Sean Pisano
Web Developer

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Work Experiences

ASME.org

Manhattan NYC
Web Production Manager
2012 - Present
  • Hire, manage, train, and mentor a team of 7 developers and content producers on average completing projects 20% ahead of schedule
  • Led designers, marketing, analytics, and the IT department in creating a process to code and send 25 emails in 7 days
  • Stack: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Masonry, Modal Box, Animate.css, Toastr, Font Awesome, Kentico CMS

Self Employed

Brooklyn NYC
Senior Web Developer
& Designer
2001 - Present
  • Managed, developed, and designed 150 projects for 30 companies and clients from prototyping and design to development and deployment
  • Created over 7,500 individual graphics, visuals, illustrations, logos, and print
  • Spoke to clients to gather clear and concise requirements, provided thorough documentation, and created processes for updating and training the client teams to maintain products
  • Created email templates and setup a process for sending emails to increase sales.
  • Quickly and seamlessly converted PSD image templates to working HTML/CSS/JavaScript code

Synergistic Marketing

Manhattan NYC
Web Master
& Production Manager
2011
  • Designed templates to replace the existing website in order to decrease customer confusion and increase aesthetic appeal
  • Replaced the CMS with WordPress for better workplace control, efficiency, and better data analytics of crucial user interactions
  • Conceptualized and created business cards, stationery, and promotional and sales materials
  • Led a team of printers, brand managers, and art directors to produce a products that were distributed to over 300,000 people worldwide

University Language Services

Manhattan NYC
WordPress Developer
& Web Developer
2008

Implemented WordPress and designed templates to the company’s web sites and landing pages. Used SEO techniques and Google analytics to increase and track traffic to the landing pages. A / B tested each landing page for optimal user experience. Tested all pages multiple times in order to ensure complete browser compatability and to comply with web standreds.

Publishers Clearing House

Port Washington, NY
Web Designer
2007

Used Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to design web pages and templates. Designed headers, buttons and banners for 2 - 4 web pages a week. Each web page consisted between 2 - 4 headers and presented 20 - 60 products.

UGO Networks

Manhattan NYC
Web Designer
2006

Supported a team that worked on cross-browser web page conversion. Responsibilities included transitioning older table-based pages to the new look and feel. With the team I helped to create a smooth timely conversion to the new web interface.

Systems Defined

Manhattan NYC
Web Developer
& Flash Developer
2005
  • Designed, and programmed Flash E-learning systems. This included interface, game and video controls
  • Designed, and scripted Flash games, videos and animations
  • Implemented and synchronized sound for the Flash E-learning project
  • Coded and troubleshot Actionscript for the E-learning solutions
  • Utilized E-Learning as an adjunct to classroom training

Merit Software

Manhattan NYC
SEO / SEM Specialist
& Technology Support
2003 - 2005
  • Created and maintained search engine optimized landing pages for websites and pay per click advertising on Yahoo and Google search engines
  • Responded to technical inquiries from customers regarding software
  • Guided customers through standard and network installations, both remotely and on-site
  • Collaborated with software team to identify and rectify software issues
  • Developed, maintained and managed a forum for customer communication and information exchange
  • Drafted text for user manual on how to install and utilize special educational software
  • Created, scripted and implemented Flash demos of educational software programs

Stack, Skills & Tools

The main area of my expertise is front end development and everything related with that side of web. I however had worn many hats in the last 17 years. I have been a Graphic Designer and developed logos and business identities. I have dealt with analytics and have a deep understanding of SEO / SEM always trying to stay informed of its best practices. I was Flash Developer for many projects including a teaching platform. I have created Emails and the process for managing them. I even have a few web projects that I have run from back to front.

The challenges of web development is everything is made to be used by people. It is important to understand who the audience is and how you want them to interact with the web site or web product you are building.

Below are the Stack, Skills and Tolls I have use over the last 20 years.

I use the following rating:
0% - 16% Novice
17% - 32% Advanced Beginner
33% - 48% Competent
49% - 64% Proficient
65% - 80% Expert
81% - 100% Master

Stack

My Stack

LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

I understand and use these environments and programs in all the projects I am personally in charge of. The current web site you are viewing is a LAMP website. I am a believer and supporter of the open source community and the software that gets built by it.

