Jennifer Blakney

Web Developer

About Me

I’m Jennifer Blakney (she/her), a front-end web developer based in Hamilton, Ontario, and currently a Content Author at Publicis Health. Previously I was the sole Web Developer at YWCA Hamilton.

A graduate of Juno College's Web Development Immersive Bootcamp, I'm particularly passionate about accessibility and making the internet a more inclusive space for users of all needs.

Before coding I spent years as a copywriter and cannabis educator. You can learn more about that work here!

I'm a really big nerd about cooking, baking, science fiction, television, history podcasts, and my three rescue dogs.

Picture of Jennifer smiling at the camera while sitting in her backyard.

Services I offer

I’m currently taking on freelance projects clients looking for: website clean-up, migration, and original design. Read below for details on all three.

If you see a service you like, please email me and I'll schedule a free 15-minute video chat with you where we’ll discuss goals, budget, and more!

Website Clean-Up

Also known as an audit, I'll review your current site's structure, design, content, and functionality. I'll present you with a report detailing what's working and what needs improvement. From there you can choose to implement changes yourself or hire me to do them.

Website Migration

Are you ready to go beyond web builder's like Wix or Squarespace? I'll take your current design and create a self–hosted site for 1-3 web pages. Content can either be hardcoded into the site, or we can use a CMS (like WordPress) if you plan to make changes.

Original Website Design

Let's create something magical! Once we lock down your goals, aesthetic, etc, I'll create several mock-ups, after which we will have a feedback meeting before I begin building the final design. Content can either be hardcoded into the site, or we can use a CMS (like WordPress) if you plan to make changes. E-commerce can also be included.

UX Writing

Looking to only update your website copy? With over twelve years' of copywriting and editing experience, I'll make sure your copy is clear, concise, and delivering the right message.

All web projects are rigorously tested for responsiveness (functioning seamlessly across devices), search engine optimization, web accessibility, and browsing experience.

These are the languages, libraries and tools I currently use:

Projects

Recipe Vault

JavaScript

This is a WORK IN PROGRESS! As a former pastry chef I have so many recipes floating between notes and memory that I decided to commit them to a place where anyone can try and enjoy both original and adapted recipes.

**COMING SOON**

Dispensary Shopping

React

My first React project features my own dataset of actual products found at the Ontario Cannabis Store. Functionality includes adding/removing items from the cart.

Movie Spoiler Gif Generator

React, API, Firebase, Firestore

In this group React project, users can search a movie title and see gifs based on keywords associated with that title. They can also save/remove gifs.

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