As a UI Developer and UX Designer, my passion is in building the user-facing web and the experiences that make it engaging, compelling, and useful. My core approach is to Keep It Stunningly Simple, a practice encouraging creative innovation while maintaining pragmatic focus. Via this careful balance, outstanding solutions can be created with highest probability of project success.
Over the past 20 years I've worked in many aspects of web production. Much of his time has been focused on consulting, allowing me to work in several commercial market vertical, nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations, and departments of state and federal government. Professional engagements include projects in ecommerce, cybersecurity, automotive, sports entertainment, higher education, healthcare, real estate, financial, and nonprofit. I've worked with such companies as Universal Mind, Under Armour, Toyota, World Wildlife Fund, The Johns Hopkins University, and Duke Energy.
If you’ve yet to check out Jekyll, I’d strongly suggest doing so. It’s a very powerful static site generator and a compelling tool for re-discovering strengths of a static website. I use it for this website. It’s a huge time saver for me, allowing me to devote more time to content creation. Its integraton with Github Pages also makes content publication a snap.
For those already already working with Jekyll, you’ve probably been working with the Liquid template language for optimizing templates. Liquid is a quick learn and great tool for Jekyll templating. I recently used with Liquid to customize Jekyll’s head.html include to optimize social channel metatags.
I recently attended this year’s dev.Objective() web conference and was given an opportunity to present Static Site Generation with HUGO. Dev.Objective() always brings in heavy-duty brain power so I was very excited to geek out, get questions and in this case, challenge comfort zones.
The type and number of characters we use for code indention have and probably will always be a source of contention for programmers. Should we use tabs or spaces and how many of either? Some will consider this a tired argument, others find it comical, and some have very strong opinions on what’s the right way to indent.
Like all things Web, SEO is a wild ride. Ranking criteria changes rapidly as do strategies for optimizing content visibility. As challenging as this is, the goal of both search and content providers is the same: to deliver quality content to Web users. Schema.org is a collaborative effort founded by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex. Its purpose is to create, maintain, and promote structured data schemas for embedding a voculary of metadata into Web markup. This provides a common, rich context for search engine ranking and offers content providers a means to improve content quality - a win win!