Hey, I’m Brent. I’m a front-end web dev with nearly 16 years experience in the web industry. I’ve been making websites since the early days of the dub dub dub back when everything was built with tables and frames. Obviously I’ve kept up to date (because table-based layouts are evil) and am now the Web Manager at Uptown Studios. I’ve working there since 2012 and loving it.
I began my web career in the mid-nineties when a friend showed me the internet for the first time (I thought AOL chatrooms was all that there was). This same friend introduced me to the world of web development and just a few weeks later I had my first website I built on my own hosted at Geocities. It was a fun learning experience and ultimately led me to where I am today.
I took a pretty large break from full-time web development shortly after graduating highschool in 2001 and went down the path of becoming a photographer. I went to Sacramento State University and to a bachelor’s degree in Photography. While enrolled in the photography program I began work at the PennySaverUSA making websites for small business owners. It was very easy and very unrewarding, but it paid the bills while attending school. In my last semester in the photography program I decided that I didn’t want to be a photographer. I finshed my degree anyway (because what else was I going to do) in 2010 and shortly after that I was laid off from the PennySaverUSA.
I didn’t let that get me down and less than a month later I landed the totally sweet job of Web Manager at Uptown Studios. I’ve been there ever since.
At Uptown Studios I am in charge of all things web. I manage over 130 websites (100 or so on our server, the rest on their own servers) and have become the default SysAdmin as well. I’ve learned more than I could have ever imagined and am learning more every day.
I created this website mostly because my last one was so atrociously awful and the design for this site was an abandoned one for a client. I developed this template by hand from scratch and couldn’t bear to see it discarded. But also, I want this site to server as half journal for my troubleshooting/solutions/hacks I find in my own work, and half as a resource for others who might be needing similar solutions/hacks for their troubleshooting needs. Most of the things I post will be short, sweet, and to the point, and will most likely only make sense to me. But if you have questions, feel free to drop me a line and we’ll chat.
If you need some freelance work done drop me another line to get a quote and we’ll figure out what I can do to help. Check out my portfolio to see some of my past work. There’s not much there because almost all of my recent work has been for Uptown Studios, but there’s still some good stuff in there.