As a Front End Developer at Syfy, I translated designs to code to work within the Drupal CMS. I collaborated with the creative teams on best strategies to bring their designs to life.
Back in 2014 I was the lead Front End Developer at Syfy, responsible for the front-end maintenance of Syfy.com and the build and implementation of many, many microsites and sponsored special features.
The show sites I worked on during my time with Syfy included: Sharknado (still yet to watch it through), Helix, Ascension, 12 Monkeys, Dominion, Face Off, and many more.
The following are a few of the more notable projects I worked on during my time at Syfy. Unfortunately, none of these sites are are around any more. Bummer.
Blastr & Dvice
Blastr and Dvice were Syfy's special interest fantasy and technology blogs.
I worked in close collaboration with designers, backend devs and marketing stakeholders. Advised on best practices, created prototypes and argued for UX improvements.
Advised on translating designs across screen sizes, responsible for creatively handling transitions between supplied screen size designs.
Built using a Drupal distribution, I worked with the backend devs to create and style custom modules while also building the overall themes.
Both sites have since been rolled into the current Syfy Wire site.
Opposite Worlds & Face/Off
Websites for two of Syfy's popular unscripted shows.
During airing, viewers tweeted their feelings on the contestants - taking a supplied JSON feed, the site would updated every 30 seconds, to show a ranked listing of contestants based on the audience's sentiment.
I was honored to receive a “GEM: Above and Beyond” award from Syfy/NBC Universal as recognition of my work effort on Syfy sites, in particular the Opposite Worlds microsite.
Promotional show site, updated after each episode airing to display location of characters.
Executed supplied design for desktop size. Translated design across multiple screen sizes to create responsive site. Created in a such a manner to work using the existing, older CMS.
Want to know what it was like working with all the sci-fi nerds?
Well, it was great! But if you'd like to talk further about my contributions while at Syfy, just reach out.