designsignature is a small agency run and operated by me (Jacques [Jayx] Mostert). I specialise in converting bitmap to HTML and/or WordPress themes by night and build (predominantly) ecommerce sites by day.

I currently work full time as a tech manager/web developer (front-end/mobile) at Woolworths Online, but still maintain a small client base of design agencies and hosting clients. You can read more about this in the services section of this site.

Occasionally I still dabble in the world of design, but most of my freelance energy is focused on/around front-end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS).


A brief overview of my work history ...

  • 2003General Manager - Creative Publications: design, print, publishing incorporating The Bargain Bulleting, Garden Route Property Magazine, Vibrant Living Lifestyle Magazine, Creative Touch Design Agency.
  • 2005Owner - designsignature: design, web development, WordPress, web hosting.
  • 2006Owner/Partner - eactive: tourism web portal, web design/development agency.
  • 2007Facilitator - Damelin: multi-media, design software.
  • 2009CSS Programmer - Naspers (Wiki Unit): WhosWhoSA, Ancestry24, New History SA, Schools Wiki Project.
  • 2011Front-end Team Lead - takealot.com: e-commerce.
  • 2015Technical Manager Online Front-end - Woolworths: retail, e-commerce.

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Recent articles »

Disable video autoplay on LinkedIn

LinkedIn (recently) included a feature that starts autoplaying videos on your timeline as you scroll then into view. In case you were wondering (as I was) how to prevent those annoying videos of/posted by Brett-you-know-who from autoplaying on your LinkedIn time line - wonder no more ...

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If you reference W3Schools ...

If you reference W3Schools as "spec" on stackoverflow, you are a bad person #justsaying

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Separation of concerns in CSS

I recently started a process of refactoring all the front-end code at my full time gig. I have also been reading tons of articles relating to style guides and pattern libraries ... and, subsequently, just about every article on the topic of OOCSS, SMACSS and Atomic Design and just realised again how poorly the code base I inherited was designed/architected.

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