My name is John Hughes and I am a web developer living in York in the UK. This is my personal site where I write about web design and development and anything else I find interesting. It is also where I experiment with new design ideas and code. I probably update the code more often than I update the content, so expect frequent changes and more than a few rough edges.
I work at Castlegate IT, a web design and development company in the centre of York. I specialise in front-end code, but I also do design work and write plenty of server-side code. I care about web standards, accessibility, and open technologies and I always enjoy learning new things.
Before I stumbled into a career in web development, I was a plant scientist and ecologist and I am still interested in the environment and all things biological. If you are really interested in my scientific exploits, you can read my published work on fungi, more fungi, farming, and (questionably) renewable raw materials. I also spent some time in the world of sheep farming. These experiences have all been strangely useful during my time as a web developer.
This website runs on WordPress and uses my own custom theme. It was written using my favourite text editor. The fonts are Source Sans Pro and Bitter from Google Fonts and the icons are Genericons from Automattic.