As WSOL’s UI Designer, Derrik focuses on user-centered design and front-end development to deliver engaging and usable websites for devices and screens of all sizes. He is passionate about the design process, web performance, and emerging technology, and he also dabbles in .NET development. Derrik is an Umbraco Certified Level 1 & 2 Developer, and he has won several W3 and Communicator Awards, including a Silver W3 Award for the design of HoustonTexans.com.
Outside of work, Derrik spends most of his time with his wife, Mary, and his two daughters, Grayce and Gretchen. He loves hockey and is a huge fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. He plays music (primarily guitar and drums), and is an enthusiast of Formula and GT racing. To read his occasional musings about design, development, and life, you can follow him on Twitter @derrikengel.
Our teams have to use a lot of tools to do the work that they do every day to build, repair, strategize, and analyze. Some of those tools are highly technical.
We look at how to implement Bower and Gulp to bring package management and automation capabilities to Visual Studio 2015.
We offer some helpful tips on how to design a website that loads quickly and provides a good experience across all devices and screen sizes.