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Linux

Linux is my operating system of choice. This site currently lives on a linux server.

Linux
Master - 85%

Version Experience = I have been using a linux operating system on and off for the last 17 years. I have used - RPM-based: RedHat / Fedora and openSUSE, Debian-based: Ubuntu, Mint, LinuxMCE, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux, Gentoo-based: Chrome OS, Knopperdisk, Slackware-based: Slackware, Slax, and Googles Android. I of course experimented with other distros but nothing of any merit.

Current Distro: Ubuntu / Desktop: Unity

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Apache

Apache is free and open-source cross-platform web server software. While I have used Apache for years I have not done any work directly with the server software.

Apache
Competent - 35%

Version Experience = v2.4 and above.

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MySQL

MySql is an open-source relational database management system I have been using it since 2001.

MySQL
Master - 90%

Version Experience = v3.23 and above.

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PHP

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a programming language.

PHP
Expert- 75%

Version Experience = v4.0 and above.

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Skills

HTML / XHTML

I have been working with HTML since 1997 as an amateur and have been working with the language professional since 2001. After over 16 years of building using this language I can say with certainty that I have an excellent understanding of its use and implementation.

HTML
Master - 95%

Version Experience = HTML v2.0, v3.2, v4.01, and v5.0 and XHTML v1.0

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CSS

I did not start using CSS until I was a professional web developer. I have been using it since 2001. For 16 years I have loved playing with this language. It is my favorite thing about programing on the web. Having the painful years of IE 6 hacks behind me. I would rather just play and learn more about CSS. For me CSS has become the perfect combination of art and programing.

CSS
Master - 90%

Version Experience = CSS v2.0, v3.0, and v4.0.

Learn More About CSS More CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools

Flexbox - Layout Module

a simple and powerful tool for distributing space and aligning content in ways that web apps and complex web pages often need. It uses a flexible container that allows the children of the container to fill the space or shrink to avoid overflowing the parent.

Flexbox
85% Master

Version Experience = v20090723 and above.

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CSS Grid - Layout Module

While Flexbox focuses on space distribution within an axis, Grid enforces two-dimensional alignment, uses a top-down approach to layout. In the grid layout model, the children of a grid container can be positioned into arbitrary slots in a predefined flexible or fixed-size layout grid.

CSS Grid
83% Master

Version Experience = v20121106 and above.

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CSS Frameworks

Frameworks makes life easier. From automating responsiveness to taking care of design elements such as buttons, forms, and icons. The downside is it can make Frontend developers dependent on a Framework creating a overspecialization. An overspecialization occurs when a powerful advantage makes a trade-off that limits how effective it is.

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Bootstrap

Bootstrap started as a framework, now it feels like so much more. It is an extremely good toolkit that uses HTML, CSS (SASS), and JavaScript and has all of the bells and whistles. I have to say for beginners, small projects and highly customized projects I do not recommend bootstrap, it is not a fast build and has too many bells and whistles for customization.

Bootstrap
85% Master

Version Experience = v2.3.2 (Released: July 27, 2013) and above.

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Foundation (Zurb)

Foundation has two purposes Rails implementation and EMail templating. I recommend it for email templating which I have more experience with.

Foundation
75% Expert

Version Experience = v4.1.1 (Released: April 02, 2013) and above.

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Bulma

Bulma best quality is that it is a lightweight CSS framework. It is Responsive, well documented, modular and runs on the Flexbox layout module. You want to build a website fast and easy Bulma is the way to go.

Bulma
85% Master

Version Experience = v0.0.10 (Released: February 1, 2016) and above.

Learn More About Bulma Great Bulma Starting Tutorial

UIkit

A web Interface forward CSS framework, that is light and modular. It has a strong community of supporters that help bring it to on level with frameworks like Bootstrap and Bulma.

Ulkit
60% Proficient

Version Experience = v2.27.4 (Released: May 15, 2017) and above.

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Semantic UI

A framework that uses real world language as its base for writing the code. I have very little experience with this CSS framework.

Semantic UI
40% Competent

Version Experience = v2.2.13 (Released: August 7, 2017) and above.

