A little about me

I'm Brad Dielman and have been working on the web in one form or another since 1997. Currently, I'm a front-end developer for Sundays and freelancer dedicated to building usable, accessible websites based on a solid foundation of web standards.

Way back in 2007 a few friends and I co-founded the Cleveland Web Standards Association (which eventually morphed into Refresh Cleveland) with the goal of promoting web standards and best practices in web development in the Cleveland and greater North East Ohio area.

Again, with a few friends, I co-founded the front-end web conference and workshop Rustbelt Refresh from 2013 to 2019. I have so many great memories helping to organize and run this event, but COVID happened and it suffered the same fate as a lot of other in-person conferences.

I'm also the current maintainer of the Dracula theme for Panic's Nova code editor. Check it out if you haven't already.

A little about the site

The underlying tech for this site has changed a lot over the years. From WordPress to ExpressionEngine and then Jekyll. Now it's running on Eleventy and I couldn't be happier.

The transition from Jekyll to Eleventy was fairly seamless though it took a bit of time to get my head around how Eleventy does things.

For the headings I'm using the wonderful Vault Alarm from Simple Type Co. (A Simplebits Joint) and borrowed the colors from Tailwind's color palette since I'm awful at choosing my own.

The site is hosted on Netlify. I have all of my sites hosted there and can't recommend them enough.