I’m a software engineer residing in Midhurst, the heart of the South Downs. With an umbilical cord to London, I currently work on data visualisation tools, and previously worked on the team behind theguardian.com and the Guardian's web based content management system, Composer.
Being passionate about the open web, I aim to work on software that exploits the decentralised nature of the web to solve non-trivial, critical problems. With a strong background in arts as well as engineering, I approach web development in its entirety: UX, performance, and functional programming are some of the things I enjoy most. I also love the art of photography as a tool for life documentation.
Things I’ve built
- Scribe, a web rich text editor, built for the Guardian's CMS
- Sbscribe, a social news and feed reader.
- the Guardian’s offline page
- Chrome extension for editing URL query parameters, written in Elm
- Chrome extension for easily viewing and switching A/B tests on theguardian.com, written in Cycle.js
- a seed project for creating a blog using TypeScript
- a simple offline blog to demonstrate service worker capabitilies
- a dashboard to easily view deploys of theguardian.com, written in TypeScript
- the Guardian’s developer site
Native apps have long had tools to give users good experiences when they have poor internet connectivity or none at all. With service workers, the web is catching up. This talk demonstrates how I built the Guardian’s offline page.
In light of responsive web design, people often focus heavily on how content should be rendered, but how it is produced is usually overlooked. This talk reviews how the challenges of responsive web design can bleed into issues of content production, and how the Guardian solves these issues with Composer – our web-based, digital content-management system.