Ryan Briscall

Developer. Owner of Dekker Designs. Creator of rbGrid, rbCMS, and rbLAN.

Front-end Developer

Primary Skills

As a front-end specialist, my primary skills are:

  • HTML 4, 5 / XHTML
  • CSS 1, 2, 3
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • XHR / AJAX
  • UX / Usability
  • W3C / WHATWG
  • CMS / Joomla
  • SEO
  • Accessibility
  • Semantic Markup
  • Content Strategy
  • Website Performance
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Cross-Browser
  • Cross-Platform
  • Cross-Device

Secondary Skills

As a front-end professional, my secondary skills are:

  • Bootstraps (Twitter)
  • HTML & CSS Frameworks
  • CSS Grids & Resets
  • XML / XSLT, JSON
  • RSS / ATOM
  • WordPress, Drupal
  • LESS / Sass (SCSS)
  • WAI-ARIA
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Mobile Development
  • WebKit / Retina
  • Web Font Embedding
  • Website Compression
  • Internationalization
  • Localization

Additional Skills

As a front-end guru, my additional skills are:

  • HTML5 Boilerplate
  • HTML5 APIs
  • JS Libraries (MooTools, Prototype, Underscore.js)
  • JS Platforms (Node.js)
  • JS Frameworks (Backbone.js, Angular, ExtJS)
  • Font-Services (Typekit, Google, Icomoon)
  • Print Design
  • Offline Web Apps
  • CoffeeScript
  • Modernizr
  • Haml
  • Testing & Debugging

Back-end Developer

Primary Skills

As a back-end professional, my primary skills are:

  • FTP, SFTP
  • SSH, SCP
  • PHP 4, 5 / MySQL 4, 5
  • SVN, Git
  • OOP, MVC
  • RegEx
  • .htaccess
  • Customization
  • CMS Development
  • Netbeans, Phpstorm
  • Bitbucket, Github
  • VirtualBox / Linux
  • cPanel / Webmin
  • Apache, Hosts
  • URL Rewriting
  • 301 Redirecting
  • API & CRM Development
  • Local Development

Secondary Skills

As a back-end guru, my secondary skills are:

  • CMS Systems
  • eCommerce / PCI
  • Merchant APIs
  • Payment Gateways
  • Basic Networking
  • Server Management
  • Database Management
  • SSH-Key / Authorization
  • Wiki Management
  • PayPal
  • Moneris
  • Beanstream
  • Chase Paymentech
  • INTERAC
  • Localization
  • Internationalization

Additional Skills

As a back-end enthusiast, my additional skills are:

  • PHP Frameworks (CodeIgniter, etc.)
  • PHP Extensions (cURL, Imagick, FPDF, etc.)
  • PHP Templating Engines (Twig, Smarty, etc.)
  • Terminal Tools (ZIP, TAR, GREP, etc.)
  • eCommerce Engines (OScommerce, VirtueMart, Magento, etc.)
  • Mailing Systems (Exact Target, Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Web Services (SOAP, etc.)
  • Server Engines (nginx)
  • Microsoft Platform (ASP, IIS, MSSQL, etc.)
  • Flash (ActionScript)
  • Unit Testing
  • Debugging

Media Developer

2D Graphics Designer

In graphics design, my primary skills are:

  • Logo Design
  • Template Design
  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Sketching
  • Photo Touch-up
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Fireworks
  • Plugins
  • Textures
  • Assets

3D Graphics Designer

Using 3DSMAX, my skills are:

  • Box Modelling
  • Lathe Modelling
  • Sub Texturing
  • UV Wrapping / Unwrapping
  • Animation
  • 3-Way Lighting
  • Volumetric & Lens-effect Lighting
  • Dynamics
  • Reactor

Video Composer

For video composing, my skills are:

  • Premiere
  • Encore (DVD)

Drafting

Using ACAD, my skills are:

  • Drawing Setup
  • Use of Drawing template files
  • Layers & Object Properties
  • Creating & Analysing Objects
  • Drawing Utilities
  • Object Snaps
  • Dynamic input
  • Drawing Editing Commands
  • Enquiry Commands
  • Annotating a Drawing
  • Dimensioning a Drawing
  • Use of blocks
  • Working with DesignCenter
  • Creating Layouts & Plotting