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Eric Howey

Hello and welcome!

My name is Eric Howey. I'm a web developer and mental health therapist. I listen and care.

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Recent Writing

  • How to setup a staging website with SANITY

    April 03, 2021

    Heads up! This guide uses an experimental feature of SANITY. Did you know that you can easily give your client a staging environment with...

  • Notes from CSS-for-JS Course

    March 16, 2021

    Heads up! This is a "digital garden" type of post that will be updated over time as I complete the course. I purchased early access for...

  • Adding global script and stylesheets to Gatsby head

    February 16, 2021

    Adding a global script or stylesheet to your <head> element in Gatsby can feel a bit tricky. You can't just copy and paste into an html...

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About Me

I built my first website in 1998

It sucked.

A lot has changed since then. I develop kickass websites using modern web technologies. I can grow facial hair and I have two super awesome kids. It really has changed.

A fun face

By passion a frontend web developer

I have degrees in philosophy and social work, not computer science.

I enjoy the juxtaposition between creating websites and my job as a mental health therapist. Fixing a line of code is reassuringly certain when contrasted with the nuance of human experience.

A picture of a grad cap

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

I don’t do rushed.

Building an engaging, performant and accessible website is an intentional process. It requires problem solving and creativity. I only work on one project at a time and appreciate the artisanship of the finished product.

A slow race

Selected Work

www.mindmapbc.ca

www.mindmapbc.ca

A custom made database of mental health resources. Includes geolocation, mapping, and advanced search functionality. Built using Gatsby and SANITY.

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Gatsby Theme Catalyst

Gatsby Theme Catalyst

A set of opinionated themes and starters I built to accelerate my own workflow when building new Gatsby projects. Uses ThemeUI and MDX. Free and open source.

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www.briannasharpe.com

www.briannasharpe.com

A portfolio website to showcase Brianna's freelance writing and personal brand. Built using Gatsby and SANITY.

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Eric turned MindMapBC into a site with a perfect balance between eye-catching design features and simple, accessible functionality. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

Travis Salway & Sarah Watt
Simon Fraser University, BC Centre for Disease Control

Curious?

Follow the journey from hello to finished product.

It starts with hello
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React
GatsbyJS
NextJs
Sanity
Netlify

I'm ready to listen

Inspired idea? Creating something special?

Hire me to create a bespoke online presence that drives success, promotes your brand and connects with your audience.

Talking Fish

Illustrations by Diana Valeanu
© 2021 Eric Howey - eric@erichowey.dev

In the spirit of reconciliation, I acknowledge that I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.