Background

A bit about me
Ben Stillwell

I've been designing websites since 2005 and my service is professional, personal and creative. My forte revolves around content management system integration, responsive design, UI, UX, organic SEO and generally trying to be creative. All my websites are designed and developed to requirements and the finished product is always of the highest standard.

I am also familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and can design all types of graphics and print media documents. Previous design work has involved brochures, flyers, logos, banners, booklets and client adverts for publication.

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Profile

Skills • Talent • Clients

Skills

I am a talented, highly motivated and solutions­-focused front­-end web developer with extensive experience designing, developing and managing website projects. My core skills revolve around responsive web development, mobile­-first website layouts, UI planning and the user experience (UX).

  • Semantic HTML5 mark­up
  • UI/UX planning, design and integration
  • CSS3, LESS, SCSS, SASS, COMPASS
  • BEM,OOCSS,SMACSS and Atomic CSS architecture
  • Responsive website development / mobile-­first
  • Javascript framework exposure including AngularJS
  • Bootstrap, Foundation & other frameworks
  • Wireframe layouts & design to HTML development
  • Content Management Systems including Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Perch and Wordpress
  • GitHub / Tortoise SVN for version control
  • Grunt, Bower and NPM
  • Search Engine Optimisation (Organic SEO)
  • jQuery, mobile UI, javascript libraries and plugin integration
  • Greensock animation / CSS3 Animations
  • Cross-­browser testing and UAT
  • Rich Media / Structured Data
  • Website accessibility and design (WAI/WAVE)
  • Polyfills and Modernizr

Software

When developing websites I tend to use Sublime Text for HTML, SCSS and LESS editing, SmartFTP or Dreamweaver for FTP as well as Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Fireworks for graphics. I also use NPM, Bower and Grunt in website builds to streamline the development process.

UI Frameworks

I probably design a lot of websites using Bootstrap but I have also worked on sites using Foundation, Lime99, grid960, PureCSS, Skeleton and Materialize.

Clients

I have worked with a range of businesses since I started web development work. Here are some of my clients:

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Globe Trotting

I love an adventure and seeing the world. I've been to quite a few countries but I've got so much more to explore. Feel free to browse the map below which lists many of the counties and US states I have visited. I am constantly adding to this map...

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I Like...

Food, wine and all things fine!

Aside from working hard developing websites, I have plenty of hobbies and interests which I pursue in my free-time.

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