I create highly dynamic web apps using cutting edge technologies
SAQ.com UX Small Analysis
There are some things in this world you have no choice to live with, for us in Quebec, the SAQ is one of them. In Quebec selling alcohol is illegal, only our government can do that. As you can guess, since they are the only one selling imported wines and hard liquors, they have all the market, meaning they don't necessary have to care, you will buy their products either way, guaranteed.
When I first played with this idea I really wanted to do a complete how-to guide to fix the website, but the deeper I was getting into the subject the more I found that would take an enormous amount of time. Instead what you have here is a simple overview of the most atrocious problems (the current website fixed those issues).
WeddingDeck, Online Wedding Planner
Project that I sold in 2013, Weddingdeck is the easy way to manage everything about your wedding. We manage guests, tables, contractors, tasks and much more. You can also save money shopping with us for all your wedding papers need.
More than that, it's a complement tool for professional wedding organizer. Since the product is white-label they can offer it to their clients as their own.
Automatic Release Notes Using GitHub Milestones
Let’s face it, writing release notes is painful. This plugin takes the hard work out and connects directly with your GitHub repository and mashes up some release notes for you using your milestones, issues and comments. It comes with a website but can be plugged anywhere.
BackboneFu, Resources for Backbone.js developers
When I started learning backbone.js (an mvc framework on the front-end) I found that the resources on this framework were too scarce.
This gave me the idea of starting a website dedicated on backbone resources and publish my trial and errors with this framework.
Position-Absolute, Web apps and front-end stuff
Position-absolute.com is a blog I started 6 years ago. I wanted a platform to share my knowledge, challenge and be challenged. Over 6 years I had more than 2 millions visit. It currently gets 25,000 hits a month and has more than 100 articles on UX, researchs, entrepreneurial adventures & front-end development.
jQuery Validation Engine
This project started 5 years ago at a time where all front-end validation solutions were pretty ugly. I wanted a solution that could take seconds to implement and was looking good. 5 years later, the project has been downloaded more than 200,000 times (no kidding), been featured on Smashing Magazine, forked 500 times and is currently being watch by more than 1500 persons on github.
The project is still very active, open sourced and is on Github.
User Experience Wireframing
I love innovative interfaces and hate poor user experience, that is why I spent some time learning what makes or break a website. This knowledge enabled me to make better observations over the UI.
Emailed Receipt - An application that sends you your receipts by email when you buy at the store.
Bambin Bazar - (*Click on Accueil) A classified website only on the children vertical.
Postion Absolute - Prototype of my old blog layout.
Websites I made a major contribution
Sometimes words are just not enough, you want to see what someone worked on. Well, I worked 4 years in agencies before going into web applications. That means a freaking lot of websites, here a list in no particular order were I made a valuable contribution:
- Workopolis Website Creator application
- Contrat de gars
- CKOI Radio
- TV Cogeco
- Bombardier Aviation
- Just for Laughs promotion website
- City of Glass
- Air Canada Vacance
- Bell Bundle
- Board of Montreal Museum Directors
- Corbeil Electronique
- Baton Rouge
- Mikes restaurant
Critical thinker I always try to find the strengths & weaknesses of everything I do & always push beyond my knowledge to build the best products possible.
While I am no fully skilled back-end developer I do have experience in coding and deploying custom CMS, Wordpress and CodeIgniter.
CSS ( + less.js preprocessor)
User Experience wireframe, prototyping
PHP, ORM, CMS & SQL
Winner Confoo Hackfest 2011
The hackfest was a 10 hours competition centred around the yellow API. We created letspubcrawl, a web application to create pub crawls itineraries using google map and the Yellow Page API.
The application has been featured in the Yellow API promotional video.
Winner Boomerang Media 2010
W.illi.am had the mandate to execute the new online vision of zeste.tv, a new tv chain for foodies. I was the front-end developer on the project.
Speaker at Confoo 2012
Did a 1 hour introductory presentation about untangling your jQuery spaghetti code. Deck slides