Vanils

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Development that makes it through the night

Matti Mehtonen. UX developer from Joensuu, Finland

I'm a UX Developer who respects the details. My skills in graphics help me to do my job better. I do occasionally work as a designer, but in general, I try to give it to someone who is more in to that. This way I can concentrate on what I do best and develop myself the most effective way. I do mainly CSS, HTML and javaScript for mobile, tablet and desktop.

values

Coding

  • Cleanliness

  • Performance

  • No bugs

Experiential

  • Usability

  • Smoothness

  • Pixel perfection

Personal

  • Learn Everyday

  • Be reliable

  • Work hard

Cleanliness

The way the code is written really matters. Clean, neat and easy-to-read code helps to produce applications which just works. I want to be proud even then when the most demanding eye takes a peak over my work.

Performance

The same thing can be done in multiple ways and I want to use the best. I'm using lots of time studying different browsers and trying to get everything out of them. One can easily tell whether an animation has 30 frames per second or 60.

No bugs

This noble goal is unfortunately many times virtually impossible. The bigger the application is the more likely there will be mistakes. Those bugs should not be accepted and constant desire for a bug free product leads to more secure result.

Usability

Usability is not headache only for designers. Usability can be improved in the technical development stage too. Sometimes some animation is not there only for making it look good.

Smoothness

Light animations, quick page load times and flawless layout are things that uplifts the experience. My goal is to make it smooth from the very first click.

Pixel perfection

There is nothing more depressing than seeing your great design falling apart in hands of sloppy developer. I am not going to be that developer, period.

Learn Everyday

There will be always something new to learn. That constant progress could be exhausting, but for me I feel like I get more energy out of it. If I could not learn constantly, I would get bored.

Be reliable

If I promise something, people can count on that. I do my best to hold on schedules and redeem all of the expectations.

Work hard

I spend a lot of time with my work and improving myself. The feeling that comes when achieving something very challenging, is absolutely awesome.

Work

Ilosaarirock

Employer

PKAMK

Responsibilities

Technical development

Year

2012

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Apocalyptica

Employer

Efilon Oy

Responsibilities

Technical development

Year

2013

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GroundZero

Employer

None

Responsibilities

Development

Year

2012-2013

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Mobikoli

Employer

Efilon Oy

Responsibilities

Technical development

Year

2013

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Vanils

Employer

None

Responsibilities

Techical development and graphical design

Year

2013

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Ilosaarirock mobile application

Employer

PKAMK

Responsibilities

Technical development

Year

2012

About Ilosaarirock

Ilosaarirock is an annual rock festival held in Joensuu, Finland. Ilosaarirock is the second oldest rock festival in Finland still active, and also one of the oldest in Europe. The event has over 20,000 daily visitors.

About the project

The project was about mobile app for the event. With the app, one could check current performing artists on stages, make custom list of favourite artists. It contained information about the festival and also a map of area. Application was made with HTML5 and published on Android, iOS and Symbian.

My contribution

My task was technical implementation excluding map functionality. I used Sencha Touch as a core for application, but a lot of features were made with pure javascript.

Apocalyptica - website

Employer

Efilon Oy

Responsibilities

Technical development

Year

2013

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band, formed in 1993. They have sold over four million albums worldwide and their website has about 400 thousand visitors every month.

About the project

Main goal was to create good looking, lightweight and easy-to-manage webservice. Website offers responsive layout and supports mobile and tablet.

My contribution

My responsibility in the project was the technical development of the website. We used WordPress as a publishing platform.

GroundZero javascript library

Employer

None

Responsibilities

Development

Year

2012-2013

About the project

The project started in 2012 and still continues today. It contains 9000 lines of javascript, many times revisited, edited and rewritten. Basic idea is to make my job easier having perfectly optimised tool for my needs, but I've also published it under MIT license. This means everyone can use my work free of charge.

My contribution

Basically this is my own project and I'm the only one working with it. A lot of help and ideas has come from internet and from people who believes in sharing knowledge.

Mobikoli mobile application

Employer

Efilon Oy

Responsibilities

Technical development

Year

2013

About the project

Mobikoli is a mobile application developed using HTML5. It utilizes GPS and the idea is to walk through route in Koli national park. When user arrives to certain GPS point, application plays a story clip where a narrator tells a part of the story.

My contribution

My task was the technical development of the application. It was made on Sencha Touch framework.

Vanils - website

Employer

None

Responsibilities

Techical development and graphical design

Year

2013

About the project

The project has been an opportunity for me to create something just the way I want from the very beginning. I wanted to show my technical skills so there is a lot of movement and life on the site.

About

“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.” ― Augustine of Hippo

I'm 25 years old professional working with the web. My name is Matti Mehtonen and I live in Joensuu, Finland. At the moment I'm working in a company named Efilon Oy and I'm also actively working as a freelancer. I'm focused on UX development for mobile, tablet and desktop. I work daily with javaScript, CSS and HTML. I have also got familiar with other techniques like PHP, Ruby and Java. I speak Finnish as my native language, but I use English in my work almost every day. My goal is to develop myself every day and always learn something new.

Contact

If you want to hear more, if you have any question or comments, please use the email address above. Looking forward to hearing from you.