Hi there, I'm Matthew - I fight for the user. I'm a born and raised Texan and have been building things for the web for fifteen years.
I like to contribute to digital interactive experiences that delight and enrich people's lives. I primarily think of myself as a developer but have a special interest in making sure the UX and accessibity of the things I build are top notch too. Recently, I've been focusing on building and scaling teams.
I'm a father of two beautiful boys, one is over 2 years old & the other is 4 months old! I enjoy reading, rock climbing, and taking my dog, Jayne girl, on walks.
You can find out more about the tools I like to use and my general set up over here.
I've had the good fortune of working with some fabulous clients and IP, here is a small, curated list. You can see a list of selected projects over here.
- AMC Networks
- Breaking Bad
- Walking Dead
- Mad Men
- Discovery Channel
- Shark Week
- Project CAT
- JP Morgan Chase
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @matthewsimo
- GitHub: matthewsimo
- Duolingo: matthewsimo
- Discord: matthewsimo#7931
This site is designed and built by myself with the purpose of being uncomplicated, flexible, and low-maintenance. I want to maintain a low level of complexity and keep the number of technologies to a minimum. Another goal is that this site acts as a creative outlet for self expressions and I don't know where I want to take things in the future so I don't want to limit creativity or possibilities. Since I've got other stuff higher on my priority list, I need things to "just work" with as little tinkering as possible — I want to write and experiment not fiddle with a site that is supposed to allow me to write and experiment.
It is built with Svelte & Svelte Kit . Styled with tailwindcss . Articles are written in markdown and processed by mdsvex . Any icons used are from the fantastic Eva Icons set.
I've opted to keep dependencies that need to load to a minimum so I'm having Inter
to the heavy lifting for headings and body copy. I've set the general type with the following stack:
'Inter', ui-sans-serif, system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto,
"Helvetica Neue", Arial, "Noto Sans", sans-serif, "Apple Color Emoji", "Segoe UI Emoji",
"Segoe UI Symbol", "Noto Color Emoji";
And for monospace needs, I'm using:
ui-monospace, SFMono-Regular, Menlo, Monaco, Consolas, "Liberation Mono", "Courier New",