I'm Steve and I make websites
This is where I write a novel on how Steve became "Steve", or something like that. It's simple really, I was one of the lucky kids of the 90's that were surrounded with technology at an early age. Growing up when Cable TV, personal computers and the Internet were really becoming mainstream has its advantages. Computer classes through grammar school and programming classes in high school introduced me to a world that would eventually become my career. After some years "finding myself" I got into Web Design in my spare time. Needless to say this hobby turned more and more into a passion until late 2003 when I seriously started pushing a career move. At my first web job I quickly discovered that I was faster and (much to my dismay) better at programming than I was at design. Since then I've focused much of my professional career being the best developer I can be in both frontend and backend environments. Though this doesn't stop me from trying my hand at the occasional website design and definitely doesn't impede my desire to provide visually pleasing and practical UI.
I've worked with a variety of companies & clients in my nearly two decades of web development. On any given project I've been some combination of designer, UX designer, frontend dev, backend dev, database admin, and project manager. I take pride in these experiences beyond my core competency, I feel they've given me a broadened perspective and appreciation for what a successful project needs. That's a big reason why I love what I do. There's always something to learn, a new direction to explore, a new challenge to overcome.
Lately, I've been focusing my attention on architecting, developing, and managing web applications at Bounteous and building a SaaS accessibility audit tracking application called Be Inclusive. I'm passionate about web accessibility, design systems, and user experience, utilizing them to build solutions that can stand the test of time.
Interested in the visual history of my site(s)? A Visual History of StevenWoodson.com