What I've Done A small selection of the work I've done

Internet Solutions - Interactive Map

Internet Solutions - Interactive Map

Responsibilities

  • Responsive map
  • Advanced custom sidebar menu
  • Staggered data loading for increased UI responsiveness
  • Design: Desktop & mobile sidebar navigation
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Nike - Touchscreen

Nike - Touchscreen

Responsibilities

  • Animation
  • Audio Processing
  • Online / offline data synchronisation
  • Social media integration
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Medscheme - Website

Medscheme - Website

Responsibilities

  • Custom responsive WordPress theme development
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BMW - Z4 Game

BMW - Z4 Game

Responsibilities

  • Flash (Actionscript) development
  • Sound engineering
  • Vehicle physics programming
  • "Digital paint" physics programming
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Buildaid Radio - Website

Buildaid Radio - Website

Responsibilities

  • Website design
  • Custom responsive WordPress theme development
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Makro - Website

Makro - Website

Responsibilities

  • Front-end Development: Markup + CSS + JavaScript
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BMW - M3 3D visualiser

BMW - M3 3D visualiser

Responsibilities

  • Flash (Actionscript) development
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Internet Solutions - Interactive Map

Internet Solutions - Interactive Map

Responsibilities

  • Responsive map
  • Advanced custom sidebar menu
  • Staggered data loading for increased UI responsiveness
  • Design: Desktop & mobile sidebar navigation
View Project
Nike - Touchscreen

Nike - Touchscreen

Responsibilities

  • Animation
  • Audio Processing
  • Online / offline data synchronisation
  • Social media integration
View Video
Medscheme - Website

Medscheme - Website

Responsibilities

  • Custom responsive WordPress theme development
View Project
BMW - Z4 Game

BMW - Z4 Game

Responsibilities

  • Flash (Actionscript) development
  • Sound engineering
  • Vehicle physics programming
  • "Digital paint" physics programming
View Project
Buildaid Radio - Website

Buildaid Radio - Website

Responsibilities

  • Website design
  • Custom responsive WordPress theme development
View Project
Makro - Website

Makro - Website

Responsibilities

  • Front-end Development: Markup + CSS + JavaScript
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BMW - M3 3D visualiser

BMW - M3 3D visualiser

Responsibilities

  • Flash (Actionscript) development
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Who I am

Barry Els is a creative developer with 13 years programming experience who loves code, cooking, drawing, family and friends. He spends his days writing code for Digital Path in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Skills

HTML 4 & 5
13 years experience
10 / 10
A strong focus on web standards, semantic markup and cross-browser compatibility.
CSS
13 years experience
10 / 10
I've been using LESS and SASS for quite some time, it helps form the basis for a modular approach to styling apps and websites. I'm also a fan of Bootstrap (at least as a foundation).
JavaScript
13 years experience
10 / 10
I utilise the progressive enhancement technique to ensure my apps and websites remain usable even on the most basic of devices. I also focus on building modular components that are testable and reusable.
PHP
8 years experience
8 / 10
Having previously been part of a team building a custom templating engine, I'm now focused on building rock-solid custom PHP code.
Actionscript 2 & 3
12 years experience
10 / 10
Flash is no longer the mainstay of brochure websites, but having worked in Actionscript has taught me how to think about the user interaction model.
AppleScript
5 years experience
8 / 10
A really fun language for Mac OS. I've built my own text replacement utility, some Finder file/folder scripts, browser user agent switcher, etc.
UI / UX Design
13 years experience
8 / 10
This is how I first got into development, sketching UIs on post-it notes. I have a passion for making users smile through thoughtful "It just works" UI executions.
WordPress Theme Development
6 years experience
9 / 10
Building custom WordPress themes, plus site-specific plugins to allow clients to have an admin interface that it easy to use.

Résumé

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Who I've Done Work For

  • Afrocentric HealthAfrocentric Health
  • AirwickAirwick
  • BMWBMW
  • DettolDettol
  • DStvDStv
  • DurexDurex
  • HollardHollard
  • Internet SolutionsInternet Solutions
  • InvestecInvestec
  • LibertyLiberty
  • MakroMakro
  • MedschemeMedscheme
  • MTNMTN
  • Nashua MobileNashua Mobile
  • NeotelNeotel
  • NikeNike
  • NokiaNokia
  • PoweradePowerade
  • PPCPPC
  • SABSAB
  • SavannaSavanna
  • SEACOMSEACOM
  • SubaruSubaru
  • Sun InternationalSun International
  • Surf4CarsSurf4Cars
  • TransactTransact

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