Meijer

Site Url

www.meijer.com

My Role

I was the lead frontend developer on this fully responsive ecommerce build (built for a Micros client), and I continue to complete code maintenance and updates on this site.

High-level details

  • It is based on OCP (Open Commerce Platform developed by Fry)
  • It is a Java based system, the frontend group worked mostly in the JSP template files
  • It is a fully responsive site
  • The data from this site is being driven by another data source; we call their service with api calls from the java layer of the application
  • There was a team of four frontend developers working on the site

Technologies Used

  • Proprietary javascript organization system for the frontend functionality
  • jQuery
  • SVG/CSS3
  • Json/JsonP/Ajax
  • we used js to do refresh scripting to aid the responsive display

Something Learned

The main thing I think I learned on this site is how to deal with a lot of third party integration and collaboration. Because we were no longer leaning on our base OCP system, for data, or for any of the usual features we use, this site was wide open, in terms of what we could do. There was some frustration when our systems didn’t line and things didn’t work, but, in the end, I think it worked out well, and the client is very pleased with the end product.

Goodyear Auto Service

Site Url

www.goodyearautoservice.com/

My Role

I was recently able to add some cool new functionality to the Goodyear Auto Service site (Micros client.) This functionality was mostly javascript, and shows an animation for the compare feature on their tire search results pages. To see it in action, you can select a vehicle from the home page, and when on the tire search results page, click the compare link or checkbox. The tire image for that tire will fly up to the compare box and fade in. There is also a hover tooltip in the compare box as well.

High-level overview

  • all animation was in javascript, to support older browsers
  • javascript code is organized in an efficient library structure

Family Christian

Site Url

www.familychristian.com

My Role

I was one of the Interface developers for this site build (built for a Grand River Interactive client).

High level overview

  • Built using the enterprise Magento platform
  • The platform uses PHP

Something Learned

This Community page shows some of the interactions I learned during this build. I built the youtube interface here by scratch, and also incorporated the wordpress blog, the Facebook functionality and the twitter feed also.

Shopko

Site Url

www.shopko.com

My Role

I was one of the lead developers on this ecommerce build (built for a Micros client), and I continue to complete code maintenance and updates on this site.

A few high-level details

  • It is based on OCP (Open Commerce Platform developed by Fry)
  • It is a Java based system, the frontend group worked mostly in the JSP template files
  • It is a fixed width site
  • We used a proprietary javascript organization system for the frontend functionality
  • We also used jQuery
  • There was a team of three Interface Developers working on the site

Something Learned

One of the parts that gave us some frustration, but also some learning experiences was the brand slider that is present on the home page and also the interior category pages. There were a lot of client requirements on this, and we had a lot of communication with the backend team as well.