While technology is important, it's what we do with it that truly matters.Mohammad Yunus
Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible.Alan Kay
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.Thomas Alva Edison
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.Albert Einstein
A finance girl goes web...
My name is Anika and after years in finance & controlling I've started my second career as a web developer a while ago. Discovering my passion to code was like a revelation, although I've always been kind of tech savvy in my previous business life.
I love what I do, using well established best-practices combined with customized and individual solutions. Depending on the complexity and project requirements I choose from a variety of languages, tools and techniques. For example:
Here you can find some examples for the services I offer and tasks I can support you with. The list is by no means exhaustive, so whatever you need for your project, just let me know about and I’m happy to make it possible!
You may have heard about SEO and even if the hype sometimes seems to be a little bit exaggerated, there are some aspects you should consider in order to help Google or other search engines to find your page and give it a good ranking.
SEO is not only about meta tags and keywords, it’s also about clean and clear code and page structure, pretty URLs, page speed, responsiveness, security (SSL certification), providing (XML-)site maps, adding instructions for web crawlers and much more.
While developing new web projects, I keep SEO in mind of course. But I can also help you improving your existing website in terms of SEO. When using WordPress, there are also several plugins which can come in handy, for example SEO Yoast.
Want to work with me? Just use my contact form below. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Don't forget to check out my portfolio!
Below you can find a selection of my projects and work samples. Do you want to know more? Just get in contact!
This theme was developed from scratch, based on the Wordpress starter theme Underscores.
It's highly customizable, fully responsive, accessible and cross browser compatible. It includes a masonry like post grid layout for archive and search pages and further nice UX features like a sticky navigation bar, a dynamic back-to-top-button as well as an animated mobile menu toggle button. It also supports SVG icons including fallbacks for old browsers.
With my secret weakness for macarons I thought it was a perfect idea to set up a fictitious eCommerce store for it.
In parallel it's my dummy shop to test new plugins, updates or more complex code changes before using it in production.
Work in progress: Sushi & Noodles
If I ever open a restaurant, it will be this. And here you can have a glimpse on its future online presence. It comes with optional hero images, easy to customize menu & testimonials section, a reservations form, blog/news pages and much more. Additionally I used some features of the Jetpack plugin. Of course, there's also space for some fun: Flying sushi pieces cross the screen from time to time, animating the visitor to interact.
Next step will be to integrate an online food ordering service using the WooCommerce plugin.
I wanted to present some of my travel pictures in a new way than just having another image gallery. In order to have some variation from game to game, on refresh it chooses an amount of 12 cards from a stack of 20 images, duplicates this array, shuffles it and builts the game in HTML.
For the responsive grid layout I gave CSS Grid a try and I'm really happy with it. The game works in most browsers, but I have still to add support for Internet Explorer...
It features user registration and authentication, user profiles including image upload, a community page, contact form, email notifications, subscription for basic or premium membership and billing process via Stripe.
This page here you're surfing right now, I have built from scratch, with the use of the Bootstrap framework and some custom jQuery for the little tweaking here and there. A bit of Ajax and PHP is used for the contact form.
I wanted a clean, simple, responsive layout with some nice features like smooth scrolling, dynamic back-to-top-button, sticky header, a quote slider and some popovers etc. to show you some of the options you have when using Bootstrap. Yes, I like Bootstrap, but of course there are also other good frameworks out there like Bulma, Materialize CSS and so on and I'm happy to try out any other. ;-)
For an upcoming project I wanted to create something I had in mind since a while. So I set up this colour- and playful scenery for a home page navigation, using CSS animations and some parallax effects which react to device orientation, or mouse/ cursor moves.
Take a look here and discover what I've done so far. But please be patient and wait minimum 15 sec to catch everything...
There's more to come soon, I guess. ;-)
Do you want to work with me, have some questions or just want to exchange views about the coding universe? Just fill out the contact form below and I get back to you as soon as possible.
Looking forward to reading from you!