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James Podles

Web Design & Development


Mobile Apps

  • Open Sunshine

    Search for a politician to see a list of which companies, organizations, industries, and individuals have donated money to them, and how much they've donated. You can also read a description of each donor, and see who else they've donated money to.

  • Celyn

    Records and analyzes music using the device's microphone, then determines and display the musical key of the music. Currently in beta testing, please contact me for an APK.

  • Oblique Strategies

    A virtual deck of Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's Oblique Strategies cards for musicians and artists. Draw a random card from the deck for a new technique that helps you break through creative blocks and approach problems from new directions.


Plugins & Tools

  • Sassy Palettes

    Sassy Palettes

    This tool allows users to search ColourLovers for colour palettes, and convert any palette from the results into a set of Sass variables.

  • jQuery Floating Labels

    Floating Labels

    A jQuery plugin that implements the floating labels design pattern in forms.

    Download Demo
  • Flickr CC Search

    Flickr CC Search

    This Chrome extention allows you to quickly search Flickr for Creative-Commons-licensed photographs.

  • Contract Generator

    Contract Generator

    A web app that generates a contract for web designers and developers based on the information that they input.

  • Adaptive Text Color

    Adaptive Text Colour

    A jQuery plugin that automatically changes the text colour of an element depending on how dark its background colour is.

    Download Demo
  • Soundcloud Coverflow

    Soundcloud Coverflow

    This WordPress plugin displays any Soundcloud playlist in an iTunes-style coverflow interface.



About Me


Hi! I'm James, a web designer and developer based in Vancouver, Canada. I love creating websites and web apps that do cool and unique things; I'm especially interested in working on music-related projects, as well as on sites with a charity or non-profit focus. When designing a site, I focus first and foremost on the users' experience, and on making it as easy and simple as possible for them to accomplish the site's goals.

My current tools of choice are Sass with the Foundation grid for presentation, AngularJS as a front-end framework, ProcessWire as a content management system, Laravel / Lumen for a server-side framework, Gulp for running tasks, and Git for version control. Picking up new tools and workflows quickly is no problem; I'm always up for learning something new.

In addition to design and development, I also have experience in graphic and video editing, copywriting and copyediting, SEO, and other related fields.

For client references, or to speak to me about working on a project, please contact me using the form below.

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