Justin Christenson is a
Web Developer
in Vancouver, WA.

About Me

I'm a web developer, open source enthusiast and Jedi Apprentice living in beautiful Vancouver, WA. I started my career as a front end developer after earning a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media in 2011.

I worked as a front end developer after graduation and soon realized that I also enjoy working on the server side. At this point, I began teaching myself back end development on a LAMP stack in my free time while continuing to work primarily as a front end developer.

I currently work as a freelance web developer creating websites using HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL. I also enjoy using Laravel and WordPress to create advanced websites and applications.

Skillset


Front End

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Back End

  • PHP (Object Oriented)
  • SQL (MySQL)
  • WordPress
  • Laravel Framework
  • Server Administration (LEMP)

Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • PhpStorm
  • Git
  • Gulp
  • Bower

Portfolio

Case Study

Fawkes FX is a creative firm located in Portland, OR that I helped establish. We required a public website to showcase our services. The website also reuired a private administration interface with transactional email integration.

The front end team at FawkesFX designed and built the public website, which I merged into a Laravel 4 application. I then designed and developed the administration interface featuring several custom modules including a user management module, an SEO module and a leads management module.

Website

Skills Used

  • Laravel 4
  • Object Oriented PHP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)
  • Web Server Administration

Case Study

Reliable Mobile Labs is a medical lab testing service with locations in several states. The client required a website to showcase their services, generate leads and allow physicians to log into a portal within the website.

The team at FawkesFX put together the design and concept for this project. I assisted the front end team with client side development using JavaScript, some HTML and CSS. I then created a lead management system using PHP and capped it off with a router to allow for search engine friendly URLs.

Website

Skills Used

  • Object Oriented PHP
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)

Case Study

Belssage is a massage therapy provider in Rapid City, SD. This project required a contact form for appointment scheduling, publishing of a quarterly newsletter, easy page updates and a list & description of provided services.

I designed the website using Photoshop and built the WordPress theme using HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript.

Website

Skills Used

  • Wordpress Theme Development
  • Object Oriented PHP
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)

Case Study

bookMe is a personal project that I built in my free time using PHP5 and MySQL. The goal of this project was to create a fully functional property booking application from scratch using MVC architecture.

The public site features property listings, a property availability module and a reservation booking module. The administrative interface features a user management module, a reservation management module and a property management module. The property management module comes complete with a rich text editor and image uploader.

Website Admin Interface GitHub

Skills Used

  • Object Oriented PHP
  • MySQL
  • ORM (Eloquent)
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)

Case Study

fooCart is a personal project that I built in my free time using Laravel 5. The primary goal was to develop an e-commerce application with shopping cart, inventory management and payment processing integration.

The public site features a JavaScript based inventory display module that uses the Handlebars JS library for client side templating. The public site also features a checkout module with on-site input of payment information. The administration interface features an inventory management module, user management module, slideshow management module and message management module.

Website Admin Interface GitHub

Skills Used

  • Laravel 5
  • Object Oriented PHP
  • MySQL
  • ORM (Eloquent)
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)

Case Study

FindMyISP is a personal project that I built in my free time. The primary goals of this project were to inform a user of who their current ISP is and display other ISP options in the user's area.

The application utilizes the HTML5 Geolocation API to get the user's current location and then uses the IpInfo API to obtain the users ISP. The IpInfo API is also used as a geolocation fallback, should the user's browser not support geolocation. The application then uses the Google Places Web Services API to determine nearby ISPs.

Website GitHub

Skills Used

  • Object Oriented PHP
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)
  • REST API Consumption

Case Study

TweetMe is a Twitter feed application that I developed in my free time. The primary goal of this project was to create an application to pull in a controllable number of statuses from a Twitter user's public timeline.

This application retrieves the statuses via the Twitter REST API, then caches the JSON responses to a flat file 15 minutes to avoid the Twitter API rate limits. Next, TweetMe repackages the cached JSON response to filter out unneeded properties and then outputs the repackaged timeline in either JSON or formatted HTML.

Website GitHub

Skills Used

  • Object Oriented PHP
  • Javascript & jQuery
  • HTML & CSS (SCSS)
  • REST API Consumption

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