Hello!

Nick Ostrovsky

Full-stack designer. I like to keep things as minimal and as simple as possible.

Started to program with Sinclair Spectrum and has moved to user experience and interfaces since. Developed and contributed to projects for major brands such as L'Oreal, JTI and AB InBev among others. I am currently working as an independent contractor.

I live in Phuket, Thailand and enjoy the beautiful scenery with wife and two daughters.

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Interested in full-stack Ruby on Rails development with focus on front-end and components. Preaching clean, minimalistic approach with less dependencies.

Willing to join a tight team with smooth dev process.

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Anya Belova

Meet our older daughter Anya, a growing designer.

A present for her birthday. Hope it will help her to kickstart a designer career. She is getting pretty good with drawing and crafting things out.

Psst! If you need a drawing for your blog or something, let her take a stab at it.

anya.io

Design
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Phuket Vegan

Cleansing of Mind and Body

Another project from my wife. A holistic approach to health. Come over and stay as long as you like. Live in a lush tropical environment while working towards better you.

phuketvegan.com

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ANSI/ASCII Art

Next level visual sh*t

Having roots in the BBS Scene back in the days I've made this new banner for Sidekiq. Let me know if you want some ASCII/ANSI art for your console stuff.

Here is some of the stuff salvaged from the art-packs.

firedev.com/ascii

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Nanogrid

Nanogrid

Experimental fully-automatic CSS layout grid.

When building interfaces sometimes you just need to add columns like bam, bam, BAM! This tiny library does exactly that. Stack as many columns as you want, defining widths for the ones you need to be certain size. A mix between table and flex layout.

firedev.com/nanogrid

CSS
Pharmalife

Pharmalife

Motivation system for INPOS.

Pharmalife allows employees to track their performance across the shops they are working. An in-house system that might be offered for other clients one day.

motivation.inpos.ru

Ruby on Rails
Design
Cashflow Monitor

Cashflow Monitor

An in-house Cashflow Monitor on display in Russia's leading pharmacy chain headquarter.

It displays real-time animated sales statistics on a giant screen in their office.

apteka5.ru

Ruby on Rails
Design
QA

Quality Assurance

Working in a team you often need to quickly deploy different branches.

QA is an in-house system that quickly creates and maintains virtual machines. Deploying, provisioning and tearing down after. It is not ready for prime time yet, but might be one day.

qa.7pikes.com

Ruby on Rails
React.js
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Inpos

INPOS

INPOS is powering one of the biggest russian pharmacy chain with more than a thousand outlets.

Componentized the whole system, effectively rebuilding user interface.

inpos.ru

Ruby on Rails
React.js
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HeadStart

HeadStart Phuket

HeadStart is one of the leading International Schools in Phuket.

I have designed a new branding guidelines for the school, signs and the new website that is coming up online soon.

headstartphuket.com

Ruby on Rails
Backbone.js
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Inpos

Inpos.ru

INPOS is aiming at becoming an efficient solution for pharmacies.

Powering one of the biggest russian pharmacy chain with more than a thousand outlets.

inpos.ru

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Inpos

7pikes

We make business software and custom application.

Made site for them and working with their team on INPOS Point-of-sale system.

7pikes.com

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Hatch

Hatch

What if a tiny pet hatched on your phone? If it loved you, would you love it back?

Friends at Impending needed some help with e-mail template.

Hatch in App Store

HTML
Radium

Radium.me

Radium is the best online internet radio app for Mac and iOS.

I was glad to help friends at Catpig Studios with the site.

radium.me

HTML
A&A Model Agency Phuket

A&A Models

Logotype and branding for a local Phuket agency that didn't take off.

Design
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Moloko Property Phuket

Moloko Phuket

Web site solution for one one of the leading real-estate agenciesin Phuket, Thailand.

Phuket Real Estate

Недвижимость Пхукета

Ruby on Rails
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Moloko Property Phuket

Theory Of Constraints

Goldratt's Theory Of Constraints applied to retail.

Proof-of-concept inventory optimizer based on supply and demand for a conference.

toc.sc

Ruby on Rails
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jQuery Keyboard Navigation plugin

jQuery Keyboard Navigation plugin

Navigate link matrix from keyboard

This plugin allows you to navigate a set of links layed out in a matrix from keyboard.

