After 7 years working as a Technical Director for Valtech, I've decided to go freelance … again (I was self-employeed for 15 years before Valtech)!
A new role requires … a new company and a new website!
I've just returned from my summer holidays, so the website is still work-in-progress and so far it has no content, but it does have some features, you can have fun playing around with!
Therefore, I've decided to do an “early release”.
Go to thefrontend.agency and click on the spinning cog-wheel at the top left corner:
- Do you prefer polygons over blobs?
- Less or more shapes?
- Slow animations, fast animations … or no animations?
Try to drag the color-slider at the top of the page, and then play arund with
In the upcoming version of Safari, you can specify a
theme-color – and you can use CSS Custom Properties with it:
<meta name="theme-color" content="hsl(var(--h, 192), var(--s, 40%), var(--l, 25%))">
Notice how the main browser window/address-bar now has the same
background-color as the main page:
Then, if you drag the color-slider, notice how both the
background-color and the
I think this is pretty cool – let's hope other browser-vendors implements this as well!
Now, typically, I'd never release “half-baked” code, but in this case, I had to release something – and I'm really looking forward to your comments, suggestions etc.
The logo is handdrawn by Danish illustrator, Rasmus Meisler.
Last year, he drew one of the most beautiful comic books, I've ever seen:
Take a look at some of his amazing illustrations for the danish paper Weekendavisen, too.
Rasmus actually sent me a whole bunch of sketches and ideas for the logo:
I like them all, but ended up picking “the agent”, as in “agen(t)-cy”!
So what will I be doing? Frontend consulting, obviously – but also much more Graphic Design and UX/UI work, than I've been doing at Valtech.
I'll also spend more time on sustainability:
I'm planning to write an extension for Lighthouse, and much, much more.
Finally, I'll be spending time on art, coding algorithms with random art, like this:
The plan is to launch a webshop, where you can design, tweak and order a print of a unique piece of art.
Here are two examples, printed on canvas:
So: exiting times ahead!
Naturally, I'll be writing about it all here on dev.to – as well as writing my usual tutorials and guides!