About me

I’m Chris Burnell, a Canadian Front End Developer, and this is where I think, write, and share my passion for the web.

I’ve got a CV/resume, if that’s what you’re looking for.


Chris Burnell

Bio

Chris Burnell is a Canadian Front End Developer working for Squiz. He’s ravenous for CSS and built Bowhead to bring design tokens to CSS. His Webmention plugin for Eleventy helps people connect across the IndieWeb, and his work in co-organising the State of the Browser conference has brought together over 45 speakers and 150+ attendees each year.

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Chris Burnell is a Canadian Front End Developer working for Squiz. He’s ravenous for CSS and built Bowhead to bring design tokens to CSS. His Webmention plugin for Eleventy helps people connect across the IndieWeb, and his work in co-organising the State of the Browser conference has brought together over 45 speakers and 150+ attendees each year.
Chris Burnell is a Canadian Front End Developer working for [Squiz](http://www.squiz.net). He’s [ravenous for CSS](https://chrisburnell.com/tag/css/) and built [Bowhead](https://chrisburnell.com/bowhead/) to bring design tokens to CSS. His [Webmention plugin](https://chrisburnell.com/eleventy-cache-webmentions/) for [Eleventy](https://11ty.dev) helps people connect across the [IndieWeb](https://indieweb.org), and his work in co-organising the [State of the Browser](https://stateofthebrowser.com) conference has brought together over 45 speakers and 150+ attendees each year.
Chris Burnell is a Canadian Front End Developer working for <a href="http://www.squiz.net">Squiz</a>. He’s <a href="https://chrisburnell.com/tag/css/">ravenous for CSS</a> and built <a href="https://chrisburnell.com/bowhead/">Bowhead</a> to bring design tokens to CSS. His <a href="https://chrisburnell.com/eleventy-cache-webmentions/">Webmention plugin</a> for <a href="https://11ty.dev">Eleventy</a> helps people connect across the <a href="https://indieweb.org">IndieWeb</a>, and his work in co-organising the <a href="https://stateofthebrowser.com">State of the Browser</a> conference has brought together over 45 speakers and 150+ attendees each year.

The Long Version

Chris Burnell

I’m originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia but now I live in London, England where I work with Squiz, a digital transformation agency, as a Lead Developer & Chapter Lead.

I’ve had this website since 2008, and is, by far, my favourite thing that I own. My passion for the web drives me to want a better web for tomorrow, and I pursue that through specialising in CSS, design systems, developer evangelism and education, and technical writing and speaking.

I also feed this drive by continuously finding myself in rabbit-hole deep-dives, the thrill of deep and exhilirating research into the web to achieve some goal, which, more often than not, serve as inspiration for my projects.

I also love playing the piano, baking bread from time to time, and playing/DMing Dungeons & Dragons here and there too.

Companies I’ve worked with

Contact

Email:
[email protected]
Mastodon:
@[email protected]
Twitter:
@iamchrisburnell
Twitter DM:
@iamchrisburnell

Colophon

This website was built with Eleventy and the following languages:

  • HTML
  • WebC
  • Markdown
  • Nunjucks
  • CSS & SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • XML
  • YAML

This website also supports Webmentions (powered by Webmention.io), displayed at the bottom of relevant pages using my Eleventy plugin, eleventy-cache-webmentions.

The source code is available for your perusal on GitHub, and each page contains an edit link (in the footer) allowing you to go directly to the page’s source on GitHub.