Three Years In

I just learned that today marks three years since I started this site, which has certainly evolved from its humble beginnings. Not so coincidentally, my career in web development has undergone some evolution of its own. Back then, I was just beginning my studies at BCIT, with no real idea what was in store for me. This site […]

2015 – A Year in Review

Back at the beginning of this year I wrote about some goals for the rest of 2015. This year has been a fairly eventful one for me, so allow me to take the time to recap with you. Naturally, goals tend to be adjusted as time goes, and this year was no different. My goals were threefold […]

Portfolio – time for an overhaul

It’s been almost a year and a half since mikelaroy.ca launched in its current incarnation. It has undergone various minor tweaks here and there as bugs were discovered, but I think it’s time for a change. Considerations Beyond the fact that my blog/portfolio site feels tired (to me at least), I have been wondering about a […]

The Future of Front-End

Facing the loss of my job at a development startup when the company folded, I found myself speaking with a fairly wide variety of organizations in my search for a new gig. In the process, I was fortunate to discover what seems to be the direction in which “front-end” web development is headed. My experience of the […]

Drupal and Foundation 5

After have success using Bootstrap starter themes on some Drupal (and some WordPress) projects, I decided I wanted to try something different for my next project. Foundation is the other large framework that compares with Bootstrap – and never having used it on a large scale project, I thought it would be worth the effort. The […]