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Who I am
Welcome to my website! My name is Tyler and I build stuff on the internet.
Besides being a full stack web developer and nerd, I ride bikes, fix bikes, surf, look at adorable dog pictures, and watch football and basketball. This little hub highlights all the different parts of my life in a clean and concise fashion.
I built this website as lightweight as possible with minimal design with as little js and css as possible. I tried to remove as much bloat as possible, however, I do use jQuery (and React/Redux for my demo projects).
Another design question you might wonder is why I chose such a simple white on black color scheme. Well, studies show that people have 26% better retention with a black text on white than the inverse*. It's not that I'm lazy about design. Well not entirely.
This website is a fully static website built on Jekyll and hosted on Github Pages. While I occassionally use api's from other websites, everything else was built by me from scratch.
Thanks for your time!
Tyler D Ross
* Bauer, D., & Cavonius, C., R. (1980). Improving the legibility of visual display units through contrast reversal. In E. Grandjean, E. Vigliani (Eds.), Ergonomic Aspects of Visual Display Terminals (pp. 137-142). London: Taylor & Francis