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 HackerYou's bootcamp.

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.



React.js app

react.js / JavaScript / Firebase / Google Authentication

8-Bit Sushi is a fully responsive single page web application made with React.js and Firebase. A visually entertaining photo blog where you log Google authentication, post a photo, and comment on other peoples photos.

portfolio piece number 2, 8-Bit Sushi
portfolio piece number 4, Up Dog

full-stack photo rating app

Node.js / Mongo.db / Heroku / JavaScript

Rate My Dog is a web application that uses MongoDB and Node.js to create our own server and API. It allows the user to submit a post, and up-vote other posts.
**This website was made as a part of a Node.js workshop.

React app

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

psd conversion

Sass / HTML5 / jQuery / JavaScript

Definity is a fully responsive single page website from a single PSD template. Added a little jQuery and JavaScript to give it a little more liveliness.



contact me.


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.