.com

    A wedding photographer website.

    Tech/Skills: Web design, WordPress, Custom WP theme, Responsive web design, SVG, SASS, BEM, Gulp, Bower, CloudFlare, PageSpeed insights: 100/100

  • Website for Atika-interijeri.hr (Development)
    https://atika-interijeri.hr

    A carpentry website.

    Tech/Skills: Web design, WordPress, Custom WP theme, Responsive web design, SVG, Sass, BEM, Gulp, Bower, CloudFlare, PageSpeed insights: 100/100

  • Website for Silvestarbistrovic.from.hr (Development)
    https://www.silvestarbistrovic.from.hr

    A blog website.

    Tech/Skills: Web design, Hexo, Netlify, Responsive web design, SVG, Sass, BEM, Gulp, CloudFlare, PageSpeed insights: 100/100

  • Website for Cita.hr (Development)
    https://www.cita.hr

    A web development agency website.

    Tech/Skills: Web design, Netlify, Responsive web design, SVG, Sass, BEM, Gulp, Webpack, CloudFlare, PageSpeed insights: 100/100

  • WordPress Improvements (Development)
    https://franciscanchildrens.org/

    Made styling improvements to an existing WordPress site.

  • _bem – WordPress Theme Starter (Development)
    https://github.com/maliMirkec/_bem

    Just like _s, this is a theme for hacking. It is an excellent starting point for developing the next WordPress theme. It uses BEM methodology for most WordPress components which helps write cleaner and more meaningful CSS.

  • Style Guide for Contiamo Website (Other amazing things)

    Built the style guide for every component used on Contiamo's website (https://www.contiamo.com) using KSS (https://github.com/kss-node/kss-node). Every element is documented, including variables, mixins, and global helpers.

  • Style Guide for an Enterprise Dairy Industry Application (Development)

    Led front-end development of a UI library, a collection of reusable components built with HTML, CSS, and jQuery/JavaScript. Organized workshops for the entire team.

  • AngularJS Application for Custom Reports (Other amazing things)

    Built dynamic reports front-end with AngularJS. Helped to organize the project architecture. Handled complex AngularJS directives, controllers, filters, and services. Created appealing web interface, including an AngularJS directive for reordering columns with drag and drop feature.

  • CSS Weekly Publications (Other amazing things)
    https://www.silvestarbistrovic.from.hr/articles/using-css-grid-where-appropriate/

    My articles about CSS tabs, CSS sidebar toggle, and using CSS Grid have been featured on CSS Weekly's newsletter, Issues #237, #258, and #277.

    CSS tabs, part II: Accessibility -
    https://www.silvestarbistrovic.from.hr/articles/css-tabs-part-ii-accessibility/

    CSS sidebar toggle -https://www.silvestarbistrovic.from.hr/articles/css-sidebar-toggle/

    Using CSS Grid where appropriate - https://www.silvestarbistrovic.from.hr/articles/using-css-grid-where-appropriate/

  • 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
    Markdown, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Sass, ES6, YAML, LESS
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, YARN, AngularJS, Stylus
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Flexbox, Google Maps API, Facebook API, Twitter API, Facebook Open Graph API, React.js, Google AdWords
  • Tools
    PageSpeed, Gulp.js, Webpack 2, Terminal, Atom, Grunt.js, Bower, JSHint, Git, Git flow, Adobe Photoshop, MAMP, Sketch 3, Stylelint, Google Analytics, WebPagetest, NPM, InVision, Inkscape, Figma, Gimp
  • Paradigms
    BEM, Web Design
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Mac OS, Windows, Visual Studio Code, LAMP, Linux
  • Storage
    JSON, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Misc
    PSD to HTML, CSS3 Animation, SVG, Website Optimization, Critical-path CSS, WordPress Themes, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Styleguides, Scss-lint, User Experience (UX), Google AdSense, On-page SEO, Favicons, Blogging, Blog Development, Site Speed Optimization, Squarespace
Education
  • Master's degree in Communications and Information
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering - Osijek, Croatia
    2005 - 2011
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