about me.


photo of Matthew Crossland

Hi there! I'm Matthew Crossland and I'm a front-end web developer based in Toronto. My passion for coding started when I was 16 years old - I taught myself HTML by reading source files from other websites. After spending the past few years in a different creative industry, I decided I was ready for a new challenge. I hadn't forgotten my passion for the web that I felt when I was a teenager, which led me to become a Front End Developer.

As a developer, I'm passionate about creating thoughtfully responsive and fully accessible websites and applications. I'm most passionate about JavaScript and React because I love the many different possible solutions there are to a single problem.



Kitchen Sync

Javascript / jquery / html5 / css3 / api

KitchenSync is a web application that uses the Yummly API. Based on ingredients entered by the user, the app outputs delicious recipes using those specific food items. Give it a try!

portfolio piece number 1, KitchenSync
portfolio piece number 1

What Metal Genre Are You?

JavaScript / JQuery / HTML5 / CSS3

Answer a series of questions about your personality to find out what metal genre you are. Using Javascript, the answers are compiled and the app will tell you what genre suits your personality best.

8-bit sushi

react.js / JavaScript / Firebase / Google Authentication

8-Bit Sushi is a fully responsive single page web application made with React and Firebase. It is a visually entertaining photo blog where you login using Google authentication. Users can post photos and comment on other users' photos.

portfolio piece number 2, 8-Bit Sushi
portfolio piece number 4, LCBO

Wine finder

API / GULP / CSS/ HTML5 / JavaScript

Using the LCBO API, this web app allows users to filter through 200 wines based on country of origin, price and style.

Ice Cream Shoppe

React.js / JavaScript / Node.js / Gulp / HTML5

Ice-Cream Shoppe is a simple online shop, where you can manually add items to the store inventory, and add items from the store to your shopping cart.

portfolio piece number 2, Ice-cream Shoppe
portfolio piece number 4, Definity


Sass / HTML5 / jQuery / JavaScript

Definity is a fully responsive single page website created from a design provided as a Photoshop file. I added a little jQuery and JavaScript to bring it to life.



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If you would like to get in touch regarding a position with your agency, or if you just want to leave me a friendly hello, I'd love to hear from you.