Hello there. I'm Kristofer Baxter.

I’m a Web developer specializing in front-end development including HTML5, CSS, Javascript, and occasionally Flash.

My latest ramblings. We should chat.
Real Estate AustraliaView Project
Real Estate Australia Homepage Real Estate Australia Property Details Sharing

Real Estate Australia, Australia's #1 website for people looking to buy, rent, or sell a property was looking to refresh their site. I, along with my colleagues at Local Matters, worked on their new site. My work focused on interactive elements in the site: floorplans which allow you to zoom and pan within them, and photogalleries with intelligent loading mechanisms. I also implemented UI for the property details pages, results views, and kept things compatible with older browsers.

Medium
Web
Completed
2010
Tools
HTML5‚ CSS‚ Javascript‚ JSP
Real Estate Australia MobileView Project
Real Estate Australia Mobile Homepage Real Estate Australia Mobile Auto-suggest Real Estate Australia Mobile Property Details

When the REA Group decided they wanted a mobile web counterpart to their newly rebuilt australian portal, they contracted Local Matters. I aided in design and led the User Interface effort to implement the mobile variant. Features include full HTML5 syntax, advanced CSS3 including hardware accelerated CSS transforms, and the creation of a new tiny Javascript library specifically targeting newer mobile web browsers. I also created a lower-tier experience for phones which do not support these features, working all the way back to the Motorola RAZR.

Medium
Web
Completed
2010
Tools
HTML5‚ CSS3+‚ Javascript‚ JSP
Truvo BelgiumView Project
Truvo Belgium Homepage Truvo Belgium Map Flyout

Truvo wanted a redesigned website for their yellow, white, and map search websites. At Local Matters, I led the User Interface engineering effort to implement the new designs. Features include quick response times, and highly optimized Javascript; all the while retaining the experience their customers had become accustomed to.

Medium
Web
Completed
2009
Tools
XHTML‚ CSS‚ Javascript‚ JSP‚ XML
European Directories FonectaView Project
Fonecta Public Transportation Fonecta Search Result Sharing

European Directories contracted Local Matters to create yellow, white, and map search websites for all their deployments across Europe. Fonecta, the first deployment, focuses on providing accurate results, with an intuitive interface that all users can enjoy.

Medium
Web
Completed
2008
Tools
XHTML‚ CSS‚ Javascript‚ JSP‚ Actionscript
Coathangr MobileView Project (on iPhone)
Coathangr Conversations Coathangr Details Coathangr Profile

Massively Overrated needed a companion mobile website for their fashion social network iPhone application. I replicated the basic look and feel of the application before it became available for sale. Taking advantage of the strengths of mobile Webkit-based browsers; I used CSS3 techniques, including css gradients and rounded corners.

Medium
Web
Completed
2009
Tools
XHTML‚ CSS3+‚ Javascript‚ Django
Debordieu RentalsView Project
Debordieu Rentals Search Results Page Debordieu Rentals Google Map Demo

This resort developer of the South Carolina Low country wanted a site that could educate prospective vacation home buyers in a thorough manner. The site I created features a housing search‚ an interactive frequently asked questions section‚ and tons upon tons of high resolution images. Each home is geocoded to within 10 feet of its location through the backend - allowing customers to see vacation homes from a Google Property Map.

Medium
Web
Completed
2007
Tools
Graphic Design‚ XHTML‚ CSS‚ Javascript‚ XML
Century 21 BolingView Project
Century 21 Boling Featured Development Century 21 Boling Neighbourhood Search

Century 21 Boling‚ the #1 Century 21 office in North and South Carolina‚ needed a site that was clean‚ elegant‚ and would differentiate itself from the competition. My design was intentionally simple and direct, like their identity; it features a small color palette with an emphasis on clean typography. Highlights include a custom image rollover method‚ and neighborhood based Google Map searching.

Medium
Web
Completed
2007
Tools
Art Direction‚ Graphic Design‚ XHTML‚ CSS‚ Javascript‚ XML
Meeting Street InnView Project
Meeting Street Inn Home Meeting Street Inn Directions

One of three sister properties‚ The Meeting Street Inn was seeking a site that would showcase its historic Charleston location. The design had to work for all three sites. (123) Variation was accomplished by the use of color. My goal was to make finding the Inn as simple as possible.

Medium
Web
Completed
2007
Tools
Graphic Design‚ Branding‚ XHTML‚ CSS‚ Javascript
CLT.mobi

Project Delayed

CLT.mobi Search CLT.mobi Arrival Locations CLT.mobi Search Results CLT.mobi Flowchart

Mobile web design presents quite a challenge. There is little space to use‚ nothing works as you would expect across all devices‚ and compromise is the normal routine. I wanted more. To this end‚ I designed CLT.mobi and its sister sites using aggressive changes based on device profiles. The result is a site that is familiar across devices while also pushing the capabilities of the display of each browser it’s contained in.

Medium
Mobile Web
Completed
Delayed
Tools
Graphic Design‚ XHTML‚ CSS‚
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