Silvestar Bistrović

Silvestar Bistrović

Josipovac, Croatia
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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 interface using 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 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
Part-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
  • UI Developer
    Contiamo (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Created a style guide for every component used in a static website using KSS (https://github.com/kss-node/kss-node).
    • Built all elements using HTML5 and Sass.
    • Implemented responsiveness using Sass-mq (https://github.com/sass-mq/sass-mq) and CSS-locks (https://css-tricks.com/css-locks/).
    • Helped to 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
  • 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/

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

    A web development agency website.

    - Netlify
    - Responsive web design
    - SVG
    - SASS
    - BEM
    - JavaScript
    - Webpack

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

    A blog website.

    - Web design
    - Hexo
    - Netlify
    - Responsive web design
    - SVG
    - SASS
    - BEM
    - Gulp
    - CloudFlare
    - PageSpeed insights: 100/100

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

    A web development agency website.

    - Web design
    - Netlify
    - Responsive web design
    - SVG
    - SASS
    - BEM
    - Gulp
    - Webpack
    - CloudFlare
    - PageSpeed insights: 100/100

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

    A wedding photographer website.

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

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

    A carpentry website.

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

  • _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 of WordPress components which help writing 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.

  • 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
    CSS3, Sass, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, EcmaScript 2015 (ES6), YAML, LESS
  • Frameworks
    AngularJS, YARN, Bootstrap, Stylus
  • Libraries/APIs
    CSS Grid Layout, jQuery, Flexbox, Facebook Open Graph API, React.js, Twitter API, Facebook API, Google Maps API, Google AdWords
  • Tools
    Terminal, Markdown, PageSpeed, Gulp.js, Webpack 2, Sketch 3, Stylelint, MAMP, Google Analytics, WebPagetest, Adobe Photoshop, Git flow, Git, JSHint, Bower, NPM, Grunt.js, Atom, Inkscape, Figma, InVision, Gimp
  • Paradigms
    BEM, Web Design
  • Platforms
    Mac OS X, WordPress, Windows, Visual Studio Code, LAMP, Linux
  • Storage
    JSON, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Misc
    WordPress Themes, Front-end, SVG, CSS3 Animation, Styleguides, PSD to HTML5, User Interface (UI), Critical-path CSS, Website Optimization, On-page SEO, User Experience (UX), Favicons, Scss-lint, Site Speed Optimization, Blogging, Google AdSense, Blog Development, Squarespace
Education
  • Master's degree in Communications and Information
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering - Osijek, Croatia
    2005 - 2011
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