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CSS Libraries

CSS Libraries is a collection of css tools to make development easier. Some examples I have used are Animate, Font Awesome and Normalize. Some developers lump css frameworks like BootStrap into this category, I think frameworks are more robust often combining tools so I list them separately.

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Animate.css

I have been using Animate.css for about three years now. I enjoy its ease of use. It works cross-browser and is just fun.

Animate.css
90% Master

Version Experience = v3.5.2 (Released: June 6, 2016) and above.

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Font Awesome

One of the more popular Font and Icon tool kits. I have use this font tool kit the most I can list all of them if I wanted but that would take up too much space. This site currently uses Font Awesome, Ionicons, Material Design Icons, Themify Icons and Weather Icons.

Font Awesome
90% Master

Version Experience = v4.7.0 (Released: October 24, 2016) and above.

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Normalize

A CSS reset to clear all the cobwebs out of a browser, what the user sees is what you intend them to see. Back before 2010 I use to use Eric Meyer’s CSS reset. Now that Bootstrap uses Normalize I do too. I like to stay current. I do however follow Eric Meyer and so should you.

Normalize
85% Master

Version Experience = v7.0.0 (Released: May 2, 2017) and above.

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Loaders.css

CSS Loaders are visual representations of a page loading. It runs until the page is loaded.

Loaders.css
85% Master

Version Experience = v0.28.9 (Released: March 3, 2017) and above.

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SpinKit

A spinning loader that runs until the page is loaded. Much like Loaders.css.

SpinKit
85% Master

Version Experience = v1.2.5 (Released: November 23, 2015) and above.

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Bourbon

A lightweight Sass tool set. I have only used it a few time but it was very useful.

Bourbon
83% Master

Version Experience = v5.0.0 (Released: January 5, 2018) and above.

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Buttons

A CSS button library built with Sass & Compass. Not that hard to use. Part of the Unicorn UI library.

Buttons
83% Master

Version Experience = v1.1.1 (Released: October 21, 2014) and above.

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Hint.css

A CSS tooltip library I use on projects.Simple to use, small file size and works in all modern browsers.

Hint.css
81% Master

Version Experience = v2.5.0 (Released: April 22, 2017) and above.

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Balloon.css

While I use Hint.css more often, I recently discover Balloon.css which is also a CSS tooltip library. What makes it special and fun to use is its Glyphs and Icon Fonts feature.

Balloon.css
81% Master

Version Experience = v0.5.0 (Released: August 14, 2017) and above.

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Less Hat

Mixins library for Less. I have not used this library yet I felt the need to list it cause I find their products useful. I used CSS Hat a photoshop plugin and found it useful.

Less Hat
60% Proficient

Version Experience = v4.1.0 (Released: July 19, 2016) and above.

Learn More About Less Hat Other Tools By madebysource.com

CSS Preprocessor

A CSS preprocessor is a program that lets you generate CSS from the preprocessor's own unique syntax. Most CSS preprocessors will add some features that don't exist in pure CSS, such as variable, mixin, nesting selector, and so on. These features make the CSS structure more readable and easier to maintain. While I am using Sass for my current website I only recommend a CSS Preprocessor for large web sites. Using it for small projects becomes overwhelming and overkill.

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Sass

Sass is my preprocessor of choice. This website use it and it is the one I am most familiar with. The difference between the following Sass, Less and Stylus is just a matter of taste to me.

Sass
60% Proficient

Version Experience = v3.4.17 (Released: August 21, 2015) and above.

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Less

Less is the oldest of the three popular preprocessor. I do not have as much experience with this preprocessor. I however can use it as effectively as Sass. I truly don’t use it cause I fine using @ in my code off putting.

Less
60% Proficient

Version Experience = v2.0.0 (Released: January 4, 2015) and above.

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Stylus

I have never used Stylus for a website, I did install and play with it and feel I can use it. I just did not enjoy how it worked. I felt it was too easy to make mistakes and I would spend more time bug fixing then working on the project.

Stylus
32% Advanced Beginner

Version Experience = v0.54.5 (Released: March 5, 2016) and above.

