Wednesday, October 24, 2012

jsonmé: A Simple HTML and JavaScript Resume Generator

It's been forever since I updated my resumé so I decided to turn my GitHub page into my living resumé.  Being a web developer I wanted to so something unique yet simple.  After playing around with a few concepts I decided to put all of my resume's data into a JSON file and create a small web app that would read it via AJAX and display its contents.  I was so happy with the result that I decided to extract out the code and put it up on GitHub and the result is jsonmé.

I wanted jsonmé to have a small footprint yet work in all browsers back to IE6.  I decided to use the Sizzle.js selector engine since it has such a proven track record in jQuery.  I also needed a small library for doing normalized AJAX requests.  I settled on snack.js, its a small and well written utility library with AJAX capabilities that also gives me a normalized document ready function.  

The resulting application is a simple and easy to implement application.  The easiest way to create your jsonmé is to fork the GitHub repository and rename it to  For instance my personal resume is at  

The code is completely Open Source and licensed under the MIT license so feel free to grab it and do whatever you want with it.  If you do something awesome with it I'd love to hear about it or even get a pull request for it.

The source can be found at:
Fork me on GitHub