chiofsteel.com

Welcome to my online portfolio!


I am a Web Developer based in the Greater Toronto Area and have been working on websites since 1997.

For those of you old enough to remember, there was a time when the act of communicating "online" was done through local bulletin boards (BBS) that we would connect to via our dial-up modems. They would screech all sorts of awful sounds as the computers established a connection. Kids of my generation got to experience the Internet as it took form from these early beginnings in the 90's.

The summer after I graduated high school, I picked up a mammoth-sized book on HTML coding, and before long, I had created my first Website on Geocities. Back then, it was all about being flashy with animated GIFs and embedded MIDI tunes. Nowadays, the focus is on accessibility and ease of use -- but not at the sacrifice of great design!

All the talk, amongst Web professionals like myself, is on the upcoming HTML 5 standard that is supposed to usher a more uniform Web experience regardless of operating system or browser. Until then, my projects will be contiually tested for compatibility with Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and yes, even Internet Explorer.