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JavaScript

I always feel like I came very late to JavaScript. Part of it might have been that at the time I rather be a Flash programer and did not branch out sooner. While I understand the fundamentals of JavaScript it always feels like I am missing something. I have written plenty of JavaScript code, yet I don’t ever have to confidence in the execution of the language that I feel I should. JavaScript always feels elusive to me.

JavaScript
Proficient - 60%

Version Experience = 3, 5, and 5.1

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ActionScript

I have to say that ActionScript is my intro into object oriented programing. Based on JavaScript, but only used in the Flash programing environment it could do amazing things, ActionScript freed your imagination and let you played. I found working with the language exciting. While i have to say I no longer use Actionscript or Flash, it got me and dare I say the rest of the internet to the place we find ourselves now.

ActionScript
Expert - 75%

Version Experience = 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

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TypeScript

A superset of JavaScript which can provide a richer environment for spotting common errors as you type the code. I personally don’t really see the benefit unless you are building a huge project.

TypeScript
30% Advanced Beginner

Version Experience = v2.6 (Released: October 31, 2017 ) and above.

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CoffeeScript

A programming language that transcompiles to JavaScript. It purpose it to make writing JavaScript easier for heavy JavaScript projects. Much the way a CSS preprocessor works.

CoffeeScript
32% Advanced Beginner

Version Experience = v2.1.1 (Released: December 29, 2017) and above.

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JavaScript Libraries

A JavaScript library is a collection of functionality that you can call with your code. With a JavaScript library you are in control. Your code calls a library.

Framework vs. Toolkit vs. Library Some great JavaScript Libraries

jQuery

I would have to say that for me jQuery, is my favorite thing to use. I enjoy how much support it has and how many problems it solves. I have been using it for eleven years. I know that there are other good libraries but I keep going back to jQuery.

jQuery
90% Master

Version Experience = v1.0 (Released: August 26, 2006) and above.

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Animsition

A jQuery plugin for CSS animated page transitions. I don’t use it nearly as often because I don’t really like full page animations.

Animsition
81% Master

Version Experience = v4.0.2 (Released: April 26, 2016) and above.

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Masonry

An extremely useful and easy to use JavaScript grid layout library. If you want to get up an image gallery site up fast Masonry is the way to go.

Masonry
81% Master

Version Experience = v4.2.0 (Released: April 20, 2017) and above.

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React

A JavaScript library for building user interfaces. React is maintained by Facebook, extremely popular and very easy to use due to its popularity and documation.

React
75% Expert

Version Experience = v0.14.4 (Released: January 6, 2016) and above.

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Bounce.js

Bounce is a JavaScript animation library that I have used often. It make doing animation on the web easy and fun.

Bounce.js
80% Expert

Version Experience = v0.8.0 (Released: July 29, 2014) and above.

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Toastr

Toastr is a JavaScript tool / library that I use to create Toast notifications. A Toast notification is a non modal, unobtrusive window element used to display brief, auto-expiring windows of information to a user.

Toastr
80% Expert

Version Experience = v2.1.1 (Released: March 12, 2015) and above.

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Moment.js

Dates and time can be very difficult to work with in Javascript. This JavaScript date and time utility library makes is so much easier. I still feel like a novice when using JavaScript so while I am competent that I can get good results, I just have to get in the zone.

Moment.js
48% Competent

Version Experience = v2.20.1 (Released: December 18, 2017) and above.

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Date-fns

Another JavaScript date and time utility library.

Date-fns
48% Competent

Version Experience = v2.0.0-alpha.1 (Released: September 29, 2017) and above.

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Math.js

Like time and date math can also be time consuming to deal with in JavaScript, thats where math library for JavaScript come in to help.

Math.j
48% Competent

Version Experience = v3.14.0 (Released: June 30, 2017) and above.

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JavaScript Libraries Charts

I enjoy the visual layout of charts. I have several projects that I will be using a JavaScript library to render the charts I will be making.

Some great JavaScript Charting Libraries

D3.js

I consider D3 the most powerful JavaScript charting library with the most features. Which also makes it the most time consuming to play with.

D3.js
60% Proficient

Version Experience = v4.7.0 (Released: February 28, 2017) and above.

