My name is Ingo Steinke. I am an enthusiastic and creative web developer from Düsseldorf with more than 20 years of professional experience. Customers who have benefited from my work include Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die ZEIT, HDI, and wao.io. Currently I am a freelancer for the startup Planted from Cologne.
I can Work for You
Do you want to overhaul your website? Does your team need support from a front-end developer with full-stack experience? Call me or leave a message! It would be my pleasure to discuss your project over a coffee, with no obligations.
Make up your own mind about my work! A selection of my past projects:
After doing a ClimateHack project together in February 2021, I supported the Cologne based startup Planted by enhancing a webflow project and integrating payment providers.
In early 2020, I assumed management responsibility for the Cologne web performance meetup. We held a series of international lectures by Patrick Meenan, Andrew Petryk, Anna Backs und Christina Zenzes, amongst others, to inspire an audience extending beyond the borders of the region.
Event managementWeb performance
Plugin for WordPress
This WordPress plugin to assist our customers' editors automatically purges the cache memory at wao.io's performance optimization servers. The plugin was released on WordPress.org in 2020.
Plugin for Shopware
My first Shopware 6 project was an administrative plugin facilitates load time optimization for online shops via an API. It has been released in the official Shopware store in 2020.
How to speed up my website? At the Cologne Web Performance Meetup, Angelina Farsch and me explained how website owners can analyze and optimize their site speed without changing the code.
As a LIP Certified Designer, in 2018, I implemented a component to display electronic invoices, using Lucom Interaction Platform and Oracle SQL.
Small Business Website
I built Kleiderordnung-Duesseldorf.de as a single page website with tab navigation in 2016. I adapted the graphical print design for flyers and business cards in collaboration with the designer.
I can implement your layouts across platforms, and pixel-perfectly if needed. My goal is to build long-lasting solutions that are elegant, transparent, and easy to maintain. Modular components, themes, and CSS frameworks simplify collaboration and further development. Continuous testing allows me to discover and eliminate errors at an early stage.
When enhancing existing code, I benefit from professional experience and a pragmatic approach. With back-end and DevOps experience and a high willingness to learn, I can also take charge of tasks that may arise besides front-end development.
My preferred approach is to implement back-end interfaces as independent modules. For the web performance service wao.io, I developed plugins for Shopware 6 and the WordPress CMS. Both plugins were included in the official directories after being successfully tested.
Lucom Interaction Platform
Web Design, DevUX, Collaboration
Work and Passion
What still fascinates me
Worldwide communication and inspiration: The World Wide Web connects people with robust and decentralized technology. Websites designed to offer everyone access to this network need to be attractive, fast, and accessible. My work helps to make this dream a reality.
I founded a start-up in 2000 whose first products were interactive websites and browser games. Later, our core business transitioned to search engine optimization and our Active-Webshop software.
While employed as an e-commerce engineer at Xsite from 2010 to 2014, I developed online shops for Shop-Apotheke.com, Ars mundi, and other customers. As a technical consultant at Sevenval Technologies (later Avenga Germany), I optimized the loading time and mobile phone compatibility of apps and websites for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and created front-end applications for wao.io and other customers. I have been a freelance web developer since late 2020.
In the IT industry, innovation, transformation, and digitalization often mean nothing but technological progress. In many cases, social challenges in ecology, equality, safety, and data protection do not receive the priority they deserve. I want to support ethical and ecological projects, for example the transition in the transport sector, renewable energies, or environmentally friendly fashion.
Talks and Events
At conferences, courses, and meetups I like to exchange ideas on a professional and personal level. A selection of my past talks: