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MattLayton

Hey! I'm a front-end web engineer with more than 10 years experience.

I'm passionate about creating beautiful user interfaces which rigorously conform to web standards whilst being responsive and accessible.

I'm passionate about creating beautiful user interfaces which rigorously conform to web standards whilst being responsive and accessible.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Matt. I studied computer science and games programming and have been a web developer now for more than ten years. Things have changed a lot since I first started and the web platform is moving faster than ever! I've always been excited about what could be achieved and seeing my own ideas go from design to code. I spent a lot of my youth turning designs into pixel perfect html and CSS and even, needlessly, writing PHP and MySQL based content management systems from scratch. This was all great practice and taught me a lot but these days I'm able to focus my energy on conforming to accessibility standards, semantics, and building robust, cross browser, user interfaces. I love nerding out about best practices and putting myself in the shoes of users who rely on assistive technologies to browse the web.

The collection of work you find here is by no means comprehensive and merely provides a snapshot of what I've accomplished. I've worked on both social good and corporate projects (including the ninth-largest commercial airline in the US). I also freelance, so get in touch if you have a project or an idea you'd like me to work on.

Work & Experience

  1. Neontribe

    June 2013 — Current

    Web Engineer

  2. Neontribe

    Sept 2012

    University placement year

  3. Banana Link

    Dec 2008

    Programming tasks orientated around website development. Repeatedly went back on a voluntary basis

  4. L J Technical Systems Ltd

    Nov 2005

    Electronics Assistant - Two weeks assisting in assembly of electronic models including switches, connectors, circuit boards and general engineering operations

Software Skills

    HTML
    CSS
    JavaScript
    PHP
    React
    Drupal
    WordPress
    Jekyll
    Gatsby
    C#
    Photoshop
    Illustrator

Hobbies & Interests

  • Video Games
  • Board Games
  • Psychology
  • Bouldering
  • Nutrition
  • Bodybuilding

Education

  1. Long Stratton High School

    Sept 2001 — June 2006

    GCSE English (C), English Lit (B), Art (A), Maths (C)

  2. Norwich City College

    Sept 2006 — June 2008

    BTEC ND IT Practitioners — Awarded a triple distinction and Norfolk county scholar

  3. University of Derby

    Sept 2008 — Dec 2009

    BSc Computers Games Programming

  4. University of Derby

    Sept 2010 — May 2013

    BSc Computer Science — Awarded 2:1

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