Hi. I'm Barry

A Senior Front End Developer at Fishtank Creative


Hi there my name is Barry Corrigan. I’m a front end web developer at Fishtank Creative with over 6 years industry experience of building websites. I enjoy learning new web technologies and architectures. Whenever I work on something new, I try to bring something fresh and creative to the project. (Currently researching building a secure web)

Core Skills

Previous experience

I understand key server-side web development concepts through experiences such as:

  • Taking design mockups and creating them in HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Creating visually appealing web pages or interfaces.
  • Creating, editing or modifying templates for a CMS or web development framework. (Good example of this is Wigan TV
  • Programming interaction with JavaScript and/or a library such as jQuery, YUI or Prototype.
  • Testing cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility for inconsistencies.
  • Testing for compliance to specified standards such as accessibility standards.
  • Conducting observational user testing, or reviewing designs against usability heuristics.

Domain specific knowledge or transferable skills

Experience with web development languages of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery.


  • Familiarity of HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML 5.
  • Knowledge of the semantic meaning of all HTML elements.
  • Familiarity with the semantic markup for display of lists, tabular data, forms, articles, etc.
  • Knowledge of markup used for layout such as dividers.
  • Knowledge at the level to be able to hand-code markup.
  • Including media and images.


  • Specifying different CSS for various media, devices and displays.
  • Best practices in CSS file organization and structure.
  • Methods for including CSS inline, internal and external via linked style sheets.
  • How to define, combine and group CSS selectors for HTML elements, ID, classes, pseudo classes, child or sibling.
  • Syntax of CSS declarations, properties and attributes.
  • CSS box model and methods for CSS positioning, absolute and relative.
  • Knowledge of properties and attributes to control the display.
  • Proficient with a CSS Preprocessor. My preferred is Sass.

Best practices

  • Methods to ensure browser & device compatibility
  • Methods for degrading gracefully for older browsers and displays.
  • Methods to ensure accessibility.
  • File compression techniques for improving speed.


  • Knowledge of the operators, variables, datatypes, objects, properties and methods.
  • Familiarity with control structures such as objects, functions, conditional statements, arrays, loops and expressions.
  • Knowledge of how to apply logical operators and conditional statements.
  • Knowledge of the DOM HTML objects and their properties.

Event handling

  • Creating and controlling windows and dialogs.
  • Processes for troubleshooting and debugging
  • Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser issues.


  • Knowledge of how to employ the jQuery library for visual effects, event handling, and document manipulation.

Over the past few years I've been working mainly with these languages, tools and methodologies to various degrees. Some I have been using for years and some I have just started to learn / use.


  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript


  • Git
  • Perch CMS
  • Grunt
  • Bower
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • YSlow
  • NPM
  • Wordpress
  • OpenCart
  • Shopify
  • AWS
  • MAMP


  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Mobile First
  • Responsive Web Design
  • BEM
  • Deployments
  • Pattern Libraries
  • Styleguides


Senior Front End Developer

Fishtank Creative November 2010 - Present

Responsible for a team of font end developers and freelance developers overseeing implementation of OOCSS, HTML and JavaScript with an emphasis on performance, scalability, search engine optimization (SEO) and a positive user experience.

Below are some links to websites that I have recently developed at Fishtank Creative

Fishtank Creative

Web Designer

Green 17 Creative November 2009 - September 2010

I was primarily responsible for the design, development and maintenance of client's websites and digital communications. This includes the design of web pages and online graphics, development of functionality and content management support and email marketing campaigns.

Green 17 Creative


BSc (Hons) Interactive Multimedia Design

Belfast, Northern Ireland 2005 - 2009 Awarded 2:1 Honours

A-Levels - St Patricks High School, Keady

3 - Art, Information Technology and English Literature

GCSE's - St Patricks High School, Keady

7 - Art, ICT, Science, Maths, English, Business Studies, Irish Language and English Literature

University of Ulster