I write code.

My name is Jacob Bearce. Clean, custom code is what I do. I've built everything from feature-packed WordPress templates to single-page showcase sites. Follow me here for code releases and development tips.

Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

lifemattersmedia.org

Life Matters Media

We just launched an updated design for Life Matters Media! The concept behind this one was to generate a fell of newsy-ness, with a newspaper like layout and headlines from various sections of the site. There’s a lot of custom PHP going on here, some to change the standard “Month Day, Year” time stamps in to “1 day ago, 2 weeks ago, 3 months ago, etc,” as well as stuff to mark new posts as “new.” The home page also uses copious amounts of flexbox to get the alignment right, and I had a lot of fun building that system modularly, so it could be used in any configuration. great looking new site, and it’s now responsive, too!

Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

northaurora.org
Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

oswegoil.org

Village of Oswego

After Google’s update, requiring users to be mobile friendly to retain their ranking on mobile search results, we got a number of responsive re-codes in. This one’s for the Village of Oswego. It uses our custom content management system, ITwerx, and during this re-build, I cleaned up a lot of the ASP source code that gets generated for each page. Additionally, I standardized several things across different elements of the page, including using Font Awesome to represent as many graphics as possible, to decrease load time.

Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

chicagomeat.com
Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

areawideauto.com

Areawide Automotive

Here’s a great, responsive WordPress theme, built from the ground up. There’s nothing all that fancy in here, other than some custom fields to control the footer grid on the home page, but the design looks great and the site’s fast and fluid. Had quite a good time putting this one together. The biggest challenge here was using flexbox properly to get everything in that home page footer all lined up just right.

Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

discoveryinspector.com
Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

oswego.lib.il.us

Oswego Public Library District

We just launched a responsive re-code for Oswego Public Library! This site’s been around since around 2012, and it still looks fresh and modern today. I re-coded it from the ground up, making it responsive, using HTML5, and generally improving performance, as well as several minor design tweaks that just make everything look a bit more polished. I loved when re-codes turn in to a more stable, beautiful product!

Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

continentalcutoff.com
Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

girardsdressings.com

Girard’s Dressings

Giard’s Dressings was a collaboration with Plan B, a design agency based out of Chicago. They provided us with mock-ups, and I built the WordPress templates. This project required a lot of custom stuff, including three custom post types, some custom sticky-header scripts, and a custom script used to filter products based on different user-set parameters. Go check it out, it’s quite a nice site!

Disclaimer:

I am not a designer. All designs featured on this website where designed by team members at Weblinx, Inc. For information on a specific design, contact me with the name of the project.

corsicabinets.com

Corsi Cabinets

Here’s a pretty small WordPress build, with nothing too fancy. This was actually based off of a theme for their sister company, Siteline, which is still in development. The Siteline site, while looking similar, contains much more functionality, so stay tuned for that!

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