JavaScript - - By Simon Willison

Kicking things off

Hello!

Since this is my first entry on a new blog, I’d better start off by introducing myself. I’m a web developer from the UK, currently working in Lawrence, Kansas for the industrial placement year of my computer science degree at the University of Bath. I’ve been blogging for nearly two years at my personal weblog on a large variety of predominantly geeky subjects, mostly relating to web development in its many forms.

If I already have a blog, you may ask why I’m blogging here. Aside from the truck-load of money SitePoint deposited on my doorstep[1] I’m greatly looking forward to working on a blog with a single, defined subject. I will be focusing exclusively on client-side development: HTML, CSS and Javascript, the three essential elements of a modern web site. I’ll be examining modern techniques, linking to interesting new ideas and of course waxing lyrical about how sensible, standards based coding can reduce development time and increase the quality of the web as a whole.

Blogging is all about linking, and I plan to keep the links flowing freely from day one. I’ll be keeping myself open to suggestions; if you see anything out there that you think deserves discussion please drop me a line.

[1] OK so it’s not a truck-load, but I feel it’s important to disclose that this is a paid position.

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