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Eric Howey

Hello and welcome!

My name is Eric Howey and I work at the intersection of caring and code.

Recent Writing

  • Advanced internationalization with Next.js and middleware

    February 24, 2022

    Heads up that NextJs v12.2 included a stable release of middleware, most of what you see here should work but might require some adaption...

  • Gatsby Themes Pros and Cons

    November 13, 2021

    Here is the TLDR. I think for most projects, most of the time, you should use a "starter" when beginning a new Gatsby project. In my...

  • Using conditional fields in SANITY for better links

    September 1, 2021

    SANITY.io has just released conditional fields for their content studio which enables developer superpowers to fine tune the editing...

More Writing

About Me

I built my first website in 1998

It sucked.

A lot has changed since then. I develop award winning websites using forward thinking technologies. Oh, and I've got two super awesome kids and I can even grow facial hair. It really has changed.

A fun face

By passion a frontend web developer

I have degrees in philosophy and social work.

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, fast and accessible website is a collaborative process. It requires communication, problem solving and creativity. I enjoy taking the time to get things right.

A slow race

Selected Work

Gatsby
Sanity
Netlify
MindMapBC

MindMapBC

A custom made database of mental health resources focused on LGBTQ2S+ health. Includes geolocation, mapping, and advanced search functionality.

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NextJS
Sanity
Vercel
FOCUS study

FOCUS study

A vibrant and energetic web presence for an international COVID-19 study focused on youth. Includes full support for multiple languages and regions.

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Gatsby
Sanity
Netlify
BC Alliance for Monitoring Mental Health Equity

BC Alliance for Monitoring Mental Health Equity

An award winning marketing website to improve mental health access. Includes a database of research articles cross-linked with policy recommendations.

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Gatsby
Stripe
Netlify
Gatsby Starter Stripemart

Gatsby Starter Stripemart

An open source template for a minimal e-commerce store using Gatsby, SANITY, Stripe, Use-Shopping-Cart and Netlify. Includes cart management and a custom checkout flow.

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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?

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I'm ready to listen

Creating something special and want to chat? Drop me a line.

Talking Fish

Illustrations by Diana Valeanu
© 2022 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.