Emily Horsman is a Little Weaver

Emily Horsman
Emily Horsman Animated Face

Hi!

I’m delighted to be putting my foot forward as the newest member of Little Weaver. I’ve been working with the team on some very exciting projects for a couple months now — focusing primarily on front-end development and client relations. I bring a wide variety of experience to the team, from programming robots to decoupled web applications. Most importantly, I’m Little Weaver’s first Canadian 🇨🇦.

What do I do as a front-end developer?

While we all do a bit of everything at Little Weaver, my work is primarily in front-end land. This means I am tying together design and back-end development into something you can interact with through your web browser. If I’ve done my job correctly, this means a smooth, accessible, and robust experience as you’re clicking or tapping around an application.

Design at Little Weaver consists of creative visual assets, branding, user interaction design, and information architecture. Back-end development is where a lot of behind-the-scenes magic happens — where data (i.e., copy, user profiles, photos, relationships) gets stored and processed. Front-end development presents this data, under thoughtful design, to you: the visitor!

I work with JavaScript (preferrably transpiled ES6 with Babel) and Sass (generally with webpack or gulp). I’m a fan of using the right tool for the job and thinking about what makes me an effective, happy developer — rather than, well:

Rewrite Your Front-end Every Six Weeks

Rewriting Your Front-end Every Six Weeks

Credit: @ThePracticalDev — https://twitter.com/thepracticaldev/status/715623065078644738

Outside Little Weaver

I like to read and write about intersectional feminism and queer advocacy in my spare time — including a published piece in Model View Culture on avoiding exclusionary user input fields. I tweet about it far more than I talk shop.

You can find me away from keyboard around the Hamilton/Greater Toronto Area. Online, you can look for my upcoming posts on this very blog about decoupled Django applications and technical communication.

I use emoji hearts far too much and my hair is usually purple (but not for this post, disappointingly — very off-brand). 💞❤️💖

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Emily Horsman

Emily is a talented front-end developer who’s just getting started in the field. She’s also a published author in Model View Culture, an independent media platform covering technology, culture and diversity.