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’ve enjoyed giving talks at my local web development Meetups.
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.
- Sassmeister: My favorite preprocessor has a great side benefit of inspiring great tool names. This one is great for quickly testing Sass or creating demo code.
- FillMurray: You can use your cats, dogs, bears, or grey squares for placeholder images. I’ll use Bill Murray’s sweet face.
- Unsplash.it: When placeholder images need to be a bit more serious for client work, the photos from Unsplash are beautiful and versatile.