Hi, my name's Angelo

I'm a Drupal developer at CreaThing where I create websites from design to the fullly functional website. Apart from the development, I tend to look for the usability and the SEO of the projects. My work mainly involves:

  • the foundation:
        the structural design of a website (sections, pages, content types, ...)
  • the front-end:
        the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ..., in short: anything you can see, but the design.
  • the back-end:
        the CMS (mostly Drupal) and how it "communicates" with the visual front-end.
  • the aftermath:
        the ranking in search engines, the Google Analytics, social media, usability, optimisation, ...

But like any other normal human being, I'm not all about work. However, the web goes well beyond just my job, like any passion I believe, it's in my everyday life.

But when I'm not talking about the web, I can be found on various social media like Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, FlickrInstagram and many other - pssst, in case you haven't noticed, you can find it on the right!

I'm also involved in the Drupal-community where I like to contribute my skills. That's why I've created my very own module TouchTouch and I also co-maintain some other modules like Social Share and Fortissimmo.

Personal

Born in 1989 and raised ever since in KortrijkBelgium, I managed to find my way through school since my parents' divorce. That's how I learned to bite myself into something without letting go.

After some - really - good grades in informatics, I decided to take my next step into development. After a while, I learned the basics of HTML (tables and such) and that day I knew that this was what I wanted to do: development.

Once I got good in everything I tried, I wanted more: I wanted to push my boundaries, so I taught myself CSS. In the last year, before I graduated I learned PHP on my own. You might say I'm self-taught, yes...

When I'm not behind a computerscreen, I'm just a normal guy from who likes a fine beer or a great meal anytime.
So you can gimme a shout anytime.

Oh, I also adore my dog of course!

Blacksnipe

Well, it might be strange, but it's kind of an alter-ego.
My best friend when I was younger had his pseudonym "Red Snipe", since he played Counter Strike back in the days. I myself did not play, but since we always were hanging out, I started to use Blacksnipe (in one word) after my favourite color.

Now, more than 15 years later, the friend is far away, but the name kind of stuck...

Blog

Since this is a new blog, I can't tell you about what I have blogged about up until now, but the general purpose of this blog, is:
I'll - try to - blog about front- and back-end topics, involving things I meet in my everyday job. Occasionally I might pinch in something else like big news, a life changing event, maybe something about the ways of life, something philosophical, ...

I'm not sure yet, but what I do know, is that I want it to be a collection of all the things that keep me busy during the day and awake during the night. Too bad I'm a good sleeper and I tend to forget a lot of things... 

In the end

Wow, I must say I'm amazed by how long it took me to write this page. It's not easy talking (typing?) about yourself. If you've read this page all the way, it must mean you really want to know about me. I thank you for this.
If you think I forgot to mention something, or if you feel like catching up, gimme a shout on the contact page.