Kerrick Long

Web developer

2708 Geyer Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(573) 200-6339


I’m passionate about solving problems. An ideal day might include helping my peers fix a bug, fulfilling a customer’s value demand, teaching others what I know, and hopefully making a difference in the world along the way. I love developing software that directly improves the lives of those who use it.





Work History

Lead front-end developer

Second Street

Front-end web developer

Second Street

Web developer


Student developer, web design & support

Southeast Missouri State University


Application: Second Street Platform

Led the front-end team developing a multi-faceted software platform that allows our customers to create contests, promotions, and messaging to engage their users.


  • HTML
  • Handlebars
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • Compass
  • JavaScript
  • ES 2015
  • jQuery
  • Ember.js
  • Ember CLI
  • Liquid Fire
  • Twitter API
  • Facebook OpenGraph API

Website: Southeast Missouri State University

Pioneered the comprehensive 2011 redesign of Southeast Missouri State University’s website while working for Web Design & Support.


  • Developed semantic HTML and well-documented, modular, and reusable CSS for RedDot CMS, enabling impaired users to use screen readers and improving the entire site’s SEO and improving the maintainability of the codebase.
  • Used progressive enhancement techniques that perform well across browsers, keeping compatibility with older browsers while enabling an enhanced experience for users with modern browsers.
  • Created rich media elements to improve the appeal and function of department sites, including dynamic calendar and RSS widgets, image and video sliders, and social integration using the Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube APIs.
  • Improved navigation by using a study of visitor flow, featuring the most often-visited links prominently on the home page, and placing the most often-visited site sections in site-wide persistent navigation.
  • Facilitated department control over the content of their sections of the University website by optimizing CSS to handle unpredictable HTML.


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • RedDot CMS (AKA OpenText)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Twitter API
  • Facebook API
  • YouTube API

Chrome Extension: Mostly Harmless

Developed a Google Chrome browser extension to enable users of the news sharing site to take the social experience to every webpage they visit.


  • Allowed users to see at-a-glance if the page they are viewing has been submitted.
  • Enabled users to see which subreddits a page has been submitted to, vote and comment on the submissions, and re-submit the page to another subreddit.
  • Implemented the HTML5 notification API to provide desktop notifications of private messages.
  • Provided I18N using the Google Chrome extension API, enabling non-English speakers to use the extension in their native language.
  • Created a marketing website to promote the extension.
  • Developed an object-oriented JavaScript application documented in ScriptDoc, and released it under an open source license, all to facilitate community development.


  • HTML5
  • HTML5 notifications
  • CSS
  • JSON
  • Object-Oriented JavaScript
  • Chrome Extension API
  • API