Hi I’m Mischa Colley. I work with HTML, CSS and JavaScript to bring designs to life in the browser.

I’ve been building for the web since 2006. In that time I’ve worked for Netengine, Orange Digital, Brand New Media, Coronis and bwired along with my own clients through Exposé Creative. I currently work at AIME.

I host Byron Web, a monthly meetup for web professionals in the Byron Shire. Byron Bay is a special part of the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Australia which I'm lucky enough to call home along with my wife and two great little kids.

What I Do

I love writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I am passionate about building great user experiences upon responsive, progressively enhanced foundations that deliver fast, easy to use sites and services.

For Agencies

As a Front-End Developer the work I do in teams lies at the crossroads between design and development. I pride myself on my ability to work collaboratively with designers to bring designs to life in the browser and engineers to apply those designs to the underlying functionality and logic that makes websites and apps do what they do. I've done a bunch of work with WordPress, Drupal, Ruby on Rails and I'm currently working with Craft CMS a lot.

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For Small Business

The time I've spent building for the web has given me a diverse set of skills that enable me to help small business owners. Through my business, Exposé Creative, I help businesses interact and transact with their customers by providing knowledge and simple tools to make the web work for them. I pride myself on delivering simple solutions where people come before technology.

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For Myself

I'm very passionate about the web work I do but I also have a life and interests outside of the web. I have a young daughter and son and love spending time with them and their mum and our network of friends and family. I love to Travel and I have a passion for Education, Technology and the Creative Arts. Starting a family has brought a lot of my youthful desires for making the world a better place to the surface. Those desires have found a real home at AIME. I believe strongly in the enabling power of the web, that being what drew me to it in the first place.

Featured Work

Surfing Australia

I spent 11 months at Brand New Media working as the Front-End Developer on this Ruby on Rails project and 3 other related web properties. My focus was on responsive design, performance and authoring modular interfaces with Haml, Sass and CoffeeScript. This was a remote position on a distributed team requiring collaboration via Git, self direction and a proactive approach to task completion.

Posts

The Other Bootstrap Grid System

Bootstrap. Some love it. Some hate it. Who cares. There have been far too many posts written about the pros and cons of Bootstrap. This isn't one of them. This post started its life because I couldn't find a good reference point for the mixins needed...

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Oranges & Mandarins

In early 2013 I interviewed at Orange Digital and soon after began working there part time. Sandra and I were recently back from four and a half months in Europe and I was struggling to get myself reengaged with uni. I'd all but decided I was dropping...

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Featured Projects

Byron Web

Byron Web is a monthly social gathering for web designers and developers in the Byron Bay area to meet and share knowledge with like-minded people.

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#manyyesses

Exploring people and movements striving to make this world a better place. Focused on positive stories and real solutions, not just the problems.

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