I'm Rick. A React Developer and Web Designer
Web design and development is my passion and I’m grateful to have to opportunity to do what I love.
I specialize in creating high performance web apps built around the React JS library.
Who’s using React for their websites:
As you can see from the roster of big business users, React is the real deal! It’s being used to build amazing interactive experiences all over the web.
Not only is it blazing fast but when used with frameworks like Next JS, we can easily optimize every aspect of the website, from rendering some pages statically and others dynamically, to offering Googles AMP pages for increased SEO and speed.
React JS and Next JS are so flexible we can take control of every aspect of development, customization and deployment of your website or app. Couple this with the use of TypeScript coding practices and you have a system that is fast, extremely efficient and easy to maintain.
React excels in basically every area of the web, whether it’s an ecommerce store or a simple blog. After all it is maintained by some of the industries largest companies.
I can hear you saying, “What about WordPress, Shopify …?". React can be seamlessly integrated into most content management systems including WordPress and Shopify. In fact, in the case of WordPress, since December of 2016 in version 4.7, they started shipping with rest API access so it can be used as a back end only. This allows React or any other frontend framework to be used to build the frontend of the site, while using WordPress to supply the content. This has many advantages, and although it can set us free of the constraints of a WordPress frontend and PHP (the programming language primarily used with WordPress), there are in my opinion, better CMS options available to supply content from the back end.
Checkout a demo Next JS site I’ve created to showcase a mock restaurant called Yusi Sushi.
This website could be live and selling sushi in no time. In fact, I've created a fully functional version of this demo that stores all the products on Stripe.com, and incorporates Apple Pay, Google Pay and credit card payments.Click here to visit demo