Hi, I'm Chris Manning.

Front End Developer at Viget.

More About Me

I began writing code as a Computer Science major at James Madison University. I loved programming and problem solving, but I also found myself longing for work with more focus on design and usability. After 3 semesters of programming and related CS classes, I switched majors to Media Arts and Design. I found the balance I was looking for on the web and began concentrating on front end development.

I have been in this space professionally for the last 7 years. I believe in doing things the right way. I take pride in following standards and best practices. I am extremely attentive to detail. I am driven by results and work to improve on a daily basis. I often learn and complete tasks independently, but I thrive in a team setting, learning by example as well as mentoring others.

Outside of Work

I'm married and have two incredible children. When I have some spare time, you'll probably find me with a guitar, out running, or at the driving range. I am also a hopeless Cleveland Browns fan.

Chris Manning


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  • Viget, May 2013 - Present
    • Front End Developer
  • USA TODAY, May 2010 - April 2013
    • Manager, Development 11/2012 - 04/2013
    • Senior Web Developer 10/2011 - 11/2012
    • Web Developer 05/2010 - 10/2011

    Build high-performance web applications for usatoday.com, with a focus on front-end development.

    As a team lead during the development of the recently re-launched usatoday.com, I helped rebuild the site from scratch using Python (Django), HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Assembled a custom JavaScript stack including Modernizr, Require.js, Backbone.js and jQuery to layer a single-page web app on top of the traditional news website. Utilized CSS3 transforms to create a seamless and more engaging user experience.

  • MPRI, May 2008 - April 2010
    • Web Developer

    Front-end developer for www.army.mil, the official website of the United States Army.

    Transformed mock-ups into HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP (CodeIgniter) for Army news pages and microsites. Performed similar duties for CORE, a rebuild of the CMS. Supported legacy browsers, such as IE6, and helped implement best practices for Section 508 compliance.

Relevant Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Backbone.js
  • Require.js
  • Python
  • Django
  • C#
  • XSLT
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Omniture
  • Brightcove


James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
B.S. Media Arts and Design. Concentration: Interactive Media


  • Introduction to Django with Jacob Kaplan-Moss, February 1-2, 2012
  • South by Southwest Interactive, May 13-17, 2009
  • eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, October 20-23, 2008