I'm Robin Parker, front-end developer

and I like to build stuff

About Me

I’ve been involved in building (and occasionally designing) websites for ten years now, working with clients of all shapes and sizes, from small startups to established international brands. The technologies I use day to day include HTML(5), CSS(3) and JavaScript. I also have experience with a variety of other technologies and platforms including LESS, Sass, jQuery, AngularJS, Grunt, SVN, Git, Wordpress, Twitter Bootstrap and others.

When I’m not building websites, I’m generally building Lego with my son, or watching Harry Potter movies with my daughter. Or on the rare occasion I get some time to myself I’ll be playing drums in the shed, trying not to annoy the neighbours.

My Work

Travelsupermarket.com

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • Responsive Web Design

My first project at Travelsupermarket was a responsive retrofit across the existing site, which resulted in bounce rates on smartphones dropping from almost 40% to just under 20%, and conversion rates increasing across all mobile devices.

The second project I was involved in was rebuilding the Car Hire channel using AngularJS for the front-end. This greatly improved the responsiveness of the UI, particularly in terms of filtering and sorting search results, and the same tech stack is currently being implemented across other channels within the Moneysupermarket Group.

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Merseyrail

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Umbraco

I developed the initial Umbraco build and front-end for the new Merseyrail website. It was developed using a ‘mobile first’ approach. The Umbraco back-end was customised with a fully manageable slideshow for the homepage which enabled the (optional) use of ‘responsive images’ - a large version of each image which would be loaded for larger displays (eg. PC monitors) and a smaller, lightweight version for smaller devices such as smartphones.

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TalkTalk Business

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery

I was responsible for building the front-end for the new TalkTalk Business ‘MyAccount’ web app. The app is used by TalkTalk Business customers to manage various aspects of their account, from setting up email addresses to paying bills, and a variety of UI mechanisms were used to make these processes as quick and easy as possible for the user.

Jaguar Land Rover

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Responsive Web Design

I was lead developer on the front-end build for JLR’s new Intranet, powered by SharePoint. It was built responsively and as well as catering for smaller, mobile devices, a layout was created specifically for the large, widescreen monitors in use at JLR.