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About Me

Hi, I'm Chris, currently an iOS developer (at about an intermediate grasshopper level), and previously a front-end web ninja. This is where I store a few things I've made, wrote about, or have done — my small pocket on the web. Find out more about me

I currently am having a blast working at Tinder as an iOS developer, learning from amazing developers such as @badeen, @patrickmick, and the amazing guru @sgkochan.

Software — I build things

ffwd iOS music player Enjoy your music library in a whole new way. Featuring beautiful artist backgrounds and fluid 3D animations, ffwd is a new way to interact with and enjoy your music, learn more about your artists, and quickly find the music you want to listen to.

See a demo and learn more at ffwdapp.com

Facebook App Un-linkifier Chrome Extension. This removes all the silly app requests when you try to read or view something that someone else shared through a social reader. Works automatically in the background. You can turn it on or off by clicking on the little icon in the address bar.

How does it work? Why, take a look at this fancy video demonstration.

Mobile Music Player Experiment (iPhone/iPod Touch only) - HTML5, CSS and JS based mobile music player for iPhone.

Sorry, you must be using an iPhone or iPod touch to view this link. Please view http://pocketlim.com/player on an iPhone or iPod Touch.

You can even add it to your homescreen by hitting + (custom icon and splash screen, whee!) but you lose background music playing, thanks to Apple's no-multitasking for webapps design.


Trackpad Magic - (Note: Outdated) A small utility that I wrote to solve an issue with my laptop trackpad and my palms. Many thanks to the handful of people that have emailed me about this program and have helped me to get it working on their systems!

Latest Update - 5/22/2010: Removed Apple specific code and made the program accessible to all laptops. Now asks you, the user, to tell it which External USB mouse you have. Still supports 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of Windows.

Websites — I build more things

CityBilly Los Angeles Visit CityBilly LA

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, CityBilly serves up modern American comfort food, with a twist. Their signature CityBilly Burger, special Bac-onion rings and their delectable Mac and Cheese (with truffle oil!) is rounded out with an assortment of salads, appetizers and entrees. They also have a full bakery with gourmet coffee and tea. With their input, I:

  • Created a theme based on large food photography and their color choice
  • Customized a special mobile version for mobile phones and devices (tablets, smartphones)
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

Find CityBilly LA at 611 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017. They are open from morning till night, M-Sa.

Myspace Music Player launch demo See Demo

This was a marketing demo created to demonstrate different cool aspects of the Music Player I helped to build before my consulting contract with Myspace ended. Working with a team of brilliant web developers, we came up with a concept to show how to use and interact with the player, and I took some free time to implement a demonstration. Ultimately, the marketing department decided not to use it, and instead went in a different direction.

  • Built with CSS animations and transitions
  • Used jQuery to provide interactivity and visual cues to guide the user on what to do next
  • Unintrusive, clean design
  • Interactive keyboard to visually show them how to use keyboard shortcuts

Pasta Primavera mobile site Visit Pasta Primavera Mobile

Sorry, you must be using an iPhone or iPod touch to view this link. Please view http://pocketlim.com/pastaprimavera/mobile on a mobile device.

I created a mobile site for Pasta Primavera using Sencha Touch as an experiment into learning how to use a mobile focused framework to build a web app.

  • Built using Sencha Touch 1.0
  • Utilized visual cues and photography from original website to keep a consistent visual flow
  • Optimized for mobile viewing
  • Still kept all relevant information in a small footprint site

Jump Associates Visit Jump Associates

A hybrid strategy firm, Jump Associates helps companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. They came to WebMocha to help implement the v6.0 redesign of their website. As a consultant, I:

  • Created heavily customized templates for various pages and articles
  • Seamlessly integrated customized templates with client's chosen CMS
  • Utilized jQuery effects, UI controls and customized objects
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests
  • Created easy to use documentation to help their content team populate all sections
  • Built an extensible, modular architecture
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

Unisfair Visit Unisfair

The leader in virtual event solutions for engaging with customers, Unisfair powers virtual events, trade shows, online job fairs, virtual business environments, and recruiting events. They came to WebMocha to bring a visual and technical refresh to their website. As a consultant, I:

  • Heavily customized themes and designs
  • Created semantic, web standards compliant HTML
  • Created intelligent CSS (descriptive class names, modular specificity, etc)
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests
  • Included unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Built an extensible, modular architecture
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

PureWater+ Visit PureWater+

Your local Huntington Beach source for pure and healthy living, PureWater+ is committed to bringing you health through exercise, nutrition, and information. PureWater+ wanted a simple, clean site to provide information on water, nutrition, and healthy living.

