Hi there, I’m Harry; I am an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect, writer, and speaker from the UK. I help companies all over the world write better quality, more manageable, more scalable user interfaces. I am available for work.
Named Young Developer of the Year (2014) by net magazine, I was previously a Senior Developer at BSkyB, and have consulted with clients including Google, the BBC, the NHS, Booking.com, and the Financial Times. I specialise in architecting, writing, and scaling CSS for large sites, apps, and products in large-team environments.
I’ve got a crush on Harry Roberts…Andrew Clarke
I write, work, speak, and run workshops across the globe covering pragmatic, product-led approaches to building and scaling large front-ends for long-running projects and products. I specialise in OOCSS, architecture, scalability, front-end performance, and mobile and responsive web design and development.
I am a member of Smashing Magazine’s Experts Panel, co-author of a book on new approaches to web development, and lead and sole developer of the increasingly popular, open-source, OOCSS framework inuitcss. For a more comprehensive overview, please see my CV.
Most importantly, I am available for hire to help people build great products. Workshops, consultancy, training, advice, development, and more are all available to clients of all shapes and sizes, all over the world:
I am open to interesting and fun consulting gigs, short-term contracts, workshops and any exciting projects working with nice people starting in 2014. If you think you have something we can work together on then get in touch.
Please note that I get a lot of email, so it may take me a while to get back to you. I do try and reply to everyone, no matter how long it might take, but I do also try and prioritise the order in which I respond: client and work-related emails first, then speaking requests, and then general requests for help and advice.
If I do seem to be taking a while to respond, I would not be at all offended if you tweeted at me, or sent me a follow-up email, to remind me to reply.
CSS Wizardry makes use of many great tools and services; tools and services that make my life as a developer much, much simpler.
The CSS is written in Sass, and built on top of inuitcss. inuitcss is a free, open-source, Sass-based, OOCSS framework with a strong focus on performance, scalability, and a small footprint. This is then built into ITCSS, a proprietary CSS architecture of mine which is designed to aid the growth and maintainability of CSS projects.
The font used is Open Sans, and is served via Google Fonts. The icons are from the Iconic icon system. The photograph used on the homepage’s masthead is of me speaking at DotYork, and was taken by Jim Poyner.
Responsive testing was made possible by Finch, an incredible tool for exposing local dev sites to the open internet.
I chose the name CSS Wizardry when I was 17 years old. It’s a decision I’m having to live with…
A selection of some of the podcasts and interviews I have been a part of, newest first.
Hi there, I’m Harry. I am an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect, designer, developer, writer and speaker from the UK. I write, tweet, speak and share code about authoring and scaling CSS for big websites. You can hire me.
I am available for hire to consult, advise, and develop with passionate product teams across the globe.
I specialise in large, product-based projects where performance and CSS scalability and maintainability are paramount.