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Chart.js

An impressive open source charting library with many options for visual data layout.

Chart.js
64% Proficient

Version Experience = v2.7.1 (Released: October 28, 2017) and above.

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Chartist

What makes Chartist a good charting librarie is the strong community that helped build it.

Chartist
68% Expert

Version Experience = v0.11.0 (Released: April 11, 2017) and above.

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Google Charts

I have to say I have found the Google Charts library is the easiest to use. It is user friendly and just works.

Google Charts
70% Expert

Version Experience = v45.2 (Released: June 26, 2017) and above.

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JavaScript Frameworks

A framework calls your code, this is the key difference between a JavaScript Framework and a JavaScript Library. With a JavaScript framework the framework in in control. This is called inversion of control, it is when the control is inverted as in the framework calls you.

I am somewhat new to JavaScript frameworks, in the last five years it was like they exploded all over the internet. While I am newish to frameworks I have been working with code and programing in one form or another for most of my life. Frameworks remind me of my days working as an Actionscript and Flash Developer.

Framework vs. Toolkit vs. Library Learn More About JavaScript Frameworks

Angular.js / Angular

An open source framework for developing single-page applications that has become the most popular and for good reason, Google is its developer, it is therefore well maintained and in constant development. In 2014 version 2 of Angular came out with drastic changes including using typescript as its core language. This split the framework into AngularJS (old) and Angular (v2 and above). Basically AngularJS is a Model-View-Whatever (MVW) architecture using JavaScript,and Angular(2) is a service / controller architecture using TypeScript. Angular 2 can make a SEO friendly Single Page Applications by rendering the HTML at the server side.

Angular.js
30% Advanced Beginner
Angular
40% Competent

Version Experience = Angular.js / Angular V2

Whats the difference Learn More About Angular.js Learn More About Angular 2 and above.

Vue.js

The progressive JavaScript framework designed to be incrementally adoptable. Vue takes the complexity out of a web application framework and is capable of powering advanced single-page applications.

Vue.js
45% Competent

Version Experience = v2.1.5 (Released: December 12, 2016 ) and above.

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Ember.js

Based on the Model–view–viewmodel (MVVM) pattern. It allows developers to create scalable single-page web applications by incorporating common idioms and best practices into the framework. Ember follows Convention over Configuration (CoC), and the Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) principle and it is built to be very flexible.

Ember.js
45% Competent

Version Experience = v2.18.0 (Released: January 1, 2018) and above.

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Meteor.js

A Isomorphic JavaScript web framework, written using Node.j and integrates with MongoDB. Meteor allows for rapid prototyping and produces cross-platform code.

Meteor.js
45% Competent

Version Experience = v1.5-rc.5 (Released: May 18, 2017) and above.

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JavaScript Tools

Toolkit / Task Runner / Package Manager / Run-Time Environment

JavaScript has become the most commonly used programming language and will probably remain that way for sometime. That being the case many tools have been built to make working with the language easier. Toolkits, Task Runners, Package Manager, and Run-Time Environment are just a few tools that I have used in the last seventeen years.

Tools for JavaScript Development More Useful Tools

Gulp.js

JavaScript Toolkit / Task Runner

A toolkit for automating tasks in your development. I use Gulp to translate my Sass Preprocessor code to CSS to be used by the browser.

Gulp.js
60% Proficient

Version Experience = v3.9.1 (Released: February 8, 2016) and above.

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Grunt.js

JavaScript Task Runner

Is a task runner to automate tasks like Gulp. While I am more familiar with Gulp I have used Grunt for some clients projects.

Grunt.js
55% Proficient

Version Experience = v1.0.0 (Released: April 4, 2016) and above.

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Node.js

Run-Time Environment

JavaScript has been client-side scripting, in which scripts written in JavaScript are embedded in a webpage's HTML, to be run client-side by a JavaScript engine in the user's web browser. Node.js is a JavaScript run-time environment for executing JavaScript code server-side.

Node.js
50% Proficient

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NPM

Node Package Manager

Package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world. Its packages can be used for both front-end and back-end. Use NPM to install, share, and distribute code and manage project dependencies.

