Hi, I’m Michelle

I make websites.

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About me

My name is Michelle Barker and I’m Senior Front End Developer at Ada Mode, where I build web apps for the renewable energy industry. I like building fun, creative websites and side projects that are also performant and accessible.


I regularly write about front end topics on my popular blog, CSS { In Real Life }, and occasionally write guest posts for other publications, including CSS Tricks, Smashing Magazine and Codrops.


I sometimes speak about front end development at web conferences and meetups. Previous topics include CSS Grid Layout and CSS custom properties. Some of the events I’ve spoken at:

See some of my past presentations

Get in touch

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