nearengine is the online portfolio of Chris Shiplet.
I craft modern, attractive, and accessible websites and mobile applications.

Philosophy

My designs are minimal, accessible, and responsive. This allows users to access these sites on a broad array of devices, adapting for optimal reading ability anywhere.

Besides improving accessibility, this approach decreases loading time, bandwidth cost, and uses fewer non-vector graphic resources that do not scale well to hi-dpi devices such as Retina displays.

I provide services & consultation in web design, frontend or backend development, web applications, embedded and integration projects, and applications for Mac & iOS.

Capabilities

nearengine 4
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nearengine 4

nearengine is an exercise in creating a unified online brand with a modern website and identity. It follows a mobile-first, responsive approach utilizing the latest html5/css3 standards, WCAG accessibility guidelines, and vector graphics for the header.

This fourth version of the site adds a lot of new graphic resources and interactivity while reducing the page weight by 17%.

Elevated Athletics
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Elevated Athletics

Elevated Athletics contacted me about turning their in-house design into a fully functioning teaser page to drive MailChimp conversions.

The outcome was a beautiful, responsive site with jQuery-powered interactions that works well on any screen size and conforms to standards for html5 and css3.

ANGLE
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ANGLE

I was hired by Arizona State University's ANGLE lab to provide them with a distinct, modern identity and update their website accordingly.

While working there I also fixed issues with several other PHP-based projects and created 3D renders for a whitepaper.

TwitStamp
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TwitStamp

TwitStamp is a web app created in partnership with Code Monkey Upstairs which allows a user to create a customized PNG image that will automatically be updated with their latest tweet.

We scaled to thousands of new users each month driven from social media outlets and industry blogs such as Mashable, MakeUseOf, and Mashup of the Day.

NobleHill Twitter Kiosk
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NobleHill Kiosk

NobleHill wanted a custom, Twitter-integrated kiosk which would allow visitors to tweet their opinion of the company's trade show booth and have display it on the booth's LCD screen.

I wrote a one-off Twitter API wrapper in PHP and implemented the kiosk as a standalone web app using jQuery.

See the booth in action.

For additional, miscellaneous projects please see my GitHub profile.