Welcome to my digital home, I'm Yiotis.

Front end developer

About me

Who I am

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.

What I do

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.

Neat facts

  • Coding: Apart from HTML, CSS and JS at times I've worked with Node.JS, C/C++, C#, Java (samples on GitHub) and a bit of native Android.
  • Education: My Bachelors grade is 8.46/10. My final paper was on The Dying Animal by Philip Roth.
  • Hobbies: I play the guitar, love the blues. I'm a casual gamer, huge RPG fan. I also love literature and philosophy, my favourite author is Philip Roth.
  • Languages: I speak and write Greek, English and German!

My tools

HTML5

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.

CSS3

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.

JavaScript

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.

Portfolio

Filterizr plugin

Filterizr

A jQuery plugin for filtering, sorting,shuffling and searching responsive galleries with custom CSS effects.

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Photocraft theme

Photocraft

Photocraft is an elegant, free Bootstrap photography-portfolio theme. Licensed under MIT.

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XtremeTravels website

Xtreme Travels

A single-pager developed for a fictitious travel agency specializing in organizing trips to wild destinations.

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Akustix website

Akustix

A free Bootstrap theme for guitar manufacturers and retailers. Licensed under MIT.

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Angel Squad splash screen

Angel Squad

I did all of the graphics and some scripts in C# for Android side-scroller Angel Squad, designed in Unity3D.

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