Hello, I'm Chris Gibbons.

An experienced frontend developer based in Lancashire [53.7632° N, 2.7044° W], UK.

I build fast, user friendly and accessible websites for the automotive industry, with a particular passion/obsession for well written and clean code.

I’ve got over a decades experience as a front end developer and have recently found a passion for UX and accessibility. My career has been spent working for some of the top businesses—both agency and in-house—in Manchester. During this time I have been fortunate to have the chance to work on large scale, content-managed platforms for some of the largest companies in the UK

I also like to write and take pictures, amongst other things.

Australia: My adventure down under

It's been 6 months since I had my first taste of Australia. 6 long months. A lot has happened since then, but I can't stop thinking about those two weeks. It was everything I had hoped it would be, and more. They say to never meet your heroes It was…

40 Before. Or I think my mid-life crisis has started

“a loss of self-confidence and feeling of anxiety or disappointment that can occur in early middle age.” It's been happening for a while. The slow realisation that age is creeping up on me. Every time I go for a haircut there are noticeably more grey…

2018 review

Goals for 2018 Principal FE promotion Take at least one holiday, either in the UK or abroad Write more: Aim to publish at least 6 main blog posts in the year, as well as 12 shorter posts in the 'latest notes' section Speak at least once, ideally at…

Full Stack: The Myth & the Bullshit

My plan is to write this post in the open, in the meantime these are my current thoughts on the subject. Current thoughts FE is a spectrum UX <----> HTML/CSS <----> JS/Engineering Everyone has forgotten about standards More than just HTML What about…