I’ve been lucky enough to work with some really great people over the years, and some of them have said some really nice things about me:
Harry’s tailored workshop was nothing short of fantastic, and a real eye-opener, helping our team level up their scalable CSS architecture skills. The entire team left it learning something new, and to say that what was covered will have a large impact on our work is an understatement. We can’t recommend him enough.Addy Osmani, Google
Harry helped us answer some of our hardest CSS questions: how to organise a framework that doesn’t go against the way CSS works; how divide an interface into tiny, easily combinable pieces. He helped us adopt a more minimal approach to our CSS and taught us how to organise our framework so we have more flexibility with a fraction of the code.
The CSS we are writing after Harry’s visit is the best I’ve ever had a chance to work with, and he gave us clear criteria for making all the hard decisions that have consequences down the line. Now, thanks to Harry, we make quicker decisions, fully understand their potential repercussions, and code much smaller and markedly faster. We finally feel like we have our framework firmly under control.
The thing that surprised me about Harry is how humble he is despite his vast experience. Don’t invite him for a one day speaking gig; bring him in for a week and work together. One week will change the way you code forever!Andrés Díez, Product Designer, Better Collective
We worked with Harry for one incredible week, in which we created a complete tailor-made CSS framework [and UI Toolkit] from scratch. Pretty impressive, especially considering that we were only three people strong: Harry, a Product Designer, and a Product Manager. Harry was the driving force behind the architecture, and for every question we asked he had well-thought out answer. We managed to make decisions very quickly, which enabled us to move extremely fast toward actual implementation, and all without sacrificing quality in any way at all.
Working with Harry made us confident that what we are building will last, and will be a pleasure for us to work with, and for the next person joining the project.Alette Holmberg, Product Manager, Better Collective
We loved having Harry at Kickstarter! His CSS workshop was tremendously helpful in getting our design team ready for our own CSS overhaul, and his visit left us with some much needed guidance and motivation. He’s a great communicator with great ideas, and he really knows how to get a team on the same page.Christine Tadler, CSS Architect, Kickstarter
We invited Harry to Brașov to consult with us on the rewrite of the company’s eight-year-old legacy codebase onto a new, Sass-based, responsive architecture. Harry’s amazing ability to design simple core structures, integrate all the details in a very logical fashion, and provide theoretical reasoning and a hands-on approach make him a very complete professional. His extensive knowledge, experience, and excitement for things well-done were the ingredients to a very successful collaboration. At the end of a very intensive three-day workshop, we have definitely gained the tools, confidence, and motivation we needed in order to complete this challenge successfully! If it hadn’t been for his help, we probably would’ve wasted weeks doing research and trying out different solutions.Ioana Zamfir, Front-end Development Manager, Gabriels
Thanks for a really great workshop yesterday. I’ve had feedback from the team and they all really enjoyed the day and it’s inspired them to improve our processes and generally make things better! […] Thanks for all your efforts; the format of the workshop was perfect.Edward Chen
I learned more about CSS architecture in my three-day workshop with Harry than I did in the 10 years before. I got my money’s worth many times over.Markus Klug
I asked Harry to come in and run a workshop with my front-end developers after a recent redesign. He provided lots of valuable insights, suggestions, and support, all tailored specifically to our products. It was a pleasure to have him join us for the day.Nik White, Design Director, Madgex
We hired Harry for a day to help us plan the front-end of a large project. In an intense, eight-hour session, we discussed many of the fundamental challenges ahead, which enabled us to put some processes in place to assist with the build process. We had a very tight deadline and I can honestly say that, with this direction, development has gone signifcantly more smoothly than it would have.Matt Saunders, Web Developer, Zeal Media
Lightning fast—with incredible passion and ability that I haven’t experienced with anyone else—Harry has great dialogue with design teams, is firm in his front-end beliefs, and challenges design decisions that will impact the performance of large, highly trafficked sites. However, he is often willing to compromise, delivering that extra bit that designers always look for, and, ultimately, he contributes to fantastic products.Rob Farnell, Lead Creative Designer, BSkyB
Harry is acutely aware of the performance implications of what we do and is always keen to improve the speed of the things we’re working on. He’s great at rationalising and pushing back on design requirements that could adversely effect performance and working out better and faster ways of achieving the same result.Dan Rathbone, Lead Performance Engineer, BSkyB
If you’d like to be able to say nice things about me, let’s work together on some stuff!