NPM
70% Expert

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Version Control

A management system to record changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information.

Git

Git is a version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. I use GitHub to host, manage and review code, projects. I use GitKraken to manage my projects locally and push it to my Github account.

Git
70% Expert

GitKraken GitHub Learn More About Git

Subversion

Some companies use Apache Subversion for to manage their projects. Like Git it is a system to backup and control your projects share with a group of developers.

Subversion
65% Expert

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Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server provides a set of software tools your team to work effectively on software projects. It is tailored for Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse.

MTF Server
33% Competent

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Content Management Systems (CMS)

CMSs are mostly Web-based publishing tools. Content management systems support the separation of content and presentation. The come with plugins and tools to manage format, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and retrieval.

WordPress

A PHP based CMS. I have been working with WordPress since 2004. Many of my websites have used this CMS as it's backend structure. I have done everything from building custom templates to creating plugins. This is my goto CMS.

WordPress
95% Master

Version Experience = v1.2 (Released: May 22, 2004) and above.

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Kentico

A Microsoft ASP.NET based CMS. For the last six years I have been working with Kentico. I can do most things with Kentico. I don't recommend it. While it is very robust, it is too expensive and complicated. The community that works with this system is very small , which is it difficult to find answers to problems independently.

Kentico
95% Master

Version Experience = v6.0 (Released: October 10, 2011) and above.

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Drupal

More of a content management framework, you can build anything you want with it with virtually no limitations. It's one of the more complex content management frameworks and isn't easy to use. Mostly Drupal a framework for building complex projects and web applications.

Drupal
64% Proficient

Version Experience = v7.8 (Released: August 31, 2011) and above.

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Joomla

Much like WordPress it is a web publishing CMS with a heavy emphasis on content. It has a web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS.

Joomla
64% Proficient

Version Experience = v3.2 (Released: October 2014) and above.

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Magento

E-commerce content management system.

Magento
64% Proficient

Version Experience = v1.14 (Released: 2014) and above.

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Tools

Operating Systems

I have used Linux OS, Windows OS, and Mac OS. I no longer use the Mac OS, not for any reason but financial. Mac are too expensive and it does not give me any better options that other operating systems. I have become over the last 20 years a full time Linux user. I do however work mostly on the Microsoft operating systems for companies.

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Linux

I have been playing with one version of linux or another since 1996 when I first started to build my own computers. I don’t think I can tell you what was the first version I used cause I tried so many out. I have finally settled on Ubuntu because it has l large community and easy to find answers.

Linux
98% Master

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Windows

Been using Windows since the 90’s when you had to know how to work with the command line and MS-Dos 3.0.

Windows
95% Master

Version Experience = v3.1 (Released: April 1992) and above.

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Browsers

Browsers are the gateway to the internet. My first experience with a browser was Netscape Navigator, after that IE, Opera, FireFox and finally Chrome. I prefer Chrome but install other versions for testing.

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Internet Explorer / Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer was my second browser I did not start worrying about browsers till IE 5 when I had to make sure my code worked in the browser.

Internet Explorer / Microsoft Edge
95% Master

Version Experience = v5.0 (Released: March 1999) and above.

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Firefox

Firefox was my browser of choice for many years because of the web developer tool it offered.Without that I would not be the developer I am today. I still use Firefox today however Chrome has become my browser of choice.

Firefox
98% Master

Version Experience = v1.5 (Released: November 30, 2005) and above.

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Chrome

So in 2009 Chrome hit the scene and I have been on the bandwagon ever since. I use almost all google products these day.

Chrome
99% Master

Version Experience = v2.0.172 (Released: May 24, 2009) and above.

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Core Web Development Programs

There are several core programs I have used to achieve my web development. There is nothing worse than when your tools get in the way of doing good work. Since I work on several operating system my tools have to work on Linux and Windows. I have been working for several years to be dependent on a operating system. I have been moving to be able to do my work on all operating systems. So I try to make my core tools either be online or there is a version on Linux and Windows.

Portable Apps (Windows) / AppImage (Linux)

PortableApps is a windows portable applications that can be used from removable media such as USB flash drives. AppImage is the Linux Version of this software.

