napkinware.ca Simply done well.

We build interesting things on the web.

Small sites that make a statement. Large applications that provide rich and useful experiences. Dev/ops expertise. Design, development, execution, and training.

If it's on the web we do it well.

Work samples

Here is a smattering of our recent work, including full applications, brochure sites, interactive promotions, and large socially aware communities.

rubrix.com

Interactive web application for rubric evaluation.

Design, architecture, and front/back end implementation. Dev/ops design and implementation.

PHP5, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3/LESS, jQuery, MySQL.

ELB, Chef, AWS OpsWorks, Apache, DNS, and other cloud bits.

Lemonstand.com

Wonderful eCommerce tool by Lemonstand Inc.

Backend dev/ops design and implementation in the cloud.

HAProxy, Chef, AWS, NGINX, DNS, and other cloud goodies.

LemonStand

PHP Presto

A tiny PHP library for RESTful APIs for clients who love PHP.

PHP, REST, Apache.

Presto

Canadian HIV Trials Network 2014

Bilingual science and research site and weblog.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

HIV Trials Network

CENTRE FOR HEALTH EVALUATION & OUTCOME SCIENCES

Science and research site and weblog.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

CHEOS

Changemakers.com

A weblog for the Changemakers organization focused on social integrations and building communities.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, WordPress.

Drugpolicy.ca

Bilingual website and weblog in pursuit of drug policy change in Canada.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, ModX.

Drug Policy Canada

Carbon Talks

Policy change brochure site and weblog.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

Carbon Talks

Capacity to innovate

Single serving social awareness campaign.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

Capacity to Innovate

Access our medicine

Interactive pledge and brochure site.

Design, architecture, and front/back end implementation.

PHP5, MongoDB, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3/LESS, jQuery, AngularJS, Amazon AWS.

Access our medicine pledge

World Elephant Day

Interactive pledge and brochure site.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

World Elephant Day

Langley Ukulele Association

Musical themed site with online ticket system, CD store, and event calendar.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

LUA band site

CHYSIK Project Management

Project management portfolio and client interaction site.

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

CHYSIK Project Management

Sunhouse design

Single serving portfolio .

Custom theme and interactive widgets.

PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

Sunhouse designs

Custom email templates

We also develop custom HTML email templates for nearly any email system.

Mailchimp, Nationbuilders, WordPress, and other tools.

Custom email templates

Team training

Training software developers since 1997.

Customized lessons, hands-on exercises, free anecdotes, and more.

Topics include Software development, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress.

Team training

Our method

We use simple, repeatable methods for building software, combined with standard techniques and many years of practice. We enjoy getting things right and making it look and feel great.

We rely on agile development principles. This means that we split larger work into smaller, deliverable chunks, and use regular reflection to find a rational path through discovering functionality, determining approach and design, and crafting, constructing, and meticulously testing the resulting software. Our goal is to exceed what you want and need, given the time and budgets available.

We use the best tools available for the job. We apply these tools with techniques we have hardened with regular training and certifications.

Our expertise

We know dozens of tools and techniques, these are the ones we focus on the most. We also write about and teach these topics to large and small groups.

Design and archtiecture

  • RESTful APIs
  • Domain modeling
  • Schema design
  • Application architecture
  • Cloud application design
  • CMS design

Front end

  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • AngularJS
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript

Back end

  • Node
  • Express
  • PHP5+
  • Go
  • Java
  • C/C++
  • Perl
  • Python

Content management

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • ModX
  • Joomla
  • Jekyll
  • Chronicle.md
  • Custom CMSs
  • Markdown

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