Ian Forsyth

I'm a web and mobile developer who dabbles in design and loves riding bikes.

MY WHEELHOUSE

Web Development

WEB DEVELOPMENT

I use research, inspiration, and the latest tools to construct an elegant final product. I build fast, responsive, efficient websites - always with great design in mind.

Responsive Design

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Forget pre-packaged templates, grids, or frameworks. When I build websites they're made custom, flow perfectly to fit any device size, and are optimized for mobile users.

iOS App Development

iOS APP DEVELOPMENT

Bring your app idea to the iPhone and iPad. I design and code alongside Apple's guidelines to give your custom application the natural, native feel it deserves.

Bespoke Interfaces

BESPOKE INTERFACES

Data-driven websites and applications are no problem. Whether tapping into a third party API or constructing a back-end interface from scratch, I build to suit.

LATEST WORK

YALE CYCLING

A new website for the Yale Cycling team, built for fans and prospective riders.

CASE STUDY
Yale Cycling

WALDEN DEVELOPMENT GROUP

A website built for Western New York's premier real estate developer - WDC.

SEE THE SITE
Walden Development Group

WRI CALCULATOR

An iOS app used by WRI to calculate wire size and spacing based on bar designations.

CASE STUDY
WRI Calculator App

PROGRAMMING PROJECTS

A collection of my pure code solutions including coding challenges and some algorithm work.

COLLECTION
Programming Work

ILLUSTRATIONS

A collection of illustrations and design work that I've done for fun on the side.

COLLECTION
Illustrations

TROCAIRE SOCIAL MEDIA

A one stop social media hub for Buffalo's Trocaire College.

CASE STUDY
Trocaire College Social Media

ABOUT ME


Ian Forsyth

Hi, I'm Ian. I'm currently studying computer science at Yale University and just finished a few great months working as a developer at Quinlan. I love experimenting with new technologies and I'm a fast learner. When I'm not sitting in front of my computer, I'm on my bike riding back-roads, skiing, wearing flannel, going for walks, listening to good folk, or reading the occasional book.

Beyond what's listed below, I also have experience with Git, SVN, Twitter Bootstrap, Google Analytics, Heroku, Memcached, WordPress, Coldfusion, Jekyll, and Anchor CMS.

Front End

FRONT-END

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3 / SASS
  • jQuery
Front End

BACK-END

  • Objective-C
  • PHP
  • ASP.NET / C#
Front End

DATABASES

  • MySQL
  • MSSQL
  • PostgreSQL
Front End

DESIGN

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketch
Front End

LEARNING

  • Ruby On Rails
  • UI / UX Design

INSPIRATION

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Websites are never finished, only abandoned.

- Leonardo da Vinci (sort of)

The best solution can usually be found in the best definition of the problem itself.

- Chip Kidd

It never gets easier, you just go faster.

- Greg LeMond

Style is not to be trusted.

- Milton Glaser

It's not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.

- Steve Jobs

MUSINGS

WRI Calculator App

January 19, 2014

The WRI Calculator was my first new app in iOS 7 and I was fortunate enough to be given a lot of freedom on the design. I've spent a lot of time in Xcode the last few months updating older apps to jive with new 4 inch screens and the flat scheme but getting to do layout from the ground up, instead of just adapting, was fun. I got to work with some great people over at the Wire Reinforcement Institute to get a handle on the necessary measurements, units, and formulas. The final product is a practical app for the iPhone and iPad that replaces formula sheets and makes calculations fast and easy. Read On...

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