This is the about page. Nearly every website on the internet has one. It’s where people go when they can’t figure out what the site is about from the homepage.
All of the photos, drawings and writing on this site is produced by me. The site has gone through many changes over the years. It has gone from portfolio, to blog, to collection of photos, back to blog and then to whatever it is now. There is no theme to the content. There is no mission statement for the website. I am a graphic designer. This is my website.
Designer or a Web Developer?
Design is a skill and craft that can take years to acquire. With the field of design, there are many specialities. Designers design billboards, toothbrushes, wallpaper, books, websites and nearly anything else you can think of. Each specialty requires a unique set of tools. Mostly I design websites, so my primary tools are HTML and CSS.
I am a designer. Yes, I can implement a CMS. I’m pretty good with WordPress and ExpressionEngine. I have a good understanding of programming languages like HTML and CSS, as well as PHP.
I write my own code, but I am a designer. HTML and CSS are the tools (like pens and paper or Photoshop and InDesign or Xacto and Rubylith) used by a designer who specializes in websites. I often talk about coding and servers, because those are the tools I use.</p>
If you’re still confused why a designer would bother talking about HTML or CSS, then fine, call me a developer. Just don’t use the term “UX.”
Under the hood.
The site is powered by HTML (no, it’s not currently content managed) and hosted at Dreamhost.
This site was coded by hand, with love. The hamburger tastes better when you kill the cow yourself.
To contact the author, email email@example.com