Welcome!

My name is Raymond Heredia. I eat, breathe, sleep and dream in code. I have spent a lot of time reading about coding techniques and exercised them in real life. I am a graduate from the Art Institute of California (2008), and The Art Institute of Arizona (1997) with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media, and a Associate of Science Degree in Video Production respectively.

Currently, I am working as a Front-End Web Developer for Riot Games, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA. It's a great atmosphere and great people (with my kind of nerdniness).

Shameless plug, just because I'm nice...
Play their Games now! I am also a gamer in my personal life. I had an Atari 5200 in the early 80's (I remember my Dad buying it from Zody's). I kept at it through the NES, TG16/PCE, Sega Genesis, SNES, NEO-GEO, Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation, etc...up till the latest consoles these days. I am also an avid hiker, mountain biker, MMO-er (look it up) and play a mean harpsichord. I live a relatively simple life but I am happy to have great friends, awesome family, healthy habits/hobbies and love the work I do.

This is an ever growing list of competencies. My life-long plan is to make this list as vast as possible. My noodle can hold a lot of information and this is where I document all of it.

Cheers!
Raymond



Competencies

(x)HTML / HTML5

I take pride in writing meaningful, semantic HTML that makes sense. I keep unecessary bloat to a minimum so that code stays as slim as possible. This may seem trivial but when you are dealing with high-traffic sites, data adds up quickly to eat up your bandwidth. It's a good way to reduce data bottle-necks.

CSS2.1 / CSS3

Presentation really is everything, and the true essence of front-end web development. I am very proficient (and efficient) in writing CSS from scratch. I can whip up just about anything your heart and appetite could possibly desire.

I fully embrace new methods of maintaining CSS code through tools like SCSS, SASS and LESS. I am also very well-versed in Responsive Web Design using CSS Media Queries in order to use a single codebase for all browsers for desktops, tablets and mobile devices.

jQuery / JavaScript

This is like breathing life into a design and assigning some behavior. Sometimes, you have to make pages actually do things, like validate a form, alter an element (or just dazzle your friends). I am very knowledgable in jQuery/JavaScript and write clean, concise code that is virtually error free and integratable into existing JavaScript libraries.

PHP / MySQL

Aside from front-end development, I am also familiar with server-side languages like PHP and open source database tools like MySQL. I mainly use these for content management.

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Encore, etc. I am highly skilled in the entire Adobe Suite. From image optomization to various kinds of media output, these tools are indespensible.

Final Cut Studio, DVD Studio, AVID

Aside from Web Technology, I am also proficient in video editing/manipulation software. These skills work hand-in-hand as web media continue to evolve. I have to evolve with it.

WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Community Server, vBulletin, ZenCart, Open Atrium, Magento, ATG E-Commerce

These are Content Management Systems (CMS) I am experienced with. Aside from being convenient interfaces for the user, the underlying code and ability to manipulate that code is the real meat and potatoes and where I do my best work.

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