Nicole Smith family

About Me

My name is Nicole Smith (née Boyd) whose favorite color is pink. I am a self-taught front-end web developer specializing in WordPess. My passion for web development started at a young age. I was, and still am, fascinated by how code can bring a website to life.

With nearly 10 years of professional experience, my skillset includes HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, PHP 7, MySQLi, jQuery, WordPress, WooCommerce, Genesis, Bootstrap, and Photoshop.

My husband and I are proud parents to twin girls, two bulldogs, and a cat. Hockeytown is where we call home.

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

Julia Child

Uses

A collection of tools, apps, and resources I regularly use.
Inspired by Wes Bos, Ali Spittel, Aaron Parecki, and Ben Hong.

Hardware

Laptop: 15" MacBook Pro (2016), 2.7 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD

Keyboard: Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard 2

Mouse: Apple Magic Trackpad 2

Laptop Stand: Rain Design mStand

Development

Text Editor: Sublime Text

Terminal: Terminal (macOS)

Hosting: A2 Hosting (shared) and SiteGround (VPS)

Frameworks: Genesis for WordPress and Bootstrap for non-WordPress (or none)

WordPress Plugins: Atomic Blocks (Gutenberg), GravityForms, Smush, Stackable (Gutenberg), WooCommerce

Design

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5. I haven't a need to pay for Creative Cloud quite yet. I had to downgrade my macOS to Sierra as CS5 and Mojave weren't playing nice. The end is near I fear.

Color Scheme Designer: Paletton and Palettable

Stock Photos: Pixabay (free) and Shutterstock (paid)