WordPress theme & plugin developer
Time of employment:
Mid 2014 – Present
Hijapedia is array of sites consist of News, Store1 , and Forum2 for muslimah developed on top of WordPress Multisite. I was hired as freelance in late 2013 to lead its redesign as project manager3 and theme developer. Here’s how the redesign looks like:
The project went great and after I decided not to extend my contract with DMD BINUS for another year and move back to my Bandung, I was hired as remote WordPress theme and plugin developer for Hijapedia. Months after my employment, I analyze the site’s traffic and realize that mobile traffic has surpassed desktop traffic. Hence I pitched my employer to optimize the site by doing another redesign, this time using mobile first approach4 to make the UX of the site better for majority of visitors whom visit our site using mobile device.
My employer agreed. This time I was wearing the designer + developer hats. We’re using existing color scheme, existing IA structure, but optimizing the UI and UX using mobile first approach. After months of redesign process, this they how it look like:
See it at http://hijapedia.com
See it at http://store.hijapedia.com
See it at http://forum.hijapedia.com
Besides remote working benefit and opportunity to make customized WordPress experience, another great thing about working at Hijapedia is open-mindedness of the employer. I pitched him to open source many of our custom plugins5, and he agrees. Many plugins6 available at my github account are courtesy of Hijapedia.
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The previous redesign was done as desktop-first with responsive layer ↩
Based on Tom Preston-Werner’s “Open Source (Almost) Everything” reasons ↩
Especially those WooCommerce and Gravity Forms add-ons ↩