Tania Rascia

Web Designer & Developer

Hi, I’m Tania. I’m a web designer and developer who’s passionate about taking complex concepts and simplifying them. Below is a list of my knowledge, skills, published websites and articles.

Email: [email protected]
GitHub: taniarascia

Experience

Web Developer – Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.

June, 2015 – present

  • Used the latest HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript/jQuery standards to develop custom, responsive website designs
  • Met with clients before and after every new web design project and maintained frequent communication during all stages of development
  • Introduced the Git version control system to the team and integrated all websites into individual repositories
  • Successfully migrated 60+ websites to the Amazon Web Services cloud ecosystem, set up and installed all server software for development
  • Created a maintenance system for keeping WordPress/content management systems and server software up to date as well as strengthening and rotating passwords
  • Worked on implementing the WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines for ADA compliance
  • Routed all email systems through the Amazon SES API for increased security and standardization throughout all websites
  • Developed a custom PHP & MySQL backend administration system that was both secure and user-friendly for inserting and pulling information from databases
  • Implemented HTTPS protocol on sensitive websites via SSL/TLS encryption
  • Set up website uptime monitoring to ensure quick and efficient handling of any downtime

Web Development Intern – Telegraphics, Inc.

February, 2015 – June, 2015

Contract Freelance – Red Axle

December, 2014 – February, 2015

Technical Skills

Languages

HTML5 & CSS3, PHP & MySQL, JavaScript

Tools & Programs

WordPress, Photoshop & Illustrator, Git, Sass, Jekyll, Gulp, Grunt, Bootstrap, jQuery

Other

Responsive design, Web accessibility, SSL/TLS encryption, Linux server setup, Command line, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Publications

Introduction to jQuery

(DigitalOcean) A getting started guide to jQuery, the JavaScript library.

JavaScript Variables and Dataypes

(SitePoint) A first look at JavaScript for complete beginners to programming.

JavaScript Operators, Conditional Statements, and Functions

(SitePoint) A review of some of the fundamental building blocks of JavaScript.

Portfolio

Reel Club

Fresh fish and sushi restaurant

Tokio Pub

Japanese, Latin, and American pub cuisine

Krispy Kreme Pacific Northwest

Website for Krispy Kreme’s Pacific Northwest division

Seaside’s

Fried chicken, slow-cooked ribs, and lobster too

Shaw’s Crab House

Premier seafood restaurant and oyster bar

M Burger

Chicagoland fast food and burger joint

Wow Bao

Quick service Asian cuisine

Di Pescara

Upscale seafood restaurant

Hub 51

Contemporary restaurant and nightclub

il Porcellino

Italian-American comfort food restaurant

Osteria via Stato

Regional Italian cuisine

Lettuce Eats Landing

Signup page for the LettuceEats app

Big City Chicken

Fried chicken restaurant at Navy Pier

Fortune Cookie Advertising

Branded fortune cookie service

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Projects

Primitive CSS Framework

A minimalist CSS framework built with Sass that provides helpful, browser-consistent styling for buttons, forms, tables, lists, and typography.

New Moon Syntax Theme

A syntax theme optimized for front end web development, which I have made available as a Brackets Extension, Atom Package, and Sublime Text Package.

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Education

Robert Morris University

Bachelor of Professional Studies (2007 – 2010)