Portable Apps (Windows) / AppImage (Linux)
98% Master

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XAMPP

PHP development environment. That I used when working with WordPress. It also come in a portable version.

XAMPP
64% Proficient

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FileZilla

I have been using FileZilla as my FTP, SFTP, and FTPS software of choice since I owned a website, that would be sometime in early 2000.

FileZilla
95% Master

Version Experience = v2.2.32 (Released: April 16, 2007) and above.

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phpMyAdmin

A web based interface that handles the administration of MySQL. I have been using it since 2005.

phpMyAdmin
80% Expert

Version Experience = v2.6.4 (Released: October 11, 2005) and above.

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Sublime Text

Highly customizable, cross platform source code editor. I use this because of the ever growing community and plugins it come with.

Sublime Text
90% Master

Version Experience = V2.02 (Released: July 8, 2013) and above.

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Gimp

On the concept of not having to worry about the operating system I am using I started to master Gimp to replace my Photoshop addiction.

Gimp
80% Expert

Version Experience = v2.8 (Released: May 3, 2012) and above.

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Inkscape

The same concept I use for Gimp is the reason I use Inkscape so I have a replacement for Illustrator.

Inkscape
80% Expert

Version Experience = v0.48 (Released: August 23, 2010) and above.

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Notepad

Notepad comes with windows if you want to write code without any help you can just use Notepad and be a real pro. I use Notepad to clear any formatting on text that I have to put into websites.

Notepad
95% Master

Version Experience = Windows v3.1 (Released: April 1992) and above.

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Notepad++

Source code editor made for windows as an upgrade for Notepad. Been using it most of my web development career.

Notepad++
95% Master

Version Experience = v1.0 (Released: Nov 11, 2003) and above.

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Adobe / Macromedia Software

I used Adobe and Macromedia software especially Photoshop since the early 90’s. Before I was a Web Developer I was working as a Graphic Designer. I then discover Flash in 2000 and everything changed for me. I was able to apply my design skills directly to the web, once I learned ActionScript I decided I need to know more. Been a web developer ever since.

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Photoshop (Adobe)

I have been using Photoshop for a very long time. I tried to give it up a few time and switch to Gimp since I am a Linux user. Yes I know I can use WINE and other software to get Photoshop on Linux but I do not want to. One day I will be as efficient in Gimp as I am in Photoshop, until that day comes I will be using Photoshop.

Photoshop
98% Master

Version Experience = v3.0 (Released: 1994) and above.

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Flash (Macromedia / Adobe)

So back in 2000 I started using Flash mostly because I love animation. I have planned on making a bunch of cartoons and putting them on the web. Then I learned it also had a programing language. My mind was blown on what you could do.

Flash
95% Master

Version Experience = v5.0 (Released: 2000) and above.

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Dreamweaver (Macromedia / Adobe)

I have been using Dreamweaver since 2000. When I first started working with companies to create websites, It was the go to web editor and can be said still is. In the 2000’s If used right and synced with fireworks it made creating a website for IE6 much easier.

Dreamweaver
96% Master

Version Experience = v4.0 (Released: December 2000) and above.

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Premiere (Adobe)

I have always had a passion for video, I used to make videos as a kid and it looked like I was going in that direction. I learned how to edit during an internship in 12 grade. In the later 90’s I started working with Pseudo.com where I learned Premiere. I have been using it ever since. Now it makes creating videos for the web really easy.

Premiere
85% Master

Version Experience = v5.1 (Released: October 1998) and above.

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Illustrator (Adobe)

I have not been using Illustrator for as long as I have been using Photoshop, I have used it more often these days for Illustrator ability to creates scalable vector graphics (SVG)’s.

Illustrator
85% Master

Version Experience = v9.0 (Released: June 2000) and above.

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Fireworks (Macromedia / Adobe)

When I first started working with HTML it was all tables. No tool was better suited to help than Fireworks. It had the ability to slice your images and export them into table format. From there it was a matter of writing a bunch of code to make the images repeatable and you have saved yourself hours of work. When I learned CSS and Adobe bought Macromedia the tool became less useful.

Fireworks
90% Master

Version Experience = v3.0 (Released: 2000) and above.

