Anthony Trama

Anthony Trama

Hi, I'm Anthony

I'm a developer living in San Diego and have been making websites for over 15 years. I started as a designer / developer, but my focus shifted primarily toward development years ago.

When I'm not writing code, I'm usually remodeling my house with my wife, traveling (the picture of me was taken in Lucerne, Switzerland) chasing my son around, or spending my Sundays watching the Steelers trying to wear out our 3 year old lab, Sonny. Hey, priorities change...but I still eat at least one cheeseburger every week. Take a look at my latest work, what I'm writing, or just say "hi".

Recent Posts

The new site

The new site is finally done! It’s actually been done for a few months now, but my 11 week old son has sort of thrown a wrench into side projects. If you’re not familiar with Jekyll, it’s a static site generator. Meaning, instead of having a bunch of layouts and config files that run server-side when the user visits your page (which takes time), you compile everything in your dev environment, then ship it to production. So yes, you have a bunch of HTML files, but you only manage a handful of layouts and Jekyll does the job of compiling all those HTML files before you deploy. And all the server has to do, is spit out plain HTML. No server-side processing required. There were a number of reasons I moved from WordPress to Jekyll, namely:

Continue reading...

On to Jekyll!

Today I’m switching my site over to Jekyll. I’ve done a couple small Jekyll projects, but never a full blog and portfolio. And it will have updated projects, since this site hasn’t been updated in years. Plus, I’m hoping to incorporate some posts about my house’s remodel to show where my time has gone the last 2 years. Updates to come…

Continue reading...

So you’re starting work as a web developer?

When I started one of my jobs, I had to attend an orientation that featured a panel of rising stars at the company who were there to give advice on how to succeed at the company. Every panelist offered “work hard” as their advice to success. If they needed to tell me to work hard to succeed at my new job, they had already failed at their hiring choice. “Work hard” is the upfront advice equivalent to “try harder” after somebody makes an honest mistake.

Continue reading...

Say Hey!

Thanks, I'll get back to you!