Before anything else, I'm a designer. It informs everything else I do. Most of the time people mean a visual designer, someone responsible for the look and feel of a thing. That's part of it. It's a part I enjoy. But I believe in a broader definition.
I think that being a designer means you think about how the thing works. You look at it from every angle. Each decision you make is then informed by this. That's how something becomes well designed.
With my roots in design, it wasn't long before I started to be intrigued by the world of programming. I wanted to know how to breathe life into the static site mockups I was creating. What started as basic HTML and CSS work has morphed into something else entirely.
This was a real pleasure to work on. A site designed to showcase and sell rental properties in Savannah, GA and the surrounding area, Southern Belle lets the properties do the talking. We went with a monochromatic color scheme and let the phenomenal photography light up the page.
A simple site with a lot of character, Independent Formatting is the home for Lisa Wispé's page layout business. Lisa wanted to honor the print-based nature of her work (as well as her love of literature) with a design that harkened back to old books with beautifully patterned covers.
Provided with another great design by Zen Design Firm, I built this custom WordPress theme for Bill Rinaldi. Designed to showcase the wide variety of different projects that Mr. Rinaldi is a part of, the site includes an easy-to-use system of tags and categories to control what posts show up where on the site.
This article was almost six months in the making. I researched the history of the open source project WebKit, and told the story of how it began, as well as the changes that it's experienced over the years.
This five-part series on the iOS app Pythonista was a big hit among readers. It walked you through the app from the interface to the basics of writing Python code.
Every site I build is written in modern, standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS3.
I'm a strong proponent of progressive enhancement. That's a development philosophy that ensures your site's content is accessible to anyone browsing the Web, but rewards visitors using the latest and greatest browsers with a superior experience.
I love WordPress. It's a fabulous tool with an incredible community. I specialize in custom theme development, and have experience integrating with popular plugins like WooCommerce and Sensei.
I also had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the first ever WordCamp Scranton in 2015.
When it's used skillfully it adds an exciting pop, but you don't need it in everything, and a little goes a long way.
It isn't fancy. It isn't what "all the cool kids are using". But you know what PHP is? Dependable. That's what I look for in my server-side tools. Something with a proven track record and has been around the block a time or two.
These are the same reasons why I use MySQL for all my database needs.
Roofing by Bruce is a family-owned and operated roofing and chimney company. They were looking for a modern interpretation of a retro look. Inspired by vintage ads from the 1950s and 60s, we pulled colors and shapes that evoked the feelings we were looking for.
Blue Mountain Sign is a family-owned and operated sign making business. Specializing in quality sign work for other small businesses, we created a flexible mark which works well in many different contexts.
That Butterfly Feeling makes handcrafted jewelry with an emphasis on natural materials and gem stones. They were looking for a simple mark that walked the line between elegance and whimsy.