Hello, I'm Dan Holloran.
Engineered Hunting Gearhttp://ehggear.com/ Built @ Matchbox Design GroupWordPress Vue.js WooCommerce Tailwind.css
Movers Study - United Van Lineshttps://moversstudy.unitedvanlines.com/ Built @ Matchbox Design GroupWordPress Vue.js Tailwinds.css
Firm Exchangehttps://firmexchange.com/ Built @ Matchbox Design GroupLaravel Vue.js Algolia WordPress
Kindling WordPress FrameworkNot Public Built @ Matchbox Design GroupWordPress Composer NPM Blade Laravel Webpack Tailwind.css
Industrial Soap Companyhttps://industrialsoap.com/ Built @ Matchbox Design GroupWordPress WooCommerce
Imperial Sportshttps://imperialsports.com/ Built @ Matchbox Design GroupWordPress WooCommerce Vue.js
Engineering Director (Senior Full Stack Developer)
AmpleOctober 2019 - February 2020
Lead Developer (Full-Stack Developer)
Matchbox Design GroupNovember 2012 - October 2019
Matchbox Design Group is a full-service digital agency in St. Louis, MO. They specialize in building custom websites that are easy to use. They have a large range of clients from around the St. Louis area.
I was responsible for managing the development process for projects. I helped build out the larger back-end features in PHP such as inventory importers. Along with helping to move forward process and communication initiatives between the different teams.
LaunchCodeMay 2016 - June 2017
LaunchCode is a program that helps participants make the transition into development. They teach the fundamentals of development and help with job placement.
I mentored 3 different participants helping them with their final project. I helped them with coding, process, and architecture questions. All 3 of the participants completed their projects.
Freeman MarketingMay 2012 - November 2012
Freeman Marketing at that time was a small agency based out of St. Charles, MO. That specialized in building custom WordPress websites for local businesses. I was an in-office contractor during my time there.
I was responsible for converting Photoshop designs into WordPress marketing websites. Along with some content and SEO strategy. For part of the time there I was helping an intern web developer as well that was in school.
Bachelors - Web Design & Development
Full Sail UniversityNovember 2009 - March 2012
With each class being about a month-long it taught me how to get up to speed on new topics. This was a good experience since it's much like the web industry fast-paced and there is always something new to learn. One of the biggest take away was to learn how to read documentation well. This will help you use any tool, language, framework, etc. not just the tools you are using.
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What I'm Reading
Advanced Techniques in Day Trading: A Practical Guide to High Probability Day Trading Strategies and Methods
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
March 26, 2022
Avoid Using Else
I agree with this post from Freek Van der Herten. Avoiding
else is one thing I feel makes for a quick win when refactoring code. I feel like if you want to add
June 26, 2021
Questions to ask before choosing a static site generator
I wrote this "Questions to ask before choosing a static site generator" on my works (Ample) blog a while ago. Though, I had never added a link to it here. I outline some of the most common static...Read
June 19, 2021
Just How Niche is Headless WordPress?
I thought this post Just How Niche is Headless WordPress? on CSS-Tricks does a great job at outlining how Headless WordPress can be utilized. I believe for certain situations headless WordPress is...Read
June 13, 2021
I saw this post (Originally posted on CSS-Tricks) this week about using
target="blank" instead of
target="_blank" earlier this week. I was amazed that I did not learn this...