Front End Web Developer
I am a self-taught web designer and developer based in the Southern Tier of New York. I am passionate about using technology-based solutions to help solve real world challenges.
I first began learning to code in the mid 1990's. Remember those annoying pages with flashing text and too many animated gifs? I know I do; I created quite a few of them. The good news is that website design has come a long way since then, and so too have my skills.
Recently, I decided to move beyond the hobbyist stage and begin to seriously pursue web design and development. I have educated myself using various online resources, including:
In addition to these resources, I am enrolled in the iSchool at Syracuse University where I will obtain a master of science degree in Library and Information Science and a graduate certificate in Data Science. The curriculum focuses not only on traditional library science, but also on information technology, reflecting the evolving role of libraries in the digital age.
Hypertext Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheets are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. Along with graphics and scripting, HTML and CSS are the basis of building Web pages and Web Applications
Responsive design is not a platform, but an approach to web development that allows web pages to be accessible on multiple screen sizes, browsers, and devices. A site built with responsive design adapts to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, eliminating the need for creating multiple versions of a site.
Python is a user-friendly, but very powerful high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Python can be used in server-side web development in order to create dynamic web sites and applications. Python is especially useful in data science. Its core libraries like NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas make it ideal for data analysis and visualization.
Data analysis is the process of applying statistical and/or logical techniques to evaluate and describe data. Data visualization allows for the understanding of the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. Data science has a wide range of applications from policy analysis to biostatistics & epidemiology to business predictive modeling.
Preview a selection of my web design. application, and programming projects.
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