Hi, I'm Dan
I have a passion for creating things that look great and perform even better, I also love to learn and share knowledge. I have been described as methodical, dedicated, and a strong communicator.
I have been a computer enthusiast for as long as I can remember, a doer of intricate things as I like to say, I've been building websites, automating things, and operating a home lab for over 10 years.
I'm a believer in open source software, so much so that I run Linux on all of my computers for work and play.
I am also a percussionist, and bass guitarist, I've performed on stages all over Arizona, and a few in California too!
Full Stack Developer
I have a few favorite libraries and frameworks, but I'm always excited to learn something new.
There is no better feeling than realizing an elegant solution to a complex problem.
I appreciate clean minimalist design, but the important thing is to convey the intended message.
Latest Blog Posts
Why a Chromebook Has Replaced My Laptop
ChromeOS is a workhorse packed with conveniences, and its Linux container is stable and reliable
Full-Stack Web Authentication - Part 1
In this segment we will set up a full stack project that we will be using for the rest of this series
Building Crazy Fast Websites with Hugo and Webpack - Part 1
In this segment you will learn the basics of Hugo, and why I chose it over other static site generators.
Orchestrate Your Systems with Ansible Playbooks - How to Home Lab Part 10
In this segment, you will learn how to set up and use Ansible to manage servers efficiently.
dlford.io Redesign 2022, and What the Future Holds
A fresh new site built with Hugo, Webpack, and a little bit of React
How to Build a Hand Wired Split Ergonomic Keyboard with Per-Key RGB LEDs
A build guide for the Dactyl Minidox Split Ergo Keyboard with per-key RGB LEDs
Just a few of my favorite creations.
A collection of useful tools for software developers (Work in Progress).
Twenty Twenty Twenty Timer (4T)
Combat computer vision syndrome using the 20-20-20 rule.
Dan is my go to developer for all things related to our Gatsby website. I have complete confidence that if I need something done, he has the technical capabilities to do it well, at a reasonable price, and without bloating the development hours like so many developers are prone to do. As far as I’m concerned, he’s an integral part of our team.
- Jay Park
- Marketing Director
- Canyon Coolers
It has been our pleasure to work with Dan Ford on the design of our website. He understood our vision, explained everything clearly, and responded quickly to our questions and concerns. Dan is a true professional and we would recommend him to anyone in need of website design.
- Teri Bryant
- Scott Reeves
- Desert Flower CBD and Wellness