The geek on weekdays
I am a user experience developer. My work involves creating better user experiences for web-based apps and how people perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web, especially users with disabilities. I have been developing web-sites since 2004, and I love to challenge myself with each new site I work on, by using something new, or developing a new technique to work on.
A wanderer on weekends
When I am not working, I am generally surrounded by nature. This has led to me finding my second love in life – Photography. My wanderings have taken me to extraordinary landscapes and made me witness marvels of human skill etched onto pre-historic rocks.
When I think back to my childhood, I was like most other children loved to play and have fun. After the exhausting game of cricket me and my friends would make beds for the stray dogs using broken bricks and torn clothes. In Summers I remember walking into a private garden with friends to enjoy some berries right from the trees. And I remember playing cricket till dusk would turn into night. But even in those times, I was drawn towards exploring the unknown. For me as a 12 year old, the unknown would be the adjacent block of where I lived.
I also love to explore, be with nature, travel to faraway places and learn about different cultures.
I have a wide range of skills that I use for web-development, including extensive use and knowledge of PHP, CSS, jQuery and HTML5. I also manage my own web-server (the one this site is on in fact), and administrate domain names for several clients through the process of my work.
I believe strongly in web standards, and standards based development. I try to separate content from function both in terms of the user interface and the back-end processes. This makes for clean, easy to maintain code, which can be understood by others should they need to see it.