About

Who

Frances d’Ath

What

I make design & code (& other things).

I work a lot in the arts and for small businesses and NGOs. I’ve made websites for artists of all types, literary awards, translation agencies, vehicles manufacturers, and a wide variety of projects in agencies.

My aim is to simplify and demystify the whole process of building, designing, using, and maintaining a website for people, organisations, and companies who want to be responsible for and have full, uncomplicated control over their website.

I provide consulting and advice on all aspects of design and development, performance and security, localisation, and general webserver and hosting support.


With

  1. Inclusive design is the first thing.
  2. Things I care about: Intersectionality, Accessibility, Usability, Aesthetics, Performance.
  3. I’m good anywhere in the LAMP & CSS/JS/HTML stacks.
  4. Things I’m currently using: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, MySQL, Vagrant, Git, Bash.

Other things I’m solid in:

  • HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design,UX/UI, typography & webfonts, jQuery, Vue, ES6, image and video management, structured data (schema.org)
  • .htaccess, SSH, caching & performance, opcache, security, HTTPS & HSTS, Let’s Encrypt
  • GRPR / DSVGO, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), privacy and customer protection
  • Apache server setup, Linux VM setup, webhosting setup & management, consulting, content management
  • Also: photography, image editing, & Photoshop (I use Panasonic and Canon); video, camera, editing, & Final Cut Pro X; and pretty much anything in MacOS

WordPress & adjacent stuff I write and / or use on the regular:

  • functions, plugins, and theme development, Advanced Custom Fields, WPML, WooCommerce, MediaElement.js, DataTables, Ninja Forms, WP-CLI, NextCloud, Laravel

&:

I live in Berlin. Other cities with the letters ‘b’, ‘r’, ‘e’, and/or ‘l’ also may be attractive to me, as are forests, mountains, big oceans. Most interesting stuff is on my blog, supernaut

Currently working on a couple of projects, & freelancing for a couple of agencies.