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Hello! and welcome to my new, in-progress, corner of the internet! My name is Jordan and I like to build things.

This site is another adventure into the JAMstack. Currently it is using 11ty + nunjucks and static data files. I do plan on hooking up a headless CMS... just as soon as I pick one...

About Me

I'm a CSS Engineer and creative front end developer living in Denver, CO and working at Universe Exploration Company. I also volunteer as a Director with my local Women Who Code chapter here in Boulder/Denver. My background in teaching, code, and art gives me a unique perspective and ability to solve and explain complex problems in a clear way. I love everything to do with CSS and rubber duck debugging.

Constantly fueled by my curiosity and passion for knowledge, I like to stay current on going-ons in the web world by attending meetups/conferences, reading, and pursuing continued coursework whenever I can. I believe that teaching something is one of the best ways to ensure mastery, so I jump on any opportunity to do so, including speaking at events and pairing with other developers at work.

Outside of work I like to nerd out on SVG Animations, Animal Crossing (or whatever game I am currently playing), and whatever book I am currently reading. I am a hobby photographer and dabble in various forms of arts and crafts when I have time. I love creating things whether it is in code or in art.

Learning in Public

I want to make a better effort to learn and grow and fail and try again in public. With that in mind, I have started recording and uploading my presentations from Toastmasters, where I go to learn how to be a better public speaker.

Featured Content:

Some of my favorite experiments, projects, and talks.

Dig In On Grid

Originally written for a conference back in 2018, I've been periodically updating and re-presenting this talk at community meetups. While this talk was initially focused on CSS Grid, I have expanded it over time to be more generally about all the tools we have for manipulating layout with CSS. Touches on flexbox, grid, subgrid, and multi-column layout tools.

Fishtank Sketch - Animation

Using Greensock(GSAP) to make it look like my vector line image of a fishtank is being drawn. You can click on the toggle to invert the image, or click the image itself to start the drawing process over.