If your website looks bad or outdated, your customers may think your product or your service is as well.
Don't let that happen.
Over 40% of all website users abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Also, a delay of 1 second in page response can lead to a 7% reduction in conversions.
Speed up your site
and increase your success.
I created my first website over 10 years ago, but at that time I did not even think about being a full time web developer. It took me 5 more years to realize that this is what I want to do. I went to university and completed my Bachelor-Degree in computer science with a major focus on digital media at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany. Next to my studies I have been employed as working student at the frontend-department for the online agency Namics in Munich. Since then I am self employed and work for agencies as well as companies and private persons around Europe. In addition I work as freelance frontend engineer in part time for cloud solutions.
My main focus lies on creating customized web applications rather than static websites. Depending on the complexity and size of the project, I can implement the frontend as well as the backend. I am not a full blood designer, but if you like the minimalistic approach I can do that as well. I also have understanding about UX and good UI. Apart from that I create responsive websites and prototypes or help out by working on existing projects.
To see some of my work head over to the project site.
Content first, mobile first, progressive enhancement
To reduce a site's overhead I try to avoid frameworks and libraries like jQuery and Bootstrap if possible. But in some cases it makes sense, for example if you have to support older browsers or other parts of the project depend on it.
If it comes to PHP frameworks I use Laravel, but I also have worked with Codeigniter.
I worked with YouTube's API for BASF´s custom YouTube channel while working at Namics and Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram as well as the YouTube API for hierfuereuch.de, Antenne1's social media aggregator.
I use my own Git-server and Github for subversion, Sublime Text 3 as main texteditor and Photoshop and Illustrator for everything related to images. My gitserver and webservers are hosted by Uberspace. For dependency management I use Bower and Gulp.
For communication and reviews I use Trello, Skype, Slack, Google Hangouts and of course phone and email. For time tracking I use the great webservice Toggl.