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, though Nunjucks, which I use for this site, is starting to grow on me. In the past year, I've started using 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)
Covid-19 Data
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