Hi, I'm Jared.

I'm a meticulous front-end engineer who enjoys developing elegant and engaging web applications.

I currently manage the engineering team at Moboom, where we build and maintain a single-page web development app. I also built and maintain FARMcurious, a successful ecommerce site. For fun I'm developing a chat room applicaton built on Firebase called Chit Chat, and I occasionally dabble in building games.

You can find me at

Some stuff I've done


Moboom

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Moboom is a development platform that offers a variety of products which aim to simplify the process of developing and hosting fast, responsive, and beautiful websites. Built with Backbone.js, products like Homepage and Sitekit allow users to choose a theme, enter some information, and publish with ease. DevKit allows more experienced designers and developers to use Moboom's studio, an immersive drag and drop single page application with the ability to create custom widgets.

Backbone Underscore Handlebars Grunt jQuery Bootstrap LESS Node Require Coffeescript

Chit Chat

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Chit Chat is a chat rooom applicaton I built on top of Firebase. The front end is Backbone and Bootstrap, bundled up with Browserify. I built it because I wanted to learn a few things about front-end architecture and play with real-time data.

You can see the application in action here, and have a look at how its built here.

Backbone Underscore jQuery Firebase Bootstrap Browserify

FARMcurious

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FARMcurious is the brainchild of my beautiful wife, who wanted to make it easier for modern urban homesteaders to find the equipment and resources they need to do anything from raising chickens, to growing food, fermenting vegetables, making cheese, and more. I designed, built, and maintain FARMcurious.com. In its current form it's a WordPress site running WooCommerce. We're currently developing a 5th version of the site, so things will soon change (for the better).

Bootstrap WordPress WooCommerce jQuery Design

Minesweeper

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I was once asked in an interview how I would build the game Minesweeper. I remember giving the best answer I could but truth be told, I didn't fully know how I would build it. So I went home and took a crack it. Then I did it again. It's proven to be a great learning tool. You can check it out here.

Backbone Underscore jQuery

Petersen Precision

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Petersen Precision is a machine and tooling shop that needed a new website. It's built on top of WordPress and uses jQuery for some of the contact form UI.

WordPress jQuery Design

The Good Shephard

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I designed and built Church of the Good Shephard, which needed a way to communicate with their parishioners. Built with WordPress.

WordPress jQuery Design

CT Law Tribune

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Lead front end development work I did while working for ALM Media.

Fatwire JSP jQuery

New York Law Journal

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Front end development work I did while working for ALM Media.

Fatwire JSP jQuery

Law.com

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Front end development work I did while working for ALM Media.

Fatwire JSP jQuery

The American Lawyer

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Front end development work I did while working for ALM Media.

Fatwire JSP jQuery

Law Jobs

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Front end development work I did while working for ALM Media.

Fatwire JSP jQuery

The Recorder

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Front end development work I did while working for ALM Media.

Fatwire JSP jQuery

Gastronaut

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Gastronaut is another WordPress site I built for a now-defunct catering startup. It had a few fun challenges to overcome, my favorite of which was easily updatable and searchable menus.

WordPress jQuery

Work by David Hoffman

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One of the first websites I built. All hardcoded HTML pages; no CMS. Those were the days.

jQuery

Heard Mentallity

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Heard Mentallity (spelled incorrectly on purpose, of course) was a music blog I built for a good friend of mine. It was an insanely fun project at the time. Designed to look like a message board, it had all sorts of fun things like inline audio players, formatted RSS Feeds, and purpose-built Flash player that could be popped out for uninterrupted music while browsing the site.

WordPress Flash jQuery Design

Persephone on Stage

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Persephone on Stage was another early website I built using no CSM. Nothing fancy, it just needed to serve up some simple info.

Design

Adam Cahoon

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Another simple website (that seems to be down at the moment) built for an artist friend of mine. A simple gallery for showing off his work.

WordPress Design

Hot Shots Video

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A WordPress site I built for a neighbor of mine, who runs his own videography business, specialising in sports.

WordPress Design