Let's get to know you first. Tell us about yourself.

My name is Bonnie Li and I am currently completing my third co-op term at Pixlee in San Francisco. I will be entering my 3A term as a Mathematical Studies student at The University of Waterloo in January.

In the past I had an interest in web development and focused heavily on front-end development. I have recently changed my focus towards back-end development, as I am still trying out different parts of the industry. I'm still learning every single day and hope to gain more experience with every single opportunity!

I find it difficult to find words that describe me, so I'll just end it here :)

Cool, so what's the story behind your website and its design?

My website is used for my co-op job hunting seasons to showcase my skills/experience and of course a place where employers can contact me easily! I revamp my website around every 8 months, so the design is always refreshing!

What part of your website is your favourite, and why?

One thing not everyone would notice just by taking a look at my website, is that almost everything is based off the golden ratio!

My friend Joe Mercer, recently came out with a stylesheet with a group of classes based on the golden ratio. Since I studied the golden ratio during high school in a course called Art of Math (very interesting course), I was very excited about this plugin to my website and was very happy with the results!

Is there anything you wish you knew when you first started building your website?

It’s a bit difficult to answer this question because every revamp is a dramatic change. I normally start from scratch, rarely is anything the same as before and the new design would be based on what I wanted at that time.

Technologies, languages, frameworks, or libraries?

LESS, Golden, jQuery, Javascript, HTML, CSS.

Any upcoming changes we should look out for?

Like I said, I revamp my website pretty often, but I hope to launch more sections to my website such as a blog or side projects opened to the public!

Interview date: 08 Jan 2014Permalink