Making websites is the only real job I’ve ever had. I care deeply about the open web, accessibility, user experience and performance.
During my career I’ve been a front-end developer, web developer, entrepreneur and a contractor. Currently I’m a webmaster at a large media company. Regardless of role, I’ve always strived for bullet-proof solutions that stand the test of time.
Front end is my main passion. I started learning HTML in 2000 and it has put food on my table since 2006. I’ve always subscribed to progressive enhancement and am a firm believer in HTML first, CSS second and everything else after that.
After reading I’m a fucking webmaster I told my boss that I wanted to be a webmaster. She laughed, and I had to convince her that I was being serious. I defined my role as looking after our websites in the big picture: make sure we’re heading to the right direction, make the right decisions and have the right resources. (I also still code whenever I can.)
I’ve always taken great pride in my work and I’m still fascinated by what I do. What can I say - I love the web!