Web development combines the scientific precision of programming languages, and the beauty of graphic design into one seamless experience. I bring both sides of the equation together.
Many people will say they don't care about the method, as long as they get the correct answer. A messy solution is hard to follow, and even harder to maintain. I'm into simple, elegant solutions that work exactly as you should expect them to. There doesn't need to be a wizard hanging around when you have a scientist.
I do a lot of things I'm passionate about on the web. My skills are plural but my passion is singular: beautiful simplicity. I make code you'll want to read with 2ch ascii art thrown in for extra fun. I believe an application cannot be superficially beauty, because the real beauty begins within.
I have more experience with Photoshop than I care to admit, along with Illustrator and InDesign. I have spent the past two years learning print design in a variety of volunteer roles.
From Photoshop to Code my specialty is taking something pretty and making it functional in HTML5, CSS3, and PHP. I am more often than not found turning things into Wordpress themes.
When I begin projects my only concern is user data, and I even have nightmares about keeping it safe. I have been on both ends of a DDoS, and consider security to be a hobby. Permissions should be on everyone's mind, but is usually overlooked. I consider it a must for any project I am invited to do.
Servers have never been voodoo to me, and I am about as native in GNU/Linux as Stallman himself. I have years of expertise in server operations and deployment, including creating new strategies to cut down the amount of time I have to spend tilling the fields at the server farm.
I've been adding to the internet since third grade when I discovered geocities. The first programming language I learned was Actionscript when I was 14 to create a flash based game like the ones I saw on NewGrounds.com Since then I've increased my repertoire and dropped flash for more modern solutions. I'm self taught and still learning.
Unsanitized queries? Brute force attacks? Using Wordpress...at all? I've seen my fair share of holes and make it a point to find them in most web applications. I can break it, fix it, and give you a plan in the future when I'm not around.
I've been using and dealing with Wordpress since 2006 and have seen all incarnations of problems and themes for the platform. Theme design and development, plugin development are my specialties.
Most traffic to websites happens on a device that fits into the palm of your hand. No matter what the user arrives to a site on, he should be able to get the full experience. Responsive design means that the end users will always get the whole website on every device, not just a desktop.
90% of the web is served up on Linux servers, whether it's on AWS, Rackspace, or in someone's basement. I've been working with Linux for over 6 years and have a harmonious relationship with init scripts and LAMP stacks and saving apache from itself.
Degrees from ASU
Pull Requests on Github
I like meeting new people, talking about code, or teaching what I do. I am an oversharer when it comes to Open Source Software, and can be found slumming around LUG meet ups.