Sally McGee; A Front-End Developer's Portfolio

Sally McGee

A Front-End Developer's Portfolio

I dream in HTML

Front-end web development. It involves everything I enjoy and excel at: HTML, CSS, Javascript, problem-solving, and constant improvement.

I love working with a crack team of experts - from programmers to graphic designers, business drivers to project managers, IT engineers to content producers.

Let's build something cool together.

Resumé

I've had the privilege of working with great clients on some awesome projects. Download my resumé (PDF) to see the highlights.

Strengths

I have over 16 years of experience developing and managing web sites. Strengths include:

  • User interface design, information architecture, and prototyping
  • A passion for and expertise in hand-coding HTML & CSS
  • A high comfort level in Javascript, jQuery, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Word & Excel
  • Familiarity with Git, WordPress, PHP, VisualStudio.NET, SQL Enterprise Manager
  • Knowledge and experience in search engine optimization (SEO) and social media
  • A love of learning new skills
  • Working well with a team, or alone

Portfolio

A sampling of web projects I have worked on:

Responsive Design for Drupal site

Front-end development for a marketing firm

SquareSpace E-commerce site

An e-commerce site for an artist

Javascript Calculator

Javascript form that collects data and calculates your nitrogen footprint

jQuery Widgets

Reusable features for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's website

Responsive Web Design

Responsive HTML template for pages created using Salsa Advocacy platform

Image Map with Modal Windows

Virtual tour of Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Philip Merrill Environmental Center

Custom Google Maps

Chesapeake Bay Foundation maps for their website

HTML email design

Chesapeake Bay Foundation E-News redesign

Interactive charts

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Economic Benefits Report

Blog design

Chesapeake Bay Foundation blogs at cbf.typepad.com

Web portal and custom CMS

ToolBase.org

Excel-based scoring tool

NGBS Scoring Tool for the National Building Green Standard

About Me

Education

I graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland with a BA in Humanities. I received a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from University of Maryland in College Park. I try to keep up with the industry with online seminars, lynda.com training videos, newsletters and online magazines.

Career

After graduate school, I had a series of temp jobs at DC area libraries. One of those jobs included maintenance of the organization's website. After a few days, I was hooked. I fell in love with HTML, and began a career in the web design field.

Extracurricular Activities

I play cello in my acoustic band, Chick Habit, fulfilling a life-long dream of being a rock star. I love to travel — foreign and domestic — and have a goal of visiting every continent. I'm a terrible athlete, but I do love to run, completeing several races including the Marine Corp Marathon. My greatest joy is playing with my dog, which I rescued in 2013 after he found me running on the country roads in Westmoreland County, Virginia. I also enjoy reading, photography, old movies, and baking.

Causes

Volunteerism and philanthropy have always been important to me, a trait I inherited from my mom. I support causes for animal rights, humanitarian issues, diseases, the environment and the arts.