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InDesign (Adobe)

Like I said I was on the path to becoming a Graphic Designer. Indesign had just come out and it was so much easier to use than Quark and QuarkXPress. I currently do not use InDesign mostly cause I have not had to layout for publishing in over 5 years.

InDesign
70% Expert

Version Experience = v2.0 (Released: January 2002) and above.

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Acrobat (Adobe)

There is not a better tool for publishing documents to the web. I however hate Acrobat. Everytime I use it it has changes and the have move tools around. I always have to figure out how to optimize a pdf again. While that is not the worst thing in the world I find it to be a pain. It would be one thing if it optimized better.

Acrobat
80% Expert

Version Experience = v5.0 (Released: May 2001) and above.

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Brackets (Adobe)

Is an open source text editor created by Adobe. I enjoy Brackets and have been switching between Brackets and Sublime Text for the last couple of years. I have finally settled on Sublime Text mostly for the bells and whistles.

Brackets
85% Master

Version Experience = v1.2 (Released: Feb 11, 2015) and above.

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Audition (Adobe)

I have used Audition for a bit but do not really enjoy it as much. It can be really good for podcasts.

Audition
64% Proficient

Version Experience = v5.5 (Released: April 11, 2011) and above.

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After Effects (Adobe)

So along with Premiere I was also learning After Effects. It good at titles, intros, transitions and animations.

After EffectsM
64% Proficient

Version Experience = v5.0 (Released: April 2001) and above.

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Education

2017 - General Assembly

Front-End Web Development

Ongoing - New York City College of Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Communication Design

Tool I Use

Like all creators I have a set of tools I use to get may work completed.

Can I Use

Contact Form Tutorial

HTML color codes picker

SEO Tools

Projects I am working on

I have several projects I try to maintain and have been working on.

NYC Thirst
New York City Bar Guide that Matt Chevez and I are collaborating on.

Sapo Entertainment

The Skin You're In

The World of Cottonfluff Hollow

Alien Visitor Records

Friends

My friends and family.

Phillippe St. Gerard and I have worked on Sapo Entertainment together, he wrote and illustrated The World of Cottonfluff Hollow. We collaborated on MegMan, we wrote it together and he did the illustration. I miss working with Phil. You can find his current work at the following sites Graphite Golem and Dragon a Day.


Matt Chevez and I are collaborating on NYC Thirst. You can find his current work at the following sites Web Guy Matt.

Steve and I work together at ASME. Steve Esparra

A fellow developer working on IOT George Fkiaras

Clients

Over the last 20 years I have worked with and created logos, art, and websites for many clients.

Current Clients

Penny House Cafe

Previous Clients

*My Web site design is no longer the current design

A1A Printing - Print production and design.

Accredited Language Services - WordPress Development.

All-ways Forwarding - *Previous Web Design and Development.

Amethyst Artisan - *Previous Web Design and Development.

AnimAction {with the Strang Cancer Prevention Center} - Animation trainer.

Brother Earth - Logo Design.

Bruckner Arts and Antique District - Web Design and Development.

Cafe Petite Crevette - Web Design and Development.

Casa Cultural Puertorriqueña - Brand Design.

CBC Media (Islandia, NY) - Video production, Web Design and Development.

Development Without Limits - Print Production.

East 138th Street Shopping District - Web Design and Development.

Educational Networks - Web Development and maintenance.

Federacion Hispana De Futbol - Print Production.

Fun and Family - Web Development and maintenance.

House of Artful Expression - Brand Design.

Latitude Bar & Lounge - Print Production.

Legal Language Services - WordPress Development.

MicroBin INC - Web Design and Development.

Newline - Print Production.

Ondecuko - Print Production.

PB Bridal - Print Production.

SOBRO - Print Production.

Social Bar: Grill & Lounge - Print Production.

TASC (The After School Corporation) - Print Production.

The Afro Electro 5 Piece - Print Production.

The Center for Leadership and Workforce Development - Print Production.

Trackdocs - Brand Design, *Previous Web Design and Development.

Winona County, Minnesota Old Settlers’ AssociationWorked with Mary E. Nilles on REUNION restoring photos for print production in the book.

Wolin Wellness Center - Web Development.