About

Since getting my first computer, a Commodore C-64 over 27 years ago, I have developed an interest in computing and learning to program in a wide range of high and low level languages including Java, C, C++, Perl, Python and PHP. In addition to programming, I am slowly, but surely becoming a better web developer and hope for this website to serve as an example of my growing knowledge and skills in responsive web development, semantic HTML, accessibility, colour, SEO and typography.

I want for this site to become a document of creativity, self-improvement and discovery.

So on this site I hope to write down my thoughts and opinions and hopefully document my travels and learning new and interesting things.

About this website

After first getting to grips with HotDog and later Netscape Composer back in the late 90s, I've always wanted to create my very own blog or website. After hundreds of iterations, redesigns and countless failures, I've finally settled on having a statically-generated site using Jekyll.

No more WordPress, no PHP, no databases, no bloated JavaScript frameworks, just plain old HTML and CSS on ChrisElison.uk for now...

Things are currently a little sparse, but I'm adding and improving this site slowly but surely.

Education

North Trafford College, Computing & IT

Manchester Metropolitan University, Computing

Skills

Arduino, ASP.net, C, C++, CSS, Delphi, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Microsoft Office, MySQL, Pascal, Perl, Photoshop, PHP, PL/SQL, Visual Basic

Colophon

This website uses the Lusitana typeface by Ana Paula Megda for body text, headings are in Montserrat by Julieta Ulanovsky. Fonts are served by Google Fonts. The site's HTML & CSS were written entirely in the Brackets text editor and generated using Jekyll.

Designed & published by Christopher Elison in Sale, Cheshire, England.