Hello. 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 than I update the content, so expect frequent changes and more than a few rough edges.
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 here, here, here, and here. More than anything else, my abrupt change of career has taught me that restarting a router is much more highly valued than any amount of work on climate change. I also worked on a sheep farm in Wales, where there were no routers or science, but lots and lots of climate.
This website is powered by Jekyll. The site’s source code is available on GitHub. The design is based on the Cayman theme by Jason Long, but the HTML and CSS are my own work. The site icon is from Font Awesome.