Say hi and introduce yourself!

This is a brand new community, so pop in here and introduce yourself :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hello, looks like I’m one the first ones here! :smile:

My name’s Daniel and I’ve been a front-end developer for almost 8 years now. For the past 4 years I’ve worked at an agency in Amsterdam, and I’m leaving in 2 weeks to become a full-time freelance developer. It’s a big step for me and I’m obviously a little nervous, but also very excited!

This also means I’ll be on my own a lot more when it comes to solving problems, so this community couldn’t have come at a better time. Looking forward to chatting with everyone here. I have lots of experience with WordPress and the new Block Editor, and also with more general design and front-end development. Thanks for setting this up Andy!

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Welcome, Daniel! Freelancing is hella scary, but it’s for sure the best decision I ever made :slight_smile:

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Well that’s encouraging! I’m lucky enough to have a client or two already, so I will have some work right off the bat. The rest of my time I’ll be working on redesigning my personal website and defining my niche—most likely interactive WordPress with deep Block Editor (Gutenberg) integration.

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Sounds ace! Good luck with it all :rocket:

Hi My name is Jeff I’m a developer, been working for that 3 star Korean mobile phone company for nearly 8 years but been in the business for over 30 years. Current splitting my time between Napa California and Cornwall UK. Been mostly in backend and mobile development but really enjoying moving more towards design and the use of CSS so love this resource

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Hi Daniel and Andy (and future people)! I’m Sam, and I’m a front-end developer based on the Isle of Man. I run a tiny development studio providing web development and related services to design agencies.

Looking forward to being a part of this community and seeing it grow. Thanks for setting it up Andy.

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Welcome aboard! Glad to have you here :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi, everyone! My name is Jason and I was fortunate enough to start learning web design in the heyday of the web standards movement. That being said, I’ve spent the past decade in the email marketing industry which… doesn’t have the same respect for standards, to say the least! I’m an evangelist at a company called Litmus and spend my days helping people send better emails for their subscribers. I’ve written a few books on the subject, love HTML and CSS, am perennially learning JavaScript, and work hard to make all my work accessible and inclusive. Cheers, and thanks for setting this all up, Andy.

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Hi everyone! My name is Adrian and I’m a “front of the front end” developer living in Iasi, Romania. I’ve been coding for over 15 years, lived and worked abroad for a while (2 years in Barcelona, Spain and 5 and a half years in Dublin, Ireland). I’ve been an employee, freelancer, contractor, and now I’m back to being employed in a local company here in my city. But my dream is to have my own business and help other developers make the most of their careers and lives.

I do mostly HTML/CSS with a touch of JavaScript. I’ve become very interested recently in personal branding and I want to explore how developers can benefit from such an asset. I’m interested in video creation, photography and streaming, I love tinkering with computer parts and I’m a massive video game player.

I got myself the full version of “Every Layout” and I hope to have more time to explore it fully. I also want to get into Static Site generators for a bunch of projects that I have in my mind. Unfortunately, my brain is not too keen on doing programming so I got stuck trying to make one behave in the way I want it to.

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Hello. I joined this community because I love frontend design, particularly the accessibility and voice related bits), and I’ve been working from home
for many years and know how important it is to have a place to go for random chatter. Thanks Andy for making this place happen!

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Yay! Welcome, everyone. Thank you for joining!

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Hi everyone,

My name is John, and I’ve been toiling away in corporate America building websites for a Fortune 500 company for the last 24 years. Despite the grind, I still love building websites. I live in Boise, ID, a lovely place (but a bit out of the way).

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(@hankchizljaw Thank you for setting this up and going live with it during these crazy times!) Hi, folks, I’m Bryce Wray, an older tech nerd in the USA. I’ve spent most of my years in tech marketing but am currently a webmaster (employer’s choice of title) for a real estate and financial services business. Interests include the Apple ecosphere and static site generators; my site (https://brycewray.com) is built with Eleventy and webpack.

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The more I thought about it today, the more it seemed that today was the right time to launch it :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi! I’m Baz. I’ve been working in Brighton, England as a web developer since 2003 and specialising in front-end since 2008. It was an accidental career move shortly after finishing Uni, and an interesting time to start — post dotcom ‘bubble’, just as the Web Standards movement was making strides and as Google were starting to work on some interesting projects.

It’s been a privilege to be involved in such a fast-moving and community-based industry, and I’ve had experiences working in-house, in agencies, freelance and contract, with clients, projects and teams large and small.

I’ve always been interested in the design side of the web, but it was the ease of sharing and access that initially drew me to it, and in more recent years this has manifested in a focus on UX, accessibility and inclusivity.

I’m looking forward to being a member of the Picalilli community!

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Welcome aboard! Thanks for joining

Hey all, I’m Juan and I like websites. I’ve been making them for about 5 years now as a freelancer in the US of A. Actually, I’ve only worked in web development as a freelancer. Before this, I did Networking. It was pretty alright.

I mostly work on the front-end with static site generators, though these days it seems like it’s all React all the time. I try to keep my code clean, maintainable, and semantic. And my websites accessible and snappy.

Other skills include nunchuck, bo hunting, computer hacking.

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Hey all!

I’m Jewell, a dev from a tiny town in North Carolina, and have been a netizen since forever. I’m supposed to be getting my personal site launched, like, yesterday. Hopefully I can use this downtime to push it out. Happy to be here, and nice to meet you all! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi all! I call myself a software engineer but mostly do front-end web dev. Generally love the web and specifically like building UIs. Currently based in Boston (though that may change pretty soon).

Look forward to looking through discussions since it’s likely that I’ll mostly just be observing here :sweat_smile:

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