Hello

I'm Nick Lovdnobie. I'm a contract front-end developer and interface designer.

I make things with HTML, Javascript, CSS, SVG and PHP.

I work directly with businesses or with agencies.

You can hire me to design and build web sites, or functional interactive prototypes. If your site, widget or form requires a little bit of animation then that sounds like my cup of tea.

I'm based near Manchester, England.


Wordpress?... If your need a small CMS then it's Perch for the win :)

Testimonials

I've worked on several high profile websites in various sectors (eCommerce, University, Public Transport, Corporate) either as a designer or as a front-end dev. Below is feedback from some recent clients. Contact me for examples / URLs.

My dev kit

If you're interested in this sort of thing...

Work station:Mac OSX, Dell Ultrasharp IPS, Logitech M185
Coding tools:Sublime Text, Firebug, Stackoverflow
Project tools:Git Tower, Fire FTP, Sequel Pro
Image tools:PS, AI, PNG Quant
Boilerplate:jQuery, Bootstrap CSS
Task mngt:Any.do, Trello
Testing:Browserstack, Litmus
Mobile kit:iPad, InkPad, Textastic, Logitech K480

Feel free to add your recommendation to my list...

My process

If you don't already have a process in place for your project then my suggestion would be something like this...

Consultation

Firstly, we establish what you need. I provide both design and development services although I often take on jobs where the visual design is already nailed down and requires converting into a functional device-responsive website.

Development

I'll set out the requirements and development tasks into a simple contract. This means we know when the project is complete and what your development costs will be. I also set out development milestones to provide opportunity for you to approve the work in progress. And you'll have access to the work at any time via a Git repository.

Design

Typically, we'll start by allocating time to research, interrogation, ideas development and visualisation. Ultimately, I'll produce a solution in the form of detailed visual designs that will then inform the development.

If interaction design (and conversion) are critical to the business then I recommend an iterative design approach that combines design and front-end development in the form of a working prototype, where each iteration informs the next, uncovering nuances, opportunities and challenges that designing independently does not. You can include user-testing in that process too.

Development

I'll set out the requirements and development tasks into a simple contract. This means we know when the project is complete and what your development costs will be. I also set out development milestones to provide opportunity for you to approve the work in progress. And you'll have access to the work at any time via a Git repository.

Contact me

I am currently booking work for end of November 2016 so please get in touch...

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