Jordan Bradford Senior Web Developer
Jordan studied computer engineering at UIUC and received a B.S. in computer science from UW-Oshkosh. His academic interests lie in human-computer interaction (HCI), the interdisciplinary study of the interaction between people and computers with the goal of making computers easier to use and more receptive to users’ needs. In the realm of website design, HCI methodologies are given practical application by the creation of interfaces focused on usability and efficiency.
That simply means he can make websites easier to use.
At BrownBoots, Jordan’s role is a mixture of what is traditionally called a “web developer” and a “web designer,” but he focuses mostly on development and improving our development workflows. He also is a huge typography nerd and plays art director from time to time. Outside of the office, Jordan serves as the director for his church's young adults and worship ministries.
- Making websites look awesome
- Making websites do cool things
- Making websites easy to use using usability and accessibility methodologies
- Giving websites semantically meaningful markup structure
Most likely to…
…agonize over using a
<section> instead of a
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
What do you geek out on while at work?
Making websites do cool things
What are your favorite resources for keeping up to date on industry trends?
Gill Sans Light, Lucinda Sans Unicode, Gotham, Consolas
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip, Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food, Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia
Caffeine Free Dr Pepper, but it’s impossible to find in this part of the country
Firefox Developer Edition
How do you spend your free time?
Playing computer and video games, building stuff with LEGO, reading, playing music
Favorite sci-fi series?
In no particular order, Firefly, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica (the new version), The X-Files