Try jQuery.Keynav

jQuery
Phuket Russian School

Phuket Russian School

Language Center For Expat Children

Helped with the site for the language school aimed to help expat children to learn their native language.

phuketrussianschool.com

HTML
Design
The House Project

The House Project

Network of property web sites.

Expanding the success of PhuketRentHouse/PhuketBuyHouse, now we have launched Real-Estate directories for Ko Samui, Krabi and Pattaya in Thailand, and for Bali, Indonesia.

The sites are built on the same solid foundation that have proven itself powering Phuket sites.

thehouseproject.info

PHP
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TextMate Missing Bundle

Textmate Missing Bundle

Ever felt like something is missing in Textmate?

We too, so here is The Missing Bundle for TextMate

Forked from Motion Commands expanded and re-written.

Now includes the following functionality:

  • Put cursor at the beginning of code even in long lines with Cmd+Opt+←
  • Cleans whitespace on save Cmd+S
  • Delete the current line with Cmd+Opt+Del
  • Delete entire current word with Opt+Del

Download Texmate Missing Bundle on GitHub

Imagevue Online flash image gallery for your site.

Imagevue

An online image gallery for your site.

Upload you images and Imagevue will take care of the rest.

imagevuex.com

Check the new Imagevue web site just launched!

PHP
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Dear Apple...

Dear Apple...

Public reminder of glaring bugs in Apple products

Dear Apple. Thank you for your wonderful products. But could you fix some bugs in your Mac OS, MacBooks, iPhones, iPads, iPods and other stuff please?

dear-apple.com

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More Active!

More Active!

Activity tracker for your company.

Mer Aktiv means More Active in Norwegian. With our friends from Bonefish we are proud to present this sports/activity tracker for companies. It helps to motivate people stay active and fit.

meraktiv.no

Are you active enough?

PHP
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Jaconda.im

Jaconda.im

Every developer's ultimate chat tool.

Want to discuss working matters together or just chat with your friendsright now, without installing anything?

jaconda.im

classic.jaconda.im

Ruby on Rails
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Text2Link Safari Extension

Text2Link Safari Extension

This extension allows you to double-click links written in plain text to open them.

Based on the idea of a similar Firefox plugin this functionality is now available for Safari.

Double-click on plain text like: http://firedev.com to have it opened as it was a link!

Download Text2Link Safari Extension

Phuket Rent House

Phuket Rent House

Property sale and rental web sites.

PhuketRentHouse.com is the biggest free listing listing of villas, bungalows, houses,and other property for rent on a beautiful island of Phuket, Thailand.

PhuketBuyHouse.com is a sister site aimed to help property buyers and sellers to meet each other.

Phuket Rent House

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GipsyTeam

Gipsy Team

The leading Russian Poker web site.

Featuring blogs of the top Russian players along with poker news, strategy articles, live reports, poker videos and more. With cashback programs are available for virtually every major poker room.

gipsyteam.ru

PHP
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SizeUp

SizeUp and Cinch

Had a chance to take part in creation of great products by our friends at Irradiated Software.

SizeUp is the missing window manager for Mac OS which allows you to quickly position a window to fill exactly half or a quarter of the screen via system-wide shortcuts. Cinch is an implementation of Windows AeroSnap feature for Mac OS X.

irradiatedsoftware.com

GridPapr Online design collaboration tool

GridPapr

Online design collaboration tool.

You can use gridpapr as a quick way to organize the layout of a webpage, publication, or any other design that requires a layout structure. Gridpapr allows online collaboration and sharing of ideas.

gridpapr.com

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Indexr The smallest footprint fancy directory lister with thumbnails.

Indexr

The smallest footprint fancy directory lister with thumbnails.

You can use Indexr to quickly set up small gallery, or to put files online. Not only it lists files in folder, but creates thumbnails for images and shows some additional info. If you need a pretty directory listing with thumbnails right away, get indexr.

github.com/firedev/indexr

PHP
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Giftsmap Online wishlist service.

Giftsmap

Online wishlist service.

Once signed up, you can create wish lists and share them with friends. Keeps track on important dates and events. My first Ruby on Rails project. Time flies.

giftsmap.com

Ruby on Rails
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