Sam Blåsvær

About

My name is Sam – I’m a web veteran, but still using the most efficient tools and techs for developing contemporary web solutions.

I started fiddling with HyperCard stacks on a Mac Classic II back in 1993. A year later I moved onto an LC 475 on which I wrote a lot of LINGO in MacroMind/MacroMedia Director. After that I kind of lost track of all the Mac’s and PC’s I’ve owned since then.

I consider myself a web generalist with a broad skill set spanning backend to frontend, databases, UX, UI design, design, print, typography …

Services

Architecture

Well organized and structured architecture for both performance and maintenance.

Design

Clean, Well Structured and Well Performing Design.

Clean code

Well Commented, Whitespace Analized, Optimized, Handwritten HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Technical Skills

HTML100%
This is a basic skill in the front end department. Without it you can forget about everything else.
CSS100%
The presentation layer of front end development. The stuff that make things look right.
JavaScript100%
The engine language of the frontend.
PHP90%
My preferred backend tech, slowly giving way to node.js.
C#80%
After working on the .NET platform for about a decade I decided to abandon it due to way to much configuration clumsiness.
MySQL90%
Done most of my relational database work on this.
MongoDB60%
My Document Database of choice.
Handlebars90%
My favorite template engine for precompiled templates that enable me to do repetitive rendering tasks on the client – not bothering the server with generating views.
SCSS100%
My preferred pre-processor for CSS, flexible and versatile.
Node.js®90%
My latest adventure into the backend of things. And for my front end build proces, of course.
Git80%
I use git to control versions of my work.
… and a couple hundred more.

Software Skills

Sublime Text90%
My favorite text editor for coding tasks. Always some new tricks to learn …
Adobe Photoshop100%
I’ve used Photoshop for the last 22 years, starting with version 2.5.1. back in 1993.
Adobe InDesign100%
After working in QuarkXPress for many years, this has been my favorite layout application for more that 15 years.
Modo (3D)70%
After owning Electric Image Animation System and LightWave 3D, I switched to Modo back in 2005 half a year after its initial release.
… and a couple hundred more.