Toronto Web Design & Software Development

Web Design and Development by Tinacious Design, a one-woman freelance operation by Tina Holly. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Having initially begun as a web design and development operation, I now focus exclusively on full stack software development. I help find that balance between high-quality code and shipping quickly while solving complex software problems.
  • Pixel-perfect, responsive product development. I work with designers to help find the balance of bringing their great designs to life while making technologically-sound decisions.
  • Front-end JavaScript application development in React, Redux, Vue.js, and AngularJS
  • Open-source software development in JavaScript, including contributions to Node.js, React, AngularJS, and jQuery
  • Back-end micro-services development in Node.js and Ruby on Rails, including system design and use of relational databases (PostGres, MySQL)
  • Leveraging third-party APIs to bring product to market as soon as possible
  • Test-driven development focusing on high-quality test coverage, including end-to-end testing, continuous integration (CI/CD)
  • Mobile app development, including native Android and iOS, Cordova, and React Native
  • Experience in Web Accessibility, to be inclusive of users of all abilities (WCAG, AODA)

I help clients internationally and locally in Vancouver with web design, web development, and application development.

Check out the services I offer, read my blog, or contact me.


Christina is a skilled, talented, and experienced front-end developer. She has a keen eye for detail, and cares not only about the code she writes, but also about design and copy, and often comes up with recommendations for improving overall user experience of the end product. During her time on my team, she worked on a high-profile project – redesign and rebranding of the ING DIRECT/Tangerine website, and also made a huge contribution to development of a new marketing content platform, by developing the client-side functionality using AngularJS. Christina will be a valuable asset on any team, and I highly recommend her for any UX/UI project.

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Vadim, UX Manager at Tangerine Bank of Canada (formerly ING Direct)

Christina is a very talented, efficient, hard-working front-end developer. She is able to implement even the most complicated designs into pixel-perfect front-end, Accessible code. I have worked with Christina on a number of projects for more than a year and have learned a lot about Responsive Web Design, CSS, jQuery and front-end development from her. Our biggest project together was the front-end development for the redesign of the Sheridan College website which is scheduled to launch in the fall where Christina did the front-end development, Responsive Design and custom jQuery code for the interface design mockups provided by an external branding agency. I have really enjoyed working with Christina and think she would be a great asset to any team.

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Marcel, Senior Web Designer at Sheridan College

Tina designed two websites for our institute and it has truly been a pleasure to work with herβ€”she takes good initiatives, has solid judgment, and her technical skills are excellent. She is also a great listener, so the final product, in both cases, is exactly what I aimed for (and perhaps even better)!

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Alexandra, Administrative Director at Institut des sciences et mathΓ©matiques

In April 2013, thanks to her help we were able to build a robust logbook system for the steel-making industry. With this web-based tool we’re now able to report events and performance during the startup of our plants, using media and database search capabilities. The project has been rolled out in just three weeks from scratch. Christina shows a remarkable ability to anticipate customers’ needs, asking the right questions, and can imagine possible scenarios through the logic flow of the project. This analytic approach helps prevent issues during the development, and dramatically cut down the “time to market” of her final products. Christina’s knowledge and work experience on a wide range of open-source solutions and standards is a valuable plus since she’s able to propose the best and smoothest platform for the specific goal. As CFO and ICT manager I definitively recommend Christina as consultant and specialist.

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Marco, Chief Financial Officer at Tenova HYL

Christina is a talented Web Designer & Developer and has proven herself an asset to our team. She uses her knowledge, web design skills and enthusiasm to complete projects (check out her website’s portfolio to see for yourself) such as the FUNDING matters inc. company website. I always enjoy working with her and appreciate her commitment and attention to detail. Christina always takes the time to recommend the best web design options based on aesthetics, functionality, and that “wow-that-looks-amazing-how-did-you-do-that?” factor. I would highly recommend Christina as a Web Designer & Developer.

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Sarah, Campaign Director at Funding Matters

Christina spearheaded two different UX design and front end development projects. She has SUPERB technical skills in the areas of HTML, CSS, jQuery / Javascript, and responsive design. She has a great eye for design and is very detail-oriented. I’m looking forward to hiring her if another prjoect comes up!

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Joel, Founder of Best Attendance