About

Who am I?

My name is Adam Norris and I'm a front-end developer currently working for Harris: a digital agency based in Leeds, UK. I am married with two children and in my spare time enjoy playing the guitar / piano, table-top gaming and the odd curry.

My Philosophy

I enjoy building websites which are accessible, performant and have a great user experience. I prefer to focus on what is best for the user rather than this year's latest trend. I use the principles of progressive enhancement to create clean, semantic code which will work across a range of different situations.

I like to keep up to date with what's happening in the industry and spend time reading blog posts, listening to podcasts and watching online tutorials to stay informed about new approaches and best practices.

My Toolbox

I try to keep things simple and only use tools when they're really needed. Here's some I use on a regular basis:

  • WordPress / Craft CMS
  • Photoshop / Sketch
  • VS Code
  • Git
  • Github / Bitbucket
  • Gulp / Codekit
  • Deploybot HQ
  • Google Analytics

Acknowledgements

I am indebted to all the people in the web development community who give so much of their free time and expertise to make our industry a better place. In no particular order I'd like to thank the following people whose advice and guidance has been invaluable: Chris Coyier, Dave Rupert, Rachel Andrew, Jen Simmons, Ethan Marcotte, Jeremy Keith, Steve Faulkner, Charlie Owen, Sara Soueiden, Brad Frost, Erik Kennedy, Eric Meyer, Amber Weinberg, Laura Kalbag, Steve Schoger, Mandy Michael, Rob Dodson, Marcy Sutton, Adrian Roselli, Val Head, Sarah Drasner, Mike Riethmuller, Chris Heilmann.