Barry Bloye

Front-end Web Developer

What I do

I am a highly-skilled freelance Front-end Web Developer, based near Brighton and Lewes in East Sussex, England.

I have nine years' professional experience of client-side coding, server-side coding and emarketing, and have previously worked in both agency and internal web teams.

Front-end development

I use the current standards in HTML and CSS to create sites and templates that are friendly to search-engines, widely compatible with browsers and devices, and accessible to all. I also use the jQuery JavaScript library to add that extra something special to my work

WordPress development

I build templates and set up websites using the WordPress CMS/blogging platform to make site management easy.

Email newsletters and templates

I build HTML email newsletters from scratch, including MailChimp integration and setup for simple mail-outs and list management. I can also take care of handling your regular emails, adding content to and sending your newsletters through the MailChimp system.

Trouble-shooting and browser issues

Older browsers can throw up all sorts of unexpected quirks that can be frustrating and time-consuming to resolve. I can put my experience to good use to track down and resolve issues with legacy browsers that you still need your site to support.

I specialise in…

Accurate translation of designs

With a meticulous eye-for-detail, I use existing versions of HTML and CSS along with new developments to turn static visuals in to flexible, compatible websites.

Accessible and search-engine friendly websites

Building with accessibility in mind makes websites better for all users, and means that search engines can help people find you.

Forward-looking, backwards-compatible sites

Embracing modern techniques that take advantage of the latest browser developments whilst still providing a good experience for users of older browsers.

My work

Whilst working at web and social media agency, NixonMcInnes, I was very lucky to develop front-end on sites for clients such as T-Mobile, Co-operative Financial Services and Sightsavers. See more about my previous work.

Testimonials

“Barry has worked with Devour providing front-end and CMS development for several years now. Barry is adept at solving the many complicated technical problems that we throw at him and consistently provides work to of a very high standard. He is very knowledgeable regarding the latest development techniques, standards compliance and responsive design and he is also fantastic to work with on a personal level, so we look forward to producing many more websites with him in the future.”

Guy Powell, Creative Director, Devour Design

“Barry is a reliable developer who has been instrumental in the timely delivery of three WordPress sites designed by Puree Design for our clients. He has faithfully recreated every detail from our original designs, offering useful technical input and recommendations where they are needed. His technical guidance in getting to grips with WordPress has been invaluable, and his 'after go-live' support has been great.”

Martine Scott, Creative Director, Puree Design Limited

Availability

I am currently available for work. If you are in need of an experienced web developer, please drop me an email or call me on 07941 912034.