Joel Walters

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About

Hi.

I’m Joel Walters, a web developer living in the Seattle, WA area.

I grew up in Charlotte, NC, graduated from UNCC with a degree in Computer Science, and then shortly thereafter moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2010.

I have a strong passion for designing and developing for the web. I’m excited about providing great user experiences across the plethora of web-connected devices.

Some of my hobbies include running, cycling, hiking, billiards, photography, making puns, and soapmaking (although I haven’t made soap in a while).

At some point I decided running — or should I say power hiking — ultramarathons was a good idea. I’ve finished 40+ mile foot races and keep signing up for more. I hope to finish a 100K foot race soon.

Recently, I’ve picked up DIY solar installations as a hobby.

Find Me On…

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Skills and Interests

Technology, etc.

  • Semantic, accessible, standards compliant HTML markup
  • Multi-device testing (cross-browser compatibility)
  • Progressive enhancement and graceful degradation
  • Front-end performance; resource optimization
  • Content first; mobile first
  • Progressive disclosure
  • Webfonts (icons)
  • CSS Preprocessing (Sass)
  • Grunt (build tool; automation)
  • Drush (Drupal shell tool)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • Drupal/jQuery modules/plugins (reusability)
  • Open Source contributions (GitHub, drupal.org)

Development Tools

  • Editors/IDEs: PhpStorm, Sublime Text, Vim
  • Languages: JavaScript, PHP, HTML/CSS, Ruby
  • Frameworks/Libraries: jQuery, Drupal 7/8/9, Sass, Bootstrap
  • Tools: terminal, git, Google Chrome developer tools
  • Systems: OS X, Linux and Unix-like OS, some Windows (IE testing)

Workflow

  • Issue/task tracking tool (GitHub/Bitbucket, Asana, Trello)
  • Version control with issue linking
  • Development, Staging, and Production environments for QA
  • Automation of repetitive tasks

Contact Me

You can email me. I will try to respond within 24 hours.

About This Site

This site is powered by Octopress (a static site generator using Jekyll). It was powered by Drupal, but that was overkill for a blog. :)