Alex Bea


Howdy. I am a web developer and proponent of building efficient, accessible, and highly usable web experiences.

I’ve always appreciated the power of the web, but took a roundabout way to becoming a developer. I’ve been an academic nerd in grad school, studying digital communications. After that I was a digital advocacy nerd, supporting a couple of great climate change and environmental organizations. Finally, I started focusing in on being a web development nerd, as a technical project manager then developer.

I’m constantly on the hunt to learn new things. Some of my favorite sources are Javascript Weekly,, Responsive Design Weekly, and of course tweeters.


I’ve enjoyed giving talks at my local web development Meetups.

Favorite tools

Though I get a little better at resisting playing with all the latest shiny tools every day, I do enjoy a lot that others have created. Here are a bunch that I like and have used while working on this and other sites.