Vancouver Based Web Development

Custom themes, sites, and components.

NEED A DEVELOPER?

WHAT I BUILD:

CUSTOM WP THEMES

With WordPress and Advanced Custom Fields, I create custom themes that match brand needs, ensure future content flexibility, and give content managers/designers complete control over the front end.

Baking a cake from scratch not your thing?
No worries, I’m also able to manipulate your current theme or other premium themes to match your brand.

SINGLE PAGE APPLICATIONS

Using the React framework, vanilla JS, or jQuery I can build custom components from the ground up or help to integrate your components into a single working application.

SITE / COMPONENT TUNE UPS

DIY gone wrong?

I can you help you with your CRM, SEO, API, specialty library and other various plugin integration.

Old javascript holding you back?

I can help cut down your bloat and update your code to modern standards.

HOW I BUILD:

RESPONSIVE

In 2017 mobile traffic surpassed desktop traffic for a majority of users.

I start each project with a responsive first mentality. Whether it’s my design, or from the imagination of a colleague, I make sure that mobile and tablet are accounted for first.

This process of scaling mobile up (as opposed to scaling desktop down) makes development a breeze and puts user experience above all.

DYNAMIC

Whether using React for applications, WordPress for advanced CMS, or building individual components with es6, I can help cater the experience of users to match specific client needs.

Using dynamic content I can help keep users on page longer and make each experience more meaningful.

EFFICIENT

Get your information to users with the speed they’ve come to expect.

By using modern build tools (gulp, sass, node, git, webpack, eslint) and through code simplification/organization, I can help cut down on load times, reduce site bloat, and streamline the front end.

WHO I AM:

Hi, I'm Jess S Spaude.

I’m a developer/designer/father/husband/brother.

I have 5+ years of development experience and am a grad of the BCIT School of Business Web Development Program.

This experience coupled with a decade of managing businesses in the fast paced and ever-changing hospitality field, means I know how to budget, plan, and execute my time to the fullest. I’m also experienced with and enjoy working in teams of all sizes.

These skills make me the ideal candidate to complete projects professionally, on-time, and to exact specifications.

Jess and his daughter

SHOWCASE:

MOCK DRAFT TOOL

ES6
REACT
FIREBASE
REACT HOOKS

We’ve all heard the saying “use the right tool for the job.” But what if that tool doesn’t exist?

You build it. This project has spanned my entire history with javascript. It started as a quick and dirty jquery build. I then took that tool and recreated it using es6 classes and indexedDB. Once I reached my limitations with using only node and es6 I decided to use this tool as a way to teach myself React. Now we have a Single Page Application that is ready to use.

Always a work in progress, this tool has been my sandbox for learning everything I can about data management in javascript.

    Details:

  • Create React App
  • React Hooks
  • Firebase Utilization
  • Netlify Deployment

CROSSFIT WORLD'S END

WORDPRESS DEVELOPMENT
CUSTOM THEME
ACF

A site rebrand project updated with a custom theme built using ACF.

By using a component based development strategy, this build allows the client to fully customize content as they see fit.

    Details:

  • MINDBODY CRM integrated into the custom WordPress theme.
  • Formidable forms plugin usage
  • Integration of multiple google APIs

Psygen.ca

WP BAKERY
SALIENT THEME
DESIGN

Using a premium theme, wpbakery, and my design knowledge I successfully recreated the Pysgen.ca homepage. This project was made while working for Vancouver Websites.

    Details:

  • Custom Design
  • Premium Theme
  • Custom CSS
  • Quick Build

WEST COAST CLEANING

WORDPRESS DEVELOPMENT
CUSTOM THEME
ACF
TEAM BUILD

A custom theme built during my time at Colony Digital. This theme was built in conjunction with a small team consisting of developers, digital marketing specialists, and designers.

With the wonder of Advanced Custom Fields the site admin has full customization abilities.

    Details:

  • Gravity Forms integration
  • Single Page Design
  • Team build tools used: bitbucket, invision, asana, slack
  • Custom built js components (team slider)

WILD EMPATHY

WORDPRESS DEVELOPMENT
CHILD THEME
TEAM BUILD

Wild Empathy is an ongoing installation piece at Emily Carr. This project was built by working closely with the client’s chosen graphic designer. By communicating through the InVision app I was able to build this child theme to the designer’s exact specifications.

    Details:

  • Small team build
  • Reported directly to designer
  • Team build tools used: invision