From my studio in Cambridgeshire I work as a freelance frontend developer. Built with Foundation framework, I’ll supply you with vanilla frontend markup of your visuals. You have the freedom to use your own preferred CMS and backend developer.
Is this service for you
This service is best suited to independent designers, creative design agencies and small to medium businesses who require static markup of their visual designs. You’ll have a backend developer in place to migrate my markup into your preferred content management system.
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 you find a bug just shout, 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 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.
A full handover is included, at no extra cost. I’ll provide a detailed one-to-one overview of the supplied source code. I’ll also be on hand to answer any additional queries you may have during the development of the backend.
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 choice for some of the world’s biggest brands. They include Mini, Coca Cola, Barclays Bank & Ford to name a few.
A common complaint against Bootstrap is the time required to strip 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.
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.
The framework dates 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 my freelance frontend developer service. I find this is much more transparent and beneficial for both parties. The costs of a typical website will vary depending on the scope and scale, for a quick estimate use my website cost calculator, or for a detailed quotation please get in touch.