CCS and Sass
Ever since accepting the American spelling of colour, CSS has been a close friend of mine.
The folding paper animation effect on the team page at palmoilchecker.com was created primarily with CSS, with a little jQuery.
I use Sass to pre-process CSS.
Making icons and logos in Adobe Illustrator feels good in the same way home cooking feels good. I also use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images for projects.
With a background in Fine Art I have a keen eye for visuals, creating fresh themes which are brand-consistent.
To me the creative process of inspiration, execution and evaluation has an affinity with the design and development of web apps.
I use Git version control to maintain a clear project history and to collaborate with colleagues.
I use npm packages with Webpack and Gulp for development and deployment. I'm comfortable in the terminal/command line and like using Vim text editor.
Python and Django...
We use Django webpage templating at INTO University Partnerships to generate the pages for INTO's 'MyINTO' student site.
I trained in a mobile-first approach. When designing a site, it has three modes: mobile, tablet and desktop - plus any more specific media queries to distinguish iPhone 4 from the improved iPhone 5, for example.
DRY code is the best code.
I optimise image assets in Photoshop and keep HTTP requests to a minimum, and keep websites accessible to screen reader users and keyboard-only users.