My name is Shirley Ma and I am a web developer from Toronto, Canada.

Let's make the web better.

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I aspire to combine my wide range of knowledge in web development and design, object oriented programming to create simple, beautiful, and intuitive web applications.

I have always been passionate about making websites. It all started as a casual hobby when in grade school and blossomed into a career. I have over 10 years experience developing sites on my leisure time and over three years of experience working in a professional environment. I strive to work on projects where I can significantly contribute my abilities and in return, acquire new knowledge for myself.


Web development

Front end and back end web development languages.

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript + jQuery
  • PHP
  • ColdFusion


Some programming languages I have worked with.

  • Java
  • C++
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Python


Software applications that I am familiar with.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft
    Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • GitHub
  • Subversion
    (Tortoise SVN)
  • Sitefinity CMS
  • WordPress
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro

Notable Skills/Experience

  • Editable PDF Forms
  • Flash Animations (basic)
Work Experience

Junior Software Engineer - Web Development

Questrade Inc
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January 2012 - present

  • Assist in launching several marketing campaigns through development of responsive microsites, html emails and other front end related updates
  • Maintain front-end web content on Questrade's various websites through content management systems and visual studio
  • Develop HTML based emails while ensuring cross-compatibility across major email platforms

Web Application Developer

Environment Canada
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
January 2011 - August 2011

  • Developed and maintained the wild species website and the wild species 2010 report website.
  • Learned ColdFusion in order to change the pre-existing wild species website

Web and Print Assistant

Questrade Inc
May 2010 - August 2010
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Created HTML based email pages with Adobe Photoshop for images and Adobe Dreamweaver for development
  • Learned basic Adobe Flash in order to develop promotional flash banners
  • Assisted with regular content and graphic updates using mainly HTML and CSS for Questrade's various websites

Web Designer

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG)
Toronto, Canada
May 2008 – August 2008

  • Updated and developed OLG's internal and external web properties with HTML, XML, and CSS, using Stellent web content management system
  • Developed web design skills through the use of applications such as Macromedia HomeSite, Microsoft Visual SourceSafe and Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining the annual online OLG Federated Health charity auction through an online auction web application

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Candidate for Bachelor of Mathematics
Expected graduation April 2014

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Curriculum Vitae
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Responsive Design

Questrade Inc

OptionsANIMAL Campaign

Green flag was created with CSS3's transform property

Questrade Inc

RRSP Campaign

Questrade Inc

Boxing Day 2013 Promotion


Questrade Inc

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Small graphic details are made entirely using HTML and CSS



Simple layout for an image intensive blog - designed using CSS, HTML, JavaScript and custom tumblr theme design

Wild Species

Environment Canada

Introduction page

Email Development

Questrade Inc

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