I build websites that are fast, functional and beautiful using accessible and semantic HTML, reusable and resilient CSS, and just enough JavaScript.

Cory Birdsong

I have extensive experience collaborating with designers to strike the perfect balance between form and function. I love learning about new capabilities in browsers and figuring out how to employ them as progressive enhancement. I have a keen eye for detail and love laboring over sites to get them just right.

I’ve worked with:

  • HTML, including templating languages like Liquid, Twig, and Nunjucks
  • CSS, including processing tools like Sass, Less and PostCSS
  • JavaScript, including web components and libraries.
  • SVG, hand-coding animations, transitions and optimizations
  • WordPress, building themes from scratch in both standard PHP and using Twig via Timber and building editor blocks using Advanced Custom Fields
  • Eleventy, building full sites, landing pages and one-off page components
I've also worked with:

Technologies and Frameworks:

  • Git, GitHub and BitBucket
  • PHP, primarily in the context of WordPress theming and templating
  • Node, primarily in the context of Eleventy
  • jQuery
  • Alpine
  • Vue
  • Svelte
  • Schema.org, OpenGraph and other bits of metadata
  • GSAP framework for web animations
  • CSS frameworks like Bootstrap, compiled from source and customized to the project whenever possible
  • Regular expressions and shell scripting
  • Developer tooling like npm, Parcel and gulp

CMSes and Platforms:

  • Craft CMS
  • Shopify
  • MailChimp
  • HubSpot
  • Pattern Lab, building pattern libraries for design systems
  • Netlify
  • Cloudflare, as a DNS provider/CDN and doing edge SEO optimization via Cloudflare Workers
  • Google Maps’ JavaScript API, for searches, geocoding and design customization
  • WP Engine and Flywheel

Software and Services:

  • Image editors like Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixelmator Pro and Affinity Designer
  • Design tools like Sketch, Figma and Adobe XD
  • Accessibility auditing tools like axe and WAVE
  • Performance auditing tools like Google Lighthouse and WebPageTest
  • Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, implemented as performantly as possible (including via Cloudflare Zaraz)
  • Screaming Frog, to audit sites for accessibility, performance and SEO issues
  • BrowserStack and LambdaTest, for browser compatibility testing
  • Litmus and EmailOnAcid, for email client compatibility testing
I'd love to learn more about:

I’ve made:

Older Work

Some of these probably aren't up to my modern standard. They also often use Typekit fonts, which do not work on archive.org.

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