Alexander Nied

Chicago-based Software Engineer with a focus on front end web development

Current Position: Senior Software Engineer at SPR

Primary Dev Environment: SublimeText and VSCode on MacOS/Ubuntu

Top 5% Stack Overflow User;
Top 5% For HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Tags

About Me

Hi, I'm Alex. I've been a professional full-time developer since 2012. I consider myself fortunate to have landed in a career that is engaging and challenging.

My specialty is front end web technology. I am an expert in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I am passionate about semantic and standards-based development, progressive enhancement, graceful degradation, writing maintainable code and optimizing the end-user experience.

I believe that we should leave no user behind, and avoid making assumptions that all our users have fast connections, or can see the content on the screen, or have two functioning hands with which to interact with their device.

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Latest Blog Posts

Accessibility Series

An ongoing exploration of web accessibility for front end developers:



Media Mentions

2021 Goals

  • Update Website check; task complete
  • Re-redesign Website
    • Tighten Up Visuals
    • Implement Utility-First CSS
    • Clean-Up Blimp Animations
  • Continue Accessibility Blog Series check; task complete
  • Volunteer
  • Accessibility Presentation
  • Move to Heroku And Publish Space-Todo


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