  • Theme designed to reflect health and water, simple for information
  • Created semantic, web standards compliant HTML
  • Created intelligent CSS (descriptive class names, modular specificity, etc)
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

If you're in the area, you can find PureWater+ at 19099 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. It is closed on Wednesdays.‎

Kirk Akahoshi, Life Coach Visit Kirk Akahoshi's Website

With over 11 years of coaching and guidance, Kirk Akahoshi has worked with a variety of clientele from youth to elderly, mentally challenged to the highly successful, and from individuals to groups. His unique coaching methods, synthesized with his psychology and teaching background, have a proven track record of transforming a person's future and outlook on life. Kirk wanted to redesign his site into blog format, allowing him to continually update his readers and clients with new insight and new inspiration. Working with Kirk, I:

  • Customized the theme and integrated it with the latest Wordpress
  • Created semantic, web standards compliant HTML
  • Created intelligent CSS (descriptive class names, modular specificity, etc)
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests

2.0 Buying Agency Visit 2.0 Agency

Using Patty's knowledge in merchandising and fashion consulting along with Lisa's experience as a buyer and popular store owner in one of L.A.'s hottest fashion districts, 2.0 Buying Agency gives retailers an unrivaled edge for finding great fashion at a remarkable value. Patty and Lisa wanted a simple site that supported a blog. With their input, I:

  • Created a custom theme based on design input from Patty
  • Customized theme and integrated it with the latest Wordpress
  • Created semantic, web standards compliant HTML
  • Created intelligent CSS (descriptive class names, modular specificity, etc)
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

International Restaurant Village Visit International Restaurant Village

With retail and restaurant space, the International Restaurant Village is a one stop destination in Rancho Cucamonga highlighting cuisine from all four corners of the globe. With their input, I:

  • Visited and photographed the site
  • Customized theme using images taken from the plaza
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests
  • Created semantic, web standards compliant HTML
  • Created intelligent CSS (descriptive class names, modular specificity, etc)
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

Cornerstone Business Association Visit Cornerstone

An international corporation specializing in commodity trading, Cornerstone Business Association wanted a web presence that demonstrated their responsibility and integrity as a corporation. With their input, I:

  • Created a theme that would embody a strong corporate image, while representing responsibility
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests
  • Created semantic, web standards compliant HTML
  • Created intelligent CSS (descriptive class names, modular specificity, etc)
  • Supported SEO-friendly construction

Pasta Primavera Visit Pasta Primavera

Note: Pasta Primavera has closed and is now a new restaurant named CityBilly.

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Pasta Primavera has been serving authentic Italian food since 1989. They wanted an elegant website that would attract people to dine at their Downtown location. With their help, I:

  • Created a theme that gave a warm, welcoming look to the site
  • Provided professional photography services on-site at their Downtown Los Angeles location
  • Retained the look of the menu with the fonts, backgrounds and colors
  • Handled client's rapidly changing requirements
  • Provided quick turnaround to requests

Find Pasta Primavera at 611 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017. They are open for lunch and dinner M-F.

Photography — I shoot pictures

Why I love shooting RAW (and also Photoshop Lightroom):

If you've always wondered why people take the time to shoot RAW, then spend hours afterward meticulously tweaking and editing the photos, let me give you a small example why to do it. This shot was taken in a really dark area, no flash and not much ambient light. Click on the photo to see the difference.

This particular photo took less than 2 minutes to edit in Photoshop Lightroom. I love RAW :)

Lim's Pocket of Photos - I dig photography.


Temple - Seoul, Korea


A little pond on top of the world - Zamboanga, Philippines

Travel — I go places

To Far Away Worlds - A little trip I took.

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy - My favorite spot

Recommended — You go places