Laura Salgado Front-end Developer
I have 5 years' experience as a Front-end Developer, and I live in Toronto.
- Purposeful and accessible semantic elements
- Optimal SEO practices
- Responsive and highly performant images
- Responsive design
- Modern layout methods
- Design and development of subtle UI animations
- Including features up to ES9
- Generally vanilla
- RESTful APIs / Ajax
- Enjoy learning frameworks
- Custom themes for WordPress
- Experienced with PHP customizations of many popular plugins including WooCommerce
My work is built to meet WCAG 2.1 AA level accessibility requirements.
I have extensive experience with updating inaccessible legacy codebases to meet the current legal requirements as developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
I take pride in writing code that is compassionate and will be inclusive of the greatest number of people possible.
I've been learning all about functional components, class-based components, hooks, and Redux with the help of Stephen Grider’s fantastic 'Modern React with Redux'.
At officialCOMMUNITY, we had the privilege of working with Sony Music Canada to bring their opulent designs to life for Celine Dion.
To fulfill their specific vision, I coded parallax images that animate from blur to sharp focus, parallax scollling text areas, and navigation menu transitions.
Check out the CodePen I used to workshop my scrolling animations.
I coded most of the custom WordPress theme, which also includes some contributions from our front-end team members.
(Sigh!) I get wistful writing about the project details from my own personal dream client! Doing this work was such a pleasure for me.
At officialCOMMUNITY, I designed all aspects of this website to complement the Dire Straits frontperson's most recent album, ‘Down The Road Wherever’.
I built the custom WordPress theme to showcase his various content types, including a library of all past concerts with a retail offering of each date's authorized audio recording.
I also applied functionality customizations to his WooCommerce Store.
Animal Movie Generator
Using 'The Movie Database' API, I wrote this app to inspire a new way of finding your next must-watch.
Now you can find movies starring your favourite animal!
I enjoyed adding fun surprises on the dynamic film perforations.
I applied traditional painting techniques like layering and transparency using pure CSS to code these flowers.
I was overjoyed to see Chris Coyier hype up this piece on twitter and listen to him discuss it with Marie Mosley on episode 134 of CodePen Radio.
View Aggretsuko Rage Morph on CodePen
Aggretsuko Rage Morph
Created SVG assets in Sketch, GSAP
View Charlotte's Web Animated Page on CodePen
Charlotte’s Web Animated Page
Created SVG assets in Sketch, manual SVG animation
View Chat Loader Morph on CodePen
Chat Loader Morph
SVG Animation, GSAP, Timelines
View Spinning Bowtie Cat on CodePen
Spinning Bowtie Cat
SVG Animation, GSAP, TweenMax
View MC Escher Woodblock Cat on CodePen
MC Escher Woodblock Cat
Pure CSS illustration
View Rain Machine on CodePen
Manual SVG animation, interactive
View Purring Cat on CodePen
Manual SVG animation
View Self Portrait on CodePen
Manually animated pure CSS illustration