Alan Shortis
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I’m Alan Shortis—a front end developer based in Nottingham. I like CSS more than JavaScript, design systems more than chaos, and accessibility more than exclusion.

I specialise in building user interfaces with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I have been a developer professionally in some capacity for almost 15 years, though I made my first websites in the late 90s. They were terrible, even by the standards of Geocities.

My preference for front end development was founded in being a design hobbyist who used the internet to show off derivative ideas. Across my career I have also worked with Classic ASP, .net, PHP, and SQL in my brief time as an analyst, but building accessible user interfaces for people is where I have settled.

This site uses Next.js, styled components, and web components.

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