Sonja Parsell

Hi, I'm a new developer who loves clean and elegant code.

New to coding, but with years of experience.

Here's what I mean:

After 15+ years at large Wall Street firms, I handed in my spreadsheets for the chance to stay at home with my two children. In my last role at Barclays Capital in London, I'd made a jump from Finance to Technology and after a very short time in that new role, I felt like I'd been missing out on my true calling - just as I was leaving on what turned out to be a permanent maternity leave!

I immediately started thinking about learning to code but never had the time to commit to it when the kids were small and whilst in the midst of a trans-Atlantic move. With the children now at school, I've finally found the time to dive in and I love it! There aren't enough hours in the day to learn all that I want to, but everyday makes a difference and I know this is exactly what I want to do (and do very well!).

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Hand-coded HTML

My focus is on learning to write clean, well-formatted, semantic HTML5 by hand to make sure that the content is easy to read, easy to collaborate, trouble-shoot and accessible.


Well-organized CSS

My utmost goal is to write CSS that is easy to read and build on. I focus on keeping my CSS lean and fast to load, and I make it a habit to stay up to date on current best practices.


Ease Converting Designs into Code

I'm becoming quite skilled at taking a designer’s PSD and quickly and accurately converting it into a webpage or email that is nearly a pixel-perfect match.