Brian Tremblay

Seattle, WA
United States

I'm a freelance web developer. For small static sites, I write HTML files directly. For anything else, I use frameworks and templates. My favorite template language at the moment is Jinja. For this site, I'm using Nunjucks, which is a node.js port of Jinja. I'm also experimenting with SVG. Besides the rendering advantages, SVG offers interesting possibilities for encoding visible data.

When possible, I use native web technologies and client capabilities. It makes sites and applications fast, responsive, and user-friendly. My approach to SEO is similar: use the right language, use it correctly, and make it accessible. That gets most of the job done. I also use microformats (primarily) and microdata to enable data exchange with search engines and other tools.


University of MassachusettsAmherst

Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude with Commonwealth Honors -

work experience

web development (self-employed)


skill level
Apache ★★★☆☆
AWS ★★☆☆☆
CSS ★★★★☆
Drupal 8 ★★★☆☆
Git ★★★☆☆
Handlebars ★★★☆☆
HTML5 ★★★★☆
Jinja ★★★☆☆
jQuery ★★★☆☆
microdata ★★★★☆
microformats ★★★★☆
MySQL ★★★☆☆
Nunjucks ★★★☆☆
PHP ★★★☆☆
Python ★☆☆☆☆


Greenbank Plant Nursery
a static website built with Publii CMS, using Handlebars templates, and hosted by AWS (S3/Rt. 53/Cloudfront)
a site showing trends in infections and deaths; built with Python scripts and Jinja templates; this is a collaborative effort
Olympus Manor Coop
a Drupal 8 site for a housing coop (requires password for all but the home page)
Hostess Helper Party Planning Service
Bon Fête Party Planning Service
simple, static websites for two small businesses

(human) languages