Some Principles I Strongly Believe In
No matter what context or which device, the user should always get the best experience possible. Usability and visibility are the factors of success and web-standards-based HTML is the foundation. I actually do read W3C and WHATWG specifications.
Definition of maintainability: How easy is it to safely make changes to the code? In development, there is nothing I care more about than maintainability. Even above and beyond correctness. I believe in Living-Style-Guides, ITCSS, OOCSS, SMACSS, BEM and Web Components.
Performance is Design
The performance budget should be defined as early as possible in a project. Because performance is the responsibility of the entire team from concept to design to development. The Speed-Index is one of the most interesting indicators for measuring performance.
Communication is Key
All good principles and techniques are worthless if the right people do not talk to each other at the right time. Having regular open and honest conversations is key to the success of a project. Agile methodologies like Scrum are an effective approach to manage communication.
Work hard. Don’t be an a**hole. Share what you know.
10 Years of Professional Experience
- since 2013
- Senior Front-End DeveloperSevenval Technologies GmbHBerlin, Germany
- 2010 - 2013
- Front-End DeveloperSevenval Technologies GmbHCologne, Germany
- SEO Consultant / Usability EngineerMagister South AfricaCape Town, South Africa
- 2005 - 2008
- Usability ConsultanteResult GmbHGöttingen, Germany
- 2001 - 2004
- System AdministratorGambro Dialysatoren GmbHGöttingen, Germany
In the last years at Sevenval I had the opportunity to work with great brands.
What Colleagues Think about Me
As a project manager I am always grateful for developers who are fully committed to tight deadlines and don't bother going the extra mile. Fabian is such a colleague who always shares his knowledge and experience. His excellent communication skills and deep knowledge in front-end technologies were significant for the success of each project.
He stays up to date with the latest standards and best practices in front-end architecture - semantic HTML5, CSS3, Sass, etc. I appreciate that Fabian is ready to help out even when he has got tight deadlines. I really enjoyed working with Fabian over the last years, he’s a great colleague and became a good friend of mine.
Fabian always has a good advice to get the most out of challenging projects. I often turn to him for recommendations on web performance. He has creative ideas to get the content to the user as fast as possible and he's way fun to work with.