Hello, my name is Yiotis Kaltsikis. I am a 26 years old Front end developer from Greece based in Berlin, Germany. I am currently employed full time by Getsurance. I also hold a Bachelors degree in English Language and Literature and I have worked for 3 years as an English teacher. Since the age of 13, I have delved into numerous programming languages and paradigms. I am interested in designing sleek, functional interfaces, which is what drove me to specialise in Front End Development.
I design websites, just like the one you're browsing through right now and do graphics in GIMP. I like mobile-first responsive design, progressive enhancement and single page applications. I find the process of shaping an online identity fascinating, it is in its own right a form of art. Since an image is worth a thousand words, scroll down to my portfolio for a few thousands words worth of images.
HTML is the foundation of a good website. I make use of HTML semantics to improve screen-reader accessibility and SEO. I always make sure my markup is W3C validated.
I use SASS for my CSS. I aim for well-organized non-repetitive stylesheets. I use Bootstrap, as the starting point for my designs and take it from there with custom modifications.
JS is a language of many quirks, my knowledge in lower-level languages has helped me comprehend its mechanics and feel at home with TypeScript. I employ jQuery and ReactJS on top of that to deliver interactive websites.
A single-pager developed for a fictitious travel agency specializing in organizing trips to wild destinations.Visit
I did all of the graphics and some scripts in C# for Android side-scroller Angel Squad, designed in Unity3D.Visit