Hi, I’m Michelle

I make websites.

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About me

My name is Michelle Barker and I’m Lead Front End Developer at Atomic Smash. I like building fun, creative websites and side projects that are also performant and accessible, and sharing knowledge with the community.


I regularly write about front end topics on my popular blog, CSS { In Real Life }, and occasionally write guest posts for other publications. Previously published articles in CSS Tricks, 24Ways and Smashing Magazine, among others.


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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