Hello! I am Laura and I am front-end web developer who loves reading, going for long walks and watching funny things. I am a graduate of the front-end web development immersive program at HackerYou and I have certificates in web development and design from George Brown College. I also have 10 years of experience working on websites. Check out my resume to learn more about me.
If you would like to get in touch, please contact me at email@example.com.
Web application using React
For The Grocery List app, I used Firebase to store user input for grocery items and React to build the interactive grocery list. Users must create an account in order to access the grocery list generator. The site is hosted on Firebase and is also available on Github.
jQuery interactive site
'Agency' API project
Aaron Roberts, Chiara Zielinsky and I built the Bike and Bean website using the City Bikes and Google Maps APIs. Users can input a starting location to find nearby bike rentals and a destination location to find coffee shops. The site style and functionality were based on a design brief and style guide. We used Git and Github to collaborate on this project.
API web application
Using the Food 2 Fork API, I built a recipe generator called What's for Dinner Tonight? The search field takes user input for ingredients or meal types and then suggests five recipes from Food 2 Fork. The recipes presented are the five highest rated recipes for those search terms. The site is responsive, built with Sass and was entirely designed and developed by me.
One page responsive 'client' website
For this project, I built a one page responsive website for a fake client. The site design is based on a Photoshop file from the client. The site uses Flexbox, media queries, positioning, overlays and was styled with SASS.
Grids are the future!
March 26, 2017
I recently had to do a presentation about something web related for school. I chose to talk about CSS grids because I’d learned about them when I studied web design and I felt like I had something to share with my classmates. Like how I use the 960.gs Photoshop template whenever I put together a wireframe for a site I’m building. Or how Bootstrap is really easy to incorporate into a site...
Practice, practice, practice
March 5, 2017
I was super nervous to enrol in a full‑time web development bootcamp for many reasons. First, it would mean living off my savings and being unemployed for two months. The last time I was unemployed I was 15 and even then I babysat every weekend. Second, it would mean returning to school after 10 years of working full‑time. Could I handle the long days at school...
Sublime Text Snippets: Where have you been my whole life?
February 4, 2017
I’ve been coding for a while. Ten years to be exact. And I have used a lot of text editors along the way. First there was Notepad when I was learning HTML in college. Then Dreamweaver when I started my first job and managed the company’s intranet. I thought Dreamweaver and I were in it for the long haul...