Introduction

From my studio in Cambridgeshire I work with design agencies as a freelance frontend developer. Using Foundation as my frontend framework, I’ll supply you with vanilla frontend markup of your visuals. This gives you the freedom to use your own preferred CMS and backend developer.

Is this service for you

My freelance frontend developer service is best suited to creative design agencies and companies who require just static markup of their supplied visuals. Ideally you’ll have a backend developer in place to migrate my frontend markup into your preferred CMS templating engine.

This service is not recommended for those that require a CMS or eCommerce functionality.

What’s included

Pixel perfect recreation of your visuals
I appreciate good design and understand the importance of creating a faithful recreation of your visuals. I can reassure you that my attention to detail is second to none. So if it’s a 2 pixel border you ask for, a 2 pixel border is just what you’ll get.
Browser testing and QA
Each site I build is fully tested for bugs and quality assurance before it leaves my studio. I test on live devices which ensures an accurate representation. In the unlikely event a big has slipped the net, just shout and I’ll be happy to fix this at no additional charge.
Headache free markup
Working with legacy code can be a nightmare, a developer shouldn’t have to worry about interpreting poorly written code. I aim to make the frontend markup I supply easy to read, modify and extend. I achieve this with detailed commenting, semantic class naming, logical file structuring and SASS powered styling. You can learn more about how I build my sites on my technology page.
Developer handover
A full handover is included, at no extra cost. I’ll provide your backend developer with a detailed one-to-one overview of the supplied markup. I’ll also be on hand to answer any additional queries you may have during the development of the backend.

Why Foundation

There are many benefits in choosing Foundation over Bootstrap, an alternative framework used by other freelance frontend developers. These include the core technologies the framework is built on, the size of the user base and ease of customisation. That being said, if you have an alternative framework you would like to use, just ask.

Trusted by big brands
Foundation is the frontend framework of choice for some of the world’s biggest brands. They include Mini, Coca Cola, Barclays Bank & Ford to name a few.
Fully customisable
A common complaint against Bootstrap is the time a frontend developer needs to spend striping out the pre-defined styles. Foundation’s bare-bones appearance and SASS mixins make customising the framework a quick and simple process. Its modular approach means a developer only has to include the functionality they require, reducing file size and increase page load speed.
Mobile first
Responsive web design comes naturally to those who use Foundation framework. An excellent mobile first and fluid grid system adapts to any given viewport. Which is great for SEO & your users.
Open source
Foundation’s origins date back to 2008 when it was used as a prototyping platform. In 2011 the Foundation we know today was first launched to the public as an open source project. Which means it’s free to use, with no limitations on modifying its functionality to suit your project.

How much could it cost

Unlike some, I don’t like to bill by the hour. Instead I’ll review the requirements of your project and provide a flat-rate cost for the development of your website. I find this is much more transparent and beneficial for both parties. The costs of a typical project will vary depending on the scope and scale, so for a quotation please get in touch.