Lisa Jayne Wells

Front-End Web Developer

I'm a web developer (with an eye for design), a puzzle solver who loves nothing better than finding an elegant solution to a sticky problem.

Most of my development during 2015 has been in WordPress, with all the PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that comes with building a custom site. Currently, I'm building websites using Sass and Foundation, working on the front end of a web app that's chock-a-block with forms, and volunteering to build a site for a Brooklyn-based charity.

Form and Function

A responsive WordPress site designed by Curio Electro. The site was custom-built using the Genesis Framework's PHP hooks and functions, HTML, and CSS.

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Stanhope NJ

A responsive WordPress site designed by Curio Electro and custom-built using the Genesis Framework's PHP hooks and functions, HTML, and CSS. The project incorporates a custom JavaScript control to allow users to persistently resize body type, the Tribe Events Calendar plugin, and a large Uber Menu.

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Carla Lobmier

A responsive site built for fine artist Carla Lobmier, using the Zurb Foundation 6 framework, Gulp, Bower, HTML5, and Sass-flavor CSS.

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Lustre Jewels

A single-page, responsive WordPress site designed by Curio Electro. The site was custom-built in 4 days using the Genesis Framework's PHP hooks and functions, HTML, and CSS.

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Kousouros Law

A responsive WordPress site built for Criminal Defense Attorney James Kousouros. Designed by Donna Agajanian, the site was completely customized using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery.

With WordPress, I was able to deliver a site that the client could maintain and add to without having to call a developer for every little thing.

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Casabella Interiors

A responsive WordPress site designed by Curio Electro. The site was custom-built using the Genesis Framework's PHP hooks and functions, HTML, and CSS.

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Annie Rehill

A responsive WordPress site built for writer and translator Annie Rehill.

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Wild Diner

Final project for the General Assembly Web Development Immersive (an intensive 13-week, 80-hours-per-week course, which I completed in October 2014).

Conceived and built solo in 11 days, Wild Diner's content is user-generated—a site for food foragers to share their finds. It is built with Ruby on Rails, Bootstrap, ActiveRecord, PostgreSQL, JavaScript and jQuery.

The new challenge of the project was learning to consume the Javascript GoogleMaps API. The map is pinned with locations from the database (which is seeded with data around upstate New York). When a pin is clicked, a modal pops up with information about that particular event.

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Before becoming a web developer, I spent my working life in magazine production—collaborating with designers to make their pages clean and functional, and with editors to facilitate their workflow. All InDesign, all the time, I was the go-to girl in town for a set of templates that had everything they needed and nothing they didn't, were easy to use, and easy to change.

I’ve been elected President of the Board of my 84-unit co-op 4 times (with happy residents and staff), I was an unusually punctual grunge-rocker for years (creating a rehearsal space and recording studio), and I recently wrote a JavaScript algorithm to count the stitches in a knitting project (40,004, by the way).