Simon Chan

Twickenham, London

A front end web developer who believes in web standards and accessibility - core skill sets are:

  • HTML5
  • jQuery (& DOM scripting)
  • accessibility
  • prototyping
  • pixel perfect build from PSD's
  • UX
  • responsive / adaptive web dev
  • CMS / .NET integration

Widdle is a virtual place I inhabit. It's the place I go to do some coding, experiment with new ideas and concepts and type stream of consciousness thoughts within silly html tags...

This site is a constant work in progress.

10th June 2019

  • I'm back from sabbatical and holiday. Available for new contract work.
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About me

Contract Front End developer

I am a technical front end web developer who believes in creating valid web standards based markup whilst following good accessibility practises.

Comprehensive experience of translating business requirements into workable technical front end solutions. I also enjoy taking an active role in the development/design iteration process.

Comfortable working on new project builds or extending/maintaining existing codebase.

Platform independent front end web developent - happy to work in .Net/J2EE environment, mac/pc, using templating (Handlebars)/CMS (Episerver, Orchard, Sitefinity, Umbraco) systems, front end frameworks (Bootstrap/Materialize/Material Design Lite/Yahoo Pure.CSS, version control GIT/SVN/TFS and CSS/precompilers (SASS and LESS)/Object Orientated CSS with a BEM development approach.

Wide knowledge of working in various business channels such as telecoms, broadcasting, digital agency, banking/finance and national print media.

Tablet development

Recent work

  • example of the Patient homepage


    Clinical information website - Lead front end developer, helped to manage offshore dev team and establish new workflows to improve the way London based teams worked together to bring new products to market.

  • example of Preqin work


    Financial data and insights - Lead front end dev, brought in to save a project that ws behind schedule. Delivered all front end on time.

  • example of the electronic medicinescompendium homepage


    Independent medicines database - Build accessible front end for two large projects, one which was tested and evaluated by the RNIB

  • example of wallstreetdoc work


    SAAS Fintech - Developed front end templates using both Materialise and Material Design Lite framework for a project prototype.

  • example of newday work


    Credit (Amazon / Arcadia / Thomson holidays) - Responsibilities include UX prototyping, coding, tech documentation, mentoring, managing and QAing third party suppliers

  • example of atlantis healthcare work

    Atlantis Healthcare

    Health psychology - New sit build as well as upgrading exisiting build sites. Orchard CMS, CRM, SQL in a dotnet environment.

  • example of News UK work

    News UK

    Publisher (Times/Sun) - Became UI Lead whilst there. Worked on GRAILS platform providing front end on acquisition and self service paywall platforms.