Brian McHugh

I am primarily a Front End Developer and UI designer with over 9 years experience working for large companies such as Tesco, The Daily Mail and Bounty. I build clean, accessible, semantic web applications which incorporate the latest technologies.

Websites for all devices

My Work - Mobile Website are a worldwide leader in coffee. We were tasked with making them a mobile eCommerce website using the desktop site assets. I built the application using HTML5 to match their desktop. Stripping down the markup, I created a flat file prototype using JQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 from wireframes. Firstly producing semantic markup, followed by CSS and lastly the JS behaviour. With no visual designs, we were told to 'make it look and feel like the brand'. What was produced was a slick, stylish and super quick mobile website with usability and UI geared towards a plethora of mobile devices.

About me

I've been crafting my development skills for over 9 years now. Working with very large clients and more recently on popular high street retail websites (the last 4 years). I've seen it all, from the birth of CSS to the rise of responsive, always trying to stay ahead of the game when it comes to new technologies.

I'm most comfortable with Javascript, JQuery, HTML(5) & CSS(3). If you want me to namecheck a few libaries, then I've had experience with Node.js, Require.js, Angular.js along with Dojo. I have good experience building responsive websites and a great awareness of the challenges they can sometimes present.

I think communication is key in any development team, you have to have great personal, as well as technical skills to succeed.

Employment History

Salmon UK Ltd - Contract Jan 10 - Present

  • Role: Senior Front End Developer
  • Key skills: HTML(5), CSS(3), JSTL, OO Javascript, JQuery, Dojo, Node.js,
eCommerce Agency. Working on very large retail leader websites. Websphere commerce platforms. Front end development and defect fixing in an agile enviroment. Object Orientated Javascript, Responsive applications, JSTL, HTML5 and CSS3. Developer lead on various projects with good involvment in discovery stages of projects through to deployment. May 08 - Jan 10

  • Role: Lead Front End Developer
  • Key skills: HTML, CSS, Drupal, Javascript & Jquery
Lead a team of 4 Front End Developers, overseeing the implementation of FE technologies including CSS, XHTML JS and templating on a brand new website built on a open source Drupal platform. Experience in leading a dev team through all stages of web lifecycle from design and concept right through to testing and implementation. Compiled developer coding standards document. Develpoed campaign pages for high profile clients such as Unilever and V-Tech. May 08 - Oct 08

  • Role: Online Designer / Developer
  • Key skills: HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, JSTL
Designed creative and developed CSS/HTML for various channels of including ownership of the Olympics 2008 sports channel to strict developer guidelines. Helped in refactoring CSS across whole platform. Introduced to a JAVA enviroment and working with JSP & JSTL. Agile enviroment taking part in daily standups and scrums. May 08 - Jan 10

  • Role: Front End Developer
  • Key skills: HTML, CSS, Javascript, XSLT & XML

Front End Development & design working across many Tesco channels including the populat grocery website and Tesco Direct. Developed to high Accessibility standards and W3C compliance. Creative design for clients such as Vodafone, Prada and Sony Ericsson. Regulaly consulted with Telecoms commercial team advising on best routes to take with projects and timescales as well as best practices and feasibility.


Honestly, these guys are the best people around to work with. They are super commited, delivering exceptional work always.

Joe Bloggs

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