About me

I’m Bram Smulders, a front-end developer from Tilburg, the Netherlands. With a strong focus on accessibility & progressive enhancement I wire up HTML, CSS and JavaScript into rich online experiences.

I’ve been contributing to the web for around 11 years and worked with many different companies. These include agencies like E-sites, Colours, Freshheads and clients like Eneco, KNVB, Quinny, Dunea & Emerce.

I maintain some repositories on GitHub and I’ve created Supple. It is a small but powerfull CSS framework designed specially with the latest browsers in mind.

Currently I’m employed as Senior Front-End developer at E-sites’s Health team. We create innovative solutions for care institutions, patients, pharmaceuticals, suppliers and governments.

In the moments where I’m not working I love to spend time with my lovely girlfriend Saskia, my 2 kids and my family and friends. The local cinema is treating me like one of the regulars. Occasionally I go for a run around the beautiful dutch countryside.

Experience

  • Designing and creating websites
  • Accessible code
  • Responsive design
  • HTML
  • CSS (Including Sass & Less)
  • Javascript
  • Javascript frameworks & toolkits like React & Vue.js
  • Build tools like Webpack, Gulp, NPM scripts
  • Methods like scrum, Jira, TargetProcess, Git
  • A tiny bit of experience in PHP & .Net

Recent work

Betabit.nl

I did Front-end work for Betabit. With CSS Grid Layout, Intersection observer & other techniques I’ve created an accessible, vibrant, future-proof new platform.

Tools:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Pattern-Lab

Client:

Betabit / Colours

Eneco.nl

For Eneco i’ve worked together with a team of 3 Front-enders on their long running commercial website.

Tools:

React, Storybook, HTML, CSS, Webpack, Scrum

Client:

Eneco / Colours

Dunea.nl

For Dunea I’ve pioneered a reusable Front-end stack which enabled the team to develop with a living component library.

Tools:

React, Storybook, HTML, CSS, Webpack, Scrum

Client:

Dunea / Colours

Sn.nl

I’ve created a set of reusable components for Schouten & Nelissen to use in their long running website.

Tools:

Pattern-Lab, CSS, Javascript, Scrum

Client:

Schouten & Nelissen / Colours