senior front-end developer and web accessibility advocate
…and former rock star

so who is “basher”?

I'm glad you asked.

“basher” is an old school nickname that's pretty much stuck. For many years I was an aspiring rock star, thrashing my drums on sweaty stages for many bands, but mainly for UK rockers bushbaby.

As a sideline, I combined my artistic creativity and background in computers by building websites for local bands, teaching myself the fundamentals of web design, and experiencing the joys of browser testing in IE5 and Netscape!

But I've left those “hobbyist” days far behind me…

what do I do now?

I've been a full-time front-end web developer and web accessibility advocate since 2007.

I enjoy solving problems to deliver rich and performant user experiences to as many people as possible, irrespective of their ability or situation.

I'm also passionate about keeping things simple by leveraging the native web platform whenever possible, working with design systems, and building component libraries to improve code quality and overall developer experience.

some recent highlights

rock star

cool headshot of me on stage

“lipstick” by bushbaby (promo video, 2004)
“tinsel town” by bushbaby (single, 2003)
“skinny” by bushbaby (single, 2002)
“platform nine” by bushbaby (from the album "space corps", 2001)
“dreaming day” by bushbaby (from the ep "medicine", 1999)

To listen to bushbaby's full catalog, please visit our YouTube channel.