About Linksmith

Linksmith is a web development company based in Utrecht run by Jeremy Crowlesmith. I love to build beautiful innovative websites and web applications. To make this happen I work together with the best web designers. With our focus on design, usability, and SEO we build amazing stuff for the web.

Web technologies

front-end
Search Engine Optimalization

Search Engine Optimalization

The process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's unpaid results

Senior
Responsive design

Responsive design

An approach to web design aimed an optimal viewing and interaction experience on multiple types of devices

Medior
Microformats

Microformats

The building blocks of the semantic web.

Medior
Sass

Sass

The most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world

Senior
CSS3

CSS3

Multiple devices, responsive, animations, gracefull degradation

Senior
Bootstrap

Bootstrap

A sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

Medior
HTML5

HTML5

A core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content.

Senior
Javascript

Javascript

A high level, dynamic, untyped, and interpreted programming language.

Medior
Javascript ES6

ECMAScript 6

A major update to JavaScript that includes dozens of new features.

Junior
jQuery

jQuery

Cross-platform JavaScript library for client-side scripting of HTML

Medior
Bower

Bower

A package management system for client-side programming on the World Wide Web

1 year
Yarn

Yarn

Fast, reliable, and secure dependency management for Javascript.

Junior
Gulp

Gulp

Build system to streamline development

2 years
swipe
back-end
MySQL

MySQL

Open source relational database management system

Senior
PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

Enterprise level open source database management system

Medior
MS SQL Server

MS SQL Server

A relational database management system developed by Microsoft

Senior
Lucene / Solr

Lucene / Solr

Solr is the popular, blazing-fast, open source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene

Medior
Redis

Redis

In-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker.

Junior
Wordpress

Wordpress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL

Senior
Joomla

Joomla!

An award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.

Senior
PHP

PHP

General-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic.

Medior
Apache

Apache

Open source HTTP Server for UNIX and Windows

Senior
Django

Django

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

Python

Python

General-purpose, high-level programming language

Medior
Nginx

Nginx

A web server with a strong focus on high concurrency, performance and low memory usage

Medior
Celery

Celery

Asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing.

Junior
ASP.NET

ASP.NET

Microsoft's (web) application development framework

Senior
C#

C#

Microsoft's general-purpose programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented

Senior
Java

Java

A general-purpose programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented

Medior
dev-ops
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Server

An open source software platform that runs the Linksmith servers in the cloud

Medior
Windows Server

Windows Server

A web server for Microsoft bases solutions

Senior
OSX

OSX

Unix-based operating systems developed by Apple

Medior
Git

Git

Free and open source distributed version control system

Medior
VMWare

VMWare

VMWare is solution for running other operating systems virtually.

Senior
Virtualbox

VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a free, open source solution for running other operating systems virtually.

Medior
Vagrant

Vagrant

Virtualization software that creates and configures virtual development environments

Medior
Puppet

Puppet

Ruby based provisioning system for development operations

Medior
Ansible

Ansible

Radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy

Medior
DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean

A simple and robust cloud computing platform, designed for developers.

Medior
Docker

Docker

To build, ship, and run distributed applications.

Medior
Sentry

Sentry

Real-time error tracking gives you insight into production deployments and information to reproduce and fix crashes.

Medior
Opbeat

Opbeat

Performance monitoring for webapps.

Medior
Amazon S3

Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service makes it simple and practical to collect, store, and analyze data in the cloud.

Medior
Mailgun

Mailgun

Email automation engine for sending, receiving and tracking emails.

Medior
method
Agile / Scrum

Agile / Scrum

A flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal.

Medior
Model View Controller

Model View Controller

MVC is a fundamental design pattern for building web applications.

Senior
Test Driven Development

Test Driven Development

TDD is a very effective method to develop reliable and maintainable software.

Medior
Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration

The practice of merging all developer working copies to a shared mainline several times a day to prevent integration problems.

Junior
Twelve-Factor App

Twelve-Factor App

The twelve-factor app is a methodology for building software-as-a-service app.

Junior

Portfolio

catalyst-lab.org logo

Catalyst Lab

Client: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Released: Juni 2015

Responsive website for Catalyst Lab, academia, business, and the public engage through social media. Some interesting technical aspects of this website are the use of Adobe Edge animation on the front-page, Parallax scrolling, as well as automatic page element 'reflow' using the Masonry.js Javascript library.

globalinfo.nl logo

Global Info

Client: Globalinfo.nl
Released: Februari 2015

Description

Responsive website for news and background articles about globalization, economy, politics and action. The most important function of this website is having legible articles, whether you read on mobile, tablet, or a big screen. Also, another focus of this site is findability in search engines and social media using SEO techniques and micro-formats.

useofspaceconvention.org logo

Convention on the Use of Space

Responsive website for mobile, tablet and destop for the promotion of the “Convention on the Use of Space”, a legal instrument to support the 'use value' of housing and occupied space over vacancy and speculation. The focus of this website was to present a complex legal text in an appealing and readable fashion. This was accomplished with a simple but effective combination of opening and closing panels, and modal popups for extra information.

Recommendations

Wij houden van simpele sites die mooi en helder zijn en die zonder omwegen doen wat ze moeten doen. Dankzij de samenwerking met Linksmith hebben we met een klein budget precies zo'n site kunnen neerzetten voor onze opdrachtgever.
Let it dance: website building is a taxing work both for a programmer and a client. Yet with Linksmith, this can be like dancing. When problems are solutions.
Samenwerken met Jeremy
is elke keer een positief en wederkerig proces. Hij denkt mee in oplossingen. Realistisch. Efficient. Met veel plezier en een "can do" mentaliteit, zonder de uiteenlopende wensen van ons of onze klanten uit het oog te verliezen.