Armed with a B.A. in Fine Arts and a conviction that a career in the arts was his calling, Robert Hahn had to be talked into starting his career as a web developer by a local ISP. In short order he was turning out leading designs for local businesses just getting on the Internet. Since then, at a few other agencies, he’s done work for much larger clients like Tilley Endurables, Wonderbra, Microsoft Canada, Federal Express, and Cendant Corporation.
Since 2004, Robert has been working on a contract/consulting basis, building web applications and designing high quality web templates for local agencies and businesses. His biggest client to date is Open Text.
Robert’s non-work interests include spending time with his wife, two children, and three cats; learning and playing obscure board games; and playing guitar.
This is my second attempt at blogging; you can read all my posts from my first blog at Inspired by Integration. With new blogging infrastructure, and a tighter focus, I aim to deliver consistently good content for a long while to come.
With the new redesign (this is the green one with the photo of a tree), I’ve once again switched publishing engines. The beach-boy theme was a Typo-powered blog; this one is powered with a static site generator called nanoc. So far I’m pleased with the choice; I’ve always loved the idea of static site generators (secure, no moving parts), and the designer of nanoc, Denis Defreyne, has really thought through a lot of the details behind creating this tool.
So, what’s my focus? I’d like to share my experiences in designing and building web sites. I’ve been building sites professionally since 1995, and I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about my craft in that time. I’ve tried all kinds of things to help me work faster, with fewer errors, and somehow work out a way to keep the site maintainable 6 months or a year from now. I’ve worked with a range of tools and toolchains, most of them running on Unix-based servers, and some on ASP servers. I’m always tinkering, and I’m always looking for some better way to build sites.
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