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Hi, my name is Brecht, front-end developer

I’m a self-taught front-end developer located in Belgium with a passion for UX and Design. After more than a decade working in tech, I decided to start a little blog for documenting my findings about HTML, CSS and JS with an eye on accessibility and UX.

During the day, you can find me working at iO on a variety of projects. There are a lot of environments I’m working in, the majority of them being Twig or React. But my real niche will always be semantics and CSS, especially now, with the ever fast updates in browser support. It’s a great time to be a front-end developer.

Brecht De Ruyte - front-end developer | utilitybend

Latest articles

Articles overview

Making a Real-Time Clock With a Conic Gradient Face (CSS-tricks)

Making a Real-Time Clock With a Conic Gradient Face (CSS-tricks)

My first article for CSS-tricks on how to create a watch face with a conic gradient Using custom-properties and a little bit of Javascript.

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Coding on a Chromebook - part 2

No internet dinosaurs coding visual

I purchased a Chromebook for my little coding projects. In the first part I wrote about the basic development setup. In this post, we’re taking a bit of a deeper dive: installing git, node, filezilla, some browsers, Docker and updating the terminal on ChromeOS.

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Belgium and its beauty

Passionate about photography

Morning mist photography

One of my hobbies is nature/landscape photography. When my beautiful baby girl was born, there wasn't much time to travel the world and so I started to shoot landscapes in Belgium. It gave me a sense that nature's beauty can be closer than you might think.

Most of the images are near my hometown Deinze. A small city famous for its cycling near the Lys river. I added some photos on this website as sort of a "hobby corner". I will update them from time to time, but you can follow my Instagram for latest images.