My code is standards compliant and cross-browser tested. Most of the sites I build are responsive, increasing usability and reducing load time on smaller devices.
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I am a native southerner, an artist, designer, coding enthusiast, and philosopher, exiled in a land bereft of Bojangles' and sweet tea. I love to build websites. I began dabbling in web design and development ten years ago and have since developed a fascination with how the web works.
My philosophy is all about philosophy. I have a degree in it. It is an undervalued discipline of study; some might even frown upon it. After all, with so few philosophy factories out there, one would think there's no room for it in the professional world. The trouble is, philosophy is fundamental to many other disciplines, which means everyone uses philosophy, but few use it well. Philosophy is all about problem-solving. It is about training the mind to think critically about complicated matters and to look at issues from an original perspective. I apply and interpret my other skills and interests in light of this foundational training. My eye for logic translates into a fascination with clean and organized code, and my love for art and design into an aspiration for creative theme development. In a word, I take complex content and come up with creative ways to feature it in a crisp, user friendly, and minimalist presentation. My love for thought, analytics, and design culminate in a unique and competent set of skills for building your website project.
I am a polymath of sorts. My interests and hobbies far exceed the time I have to devote to them, and I have a love/hate relationship with sleep because of it. When I'm not coding I like to spend my time outdoors, hiking, skiing, and exploring new places. I am a native of North Carolina and I love the mountains. My other hobbies include astronomy, reading, writing, blogging, drawing, movies, and studying and teaching theology. I am also fascinated by the landscapes of Iceland and Norway, and I love Huskies. I am a part-time graduate student and aspire to one day teach biblical studies and/or philosophy at the college level.
My Work Process
Designing and developing can be time consuming. Building a site efficiently requires a step-by-step plan.
Research and gather content and document requirements. Work to develop an intuitive and logical structure for content and propose a basic site map.
Organize basic compositions. With the provided content, work with different layout options to develop blueprints for the website's main pages.
Create the design compositions. The wireframe blueprints are used to produce flat concept designs complete with added color, images, and stylized content.
Write the code. The design compositions are first coded into static pages using clean and semantic markup, and then integrated with a dynamic content management system.
Delivery of the finished website. The completed product is thoroughly tested across all major browsers and on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, before being launched to the web.