Yuriy Vasilyev, WordPress Developer in Zaporizhia, Zaporiz'ka oblast, Ukraine
Yuriy Vasilyev

WordPress Developer in Zaporizhia, Zaporiz'ka oblast, Ukraine

Member since September 26, 2016
Yuriy is a WordPress developer with excellent front- and back-end skills. He has worked for more than three years with a variety of technologies like PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, and HTML/CSS. While Yuriy has worked in more traditional environments, he has ventured out to the remote work arena in order to find more interesting work. Yuriy is a professional who's punctual, confident in his skills, and can explain his work in detail fluently.
Yuriy is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Vida Health
    Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, JavaScript, CSS...
  • The Examined Life
    Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Linux, PHP...
  • OneHatched
    Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Grunt.js, Sass...

Experience

Location

Zaporizhia, Zaporiz'ka oblast, Ukraine

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Grunt, Sass, Git, Vagrant, Atom, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've taken part is a professional site for photographers that raised over $1 million in four years for charity!

Employment

  • WordPress and Front-end Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Vida Health
    • Created several landing pages within a Python server.
    • Migrated an entire website to WordPress.
    • Created a handy WordPress page builder which would allow the creation of endless amount of pages without the need for any developers.
    Technologies: Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress
  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2018 - 2018
    The Examined Life
    • Created a new WordPress theme based on designs provided by the client.
    • Constructed a book custom post type to manage site's library.
    • Developed a custom search tool based on REST API calls without needing a page reload.
    • Created theme widgets and short codes.
    Technologies: Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Linux, PHP, Sass, Grunt, Git, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress
  • WordPress Developer

    2017 - 2018
    OneHatched
    • Created a fully customizable and incredibly fast WordPress site based on a custom theme.
    • Built a custom page builder based on ACF Pro plugin which allows the client to create new pages using pre-built blocks on her own.
    • Developed a core plugin which adds a theme setting admin page.
    Technologies: Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Grunt.js, Sass, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • WordPress and Front-end Developer

    2017 - 2018
    Donkey Republic
    • Created a custom WordPress theme from scratch using the _s template as a starter theme and the given Sketch files.
    • Implemented a Google Maps API so that it connected to the client's custom API for getting and outputting needed map points with some data about each of them.
    • Made the site multilingual using the WMPL plugin.
    • Implemented custom REST API endpoints for creating a load more feature in a more efficient way.
    • Created CRON jobs for updating site data automatically using third-party API calls.
    Technologies: Responsive Layout, HTML5, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Plugins, Themes, CSS, HTML, Google Maps API, WPML, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • WordPress Developer | Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2018
    Performance Foundry
    • Developed WordPress themes and plugins from scratch.
    • Troubleshot problems.
    • Implemented performance optimizations.
    • Provided support services.
    • Managed site migrations.
    • Implemented a new in-house re-usable blocks system to be implemented into every project which should save up to 50-70% of spent time.
    Technologies: Responsive Layout, Grunt, Git, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP
  • WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Blohfish
    • Created a WordPress theme for a design agency in Germany from scratch using PSD mockups.
    • Troubleshot and implemented speed optimizations of WordPress sites.
    Technologies: WordPress Plugins, Grunt, Sass, Git, Web Design, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress
  • Front-end Developer | WordPress Developer

    2010 - 2014
    Freelance Web Development
    • Worked in dozens of different kind of projects and roles.
    • Collaborated directly with clients as well as team members in agencies.
    Technologies: Bootstrap, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress

Experience

  • Starv: Remote and Virtual Talents for Live Events (Development)
    https://www.starv.co

    I had to create a WordPress website from scratch based on a very beautiful design created by another Toptaler. I handled all kinds of stuff including domain and server configuration, development, and publishing the website.

  • The Examined Life (Development)
    https://www.theexaminedlife.org

    I created a new WordPress theme based on designs provided by the client. The theme is super fast and flexible at the same time. It has an 80+ score on Google PageSpeed for mobile and a 100 score for desktop.

  • LifeLock Promo Codes (Development)
    https://www.llpromocodes.com

    I was hired to create a new WordPress theme based on the mockups provided by the designer. The highest priorities of the project were flexibility and performance.

    For this project, I created a custom page builder based on ACF Pro plugin and developed all needed blocks which covered provided design and even more.

    The client was ecstatic with the end result, all of the pages load under one second and the weight under a single MB.

  • AfterThird (Development)
    https://www.afterthird.com/

    I created an incredibly fast WordPress site with a built-in custom page builder. This builder allows the client to create as many different pages as needed without any developer by using a prebuilt set of blocks that are included in the page builder.

    The site loads at less than 0.5 seconds and has 100/100 score on Google PageSpeed Insights for mobiles and 80+ for desktops.

  • Donkey Bike Website (Development)
    https://www.donkey.bike

    I created from scratch a website (based on given Sketch files) for the Donkey Republic company. It's a multilingual site that uses the Google Maps API a great deal.

    Initially, the client wanted to use a page builder for more flexibility, but instead, I created a custom builder based on ACF Pro plugin for them—it is flexible enough and doesn't have any performance impact (the worst side of any page builder).

  • WordPress Hosting Company (Development)
    http://performancefoundry.com/

    I developed a WordPress theme from the provided PSD mockup for the WordPress hosting company. The customer wanted more flexibility for creating many different page templates. I used the Advanced Custom Fields Pro plugin in order to create half a dozen content types that included many options—as some kind of very basic page builder.

    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Sass, _s theme, Grunt, Git, ACF Pro

  • Travel Blog Site (Development)
    http://www.travelingislanders.com/

    I developed a WordPress theme from a provided PSD mockup for travel bloggers in Canada. Besides extending WordPress with the usual stuff (custom post types/taxonomies, page templates, and more), I also created a couple of plugins.

    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Sass, _s theme, Grunt, Git

  • Custom Suits Shop (Development)

    A nice and fast website which offers custom modern suits for men.

    I created a new WordPress theme from scratch based on Sketch mockups using the ACF Pro plugin for creating static fields connected with some pages (like the home page) and also flexible content blocks which could be used on any page (like a simple custom page builder). It allows the client changing all the content and creating new different pages on his own without me.

    I also created four different fast-and-light JavaScript sliders using the MVC code model which makes them very flexible and scalable. The slider data is obtained via a REST API request which also uses custom endpoints.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3+, JavaScript MVC, Bootstrap
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React, jQuery UI, Google Maps API
  • Tools

    Git, CSSNext, WP-CLI, Grunt.js, Adobe Photoshop, Atom, Vagrant, Grunt, WPML
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Layout, Functional Reactive Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    WooCommerce, WordPress, MacOS, Linux
  • Other

    WordPress Optimization, WordPress Rescue, Responsive UI, PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, CSS Grid, APIs, Performance Optimization, Themes, Plugins
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Design
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Certificate in PHP
    2015 - 2015
    STEP Computer Academy - Zaporizhia, Ukraine
  • Master's degree in Law
    2003 - 2008
    Zaporizhia National University - Zaporizhia, Ukraine

Certifications

  • Server-side Development with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
  • React Nanodegree Program
    NOVEMBER 2017 - PRESENT
    Udacity

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