About

My name is Bogdan Alexandru Carlugea and I'm an experienced freelance front-end web developer based in Manchester, United Kingdom. My heart is in front end development, coding HTML5 / XHTML and CSS and implementing jQuery for animation and functionality.

I'm specialised in front-end development (e.g. user interface or UI) web code and WordPress. For those of you who don't understand digital jargon, this means I convert web designs (from Photoshop, Fireworks or Illustrator... but I prefer Photoshop layered files) into fully-functioning websites built upon the incredibly easy-to-use WordPress platform.

I'm focused on semantics, accessibility, usability and I have the ability to test and debug my code for cross browser/platform compatibility.

I am an efficient, well-grounded and accomplished individual who can work well alone, as part of a team and in leadership positions, across multiple projects simultaneously. I aim for the highest standard in all areas of my work, always looking to improve and assist others to deliver amazing results.

I also have ...

  • excellent attention to detail
  • a good eye for design
  • experience in UX/UI

And I'm able to ...

  • learn quickly and adapt
  • communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • work independently as well as within a team
  • work under pressure to meet deadlines
Bogdan Alexandru Carlugea Frontend Developer

Technical knowledge

photoshop slicing
html5 coding
css3 coding
css3
bootstrap coding
jQuery coding
Wordpress coding
Woocommerce coding

Experience

Senior Frontend Developer Contract - Avanade, Cambridge, UK (SEP 2017 - FEB 2018)

  • I've worked on a contract basis for one of Avanade's top clients based in Cambridge in an Agile environment to develop the UI for a Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Portal.
  • Worked hand in hand with the design & UX department to create the UI according to the project's brief
  • SEO Semantic Code
  • Coding websites using HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  • Using Bootstrap as the main CSS framework
  • Using jQuery as the main Javascript library
  • Technologies that I've used: Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, Zeplin, Invision, HTML5, CSS3 & jQuery
  • Creating and updating the webpages according to project's brief

Freelance Frontend Web developer - (JUN 2015 -)

  • SEO Semantic Code
  • Coding websites using HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  • Coding newsletters using HTML tables
  • Using Bootstrap as the main CSS framework
  • Using jQuery as the main Javascript library
  • Coding Wordpress websites and Ecommerce websites
  • Creating and updating the webpages according to project's brief

Frontend Web developer - Govtoday, Manchester, UK (JAN 2012 - JUN 2015)

  • Coding Govtoday, Securing the Future & Health and Social Care websites & event websites using HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  • Coding newsletters using HTML tables
  • Using jQuery as the main Javascript library
  • Light-weight tableless CSS layout
  • Easy to integrate with Joomla which was the main CMS used in our developed projects
  • Clean W3C Valid XHTML / CSS or HTML5 and CSS3
  • Optimizing the written code to achieve the same visual results under Windows based browsers: IE7+, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox
  • Optimizing the written code also for Mac users and targeting Firefox, Safari & Chrome browsers
  • Creating and updating the webpages according to project's brief
  • SEO Semantic Code

Frontend Web developer - Pixel Press.co (SEP 2010 - SEP 2011)

  • Hand coded XHTML Strict ( hand coded XHTML and using Dreamweaver for code highlighting)
  • Hand coded CSS ( hand coded CSS and using Dreamweaver for code highlighting)
  • Coding websites using HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  • Using jQuery as the main Javascript library
  • Light-weight tableless CSS layout
  • Easy to integrate with Wordpress which was the main CMS used in our developed projects or any other CMS
  • Clean W3C Valid XHTML / CSS or HTML5 and CSS3
  • Optimizing the written code to achieve the same visual results under Windows based browsers: IE7, IE8, IE9, Safari 4 +, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox 3+
  • Optimizing the written code also for Mac users and targeting Firefox, Safari & Chrome browsers
  • Creating and updating the webpages according to project's brief and client's requests
  • SEO Semantic Code
  • Using Basecamp as the project management tool
  • Using Tortoise SVN as the main subversioning client

Frontend Web developer - Netbridge Development SRL, Bucharest, Romania (JUN 2008 - SEP 2011)

  • Hand coded XHTML Strict or Transitional Markup ( hand coded or using Dreamweaver)
  • Hand coded CSS ( hand coded or using Dreamweaver)
  • Hand coding E-mail Newsletters
  • Light-weight tableless CSS layout
  • Easy to integrate with any CMS
  • Clean W3C Valid XHTML / CSS
  • Optimizing the written code to achieve same results in browsers: IE6, IE7, IE8, Safari3+, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox 2 & Firefox 3
  • Updating the webpages according to Project's Manager requests
  • SEO Semantic Code

Frontend Web developer - Tevin Solutions & eRepublik.com, Bucharest, Romania (FEB 2008 - JUN 2008)

While at eRepublik.com, I created pages for the beta version of the eRepublik game.

My primary role was as a Front-end developer, taking approved designs from our creative director and building the XHTML & CSS code. At Tevin Solutions I've created XHTML & CSS code for websites in Tevin's portofolio.

Online Manager - IDG Romania, Bucharest, Romania (OCT 2007 - FEB 2008)

  • Supervising all activities regarding the company's sites and newsletters (www.pcworld.ro, www.computerworld.ro, www.networkworld.ro, www.idg.ro, www.idgpartners.ro);
  • Working together with the company's editors-in-chief on the site and newsletters layout, usability and functionality;
  • Managing a local basic development team;
  • Interfacing with an outsourced development team;
  • Managing partnerships on online advertising on IDG Romania's sites and newsletters;
  • Doing monthly reports and implementing proactive solutions in order to improve the sites' and newsletters' metrics;

Web developer - IDG Romania, Bucharest, Romania (SEP 2005 - OCT 2007)

Whilst working at PC World Romania, I created pages for the www.pcworld.ro website and other medium websites & business events websites for Computerworld Romania & Networkworld Romania. Work consisted of developing websites in tabular HTML layouts based on Adobe Photoshop designs from the creative team.