Alisa (uh-lee-suh)

Web developer, WordPress lover, book worm, crafter, and food enthusiast.

With a systems administrator for a dad, I was born with a mouse in my right hand and my left-hand fingers on the ASDF keys. In my nerdy middle school years, I thought it would be great to make websites for fun. My dad taught me the basics of HTML using Notepad, and in 1996 I launched my first website. “Isabisa’s Play Place” was an epic orange and blue outer-space and NutRageous-themed page of animated GIFs. That one website blossomed into a my own little personal network of fan sites for everything from candy bars to music groups. I often challenged myself to create websites with the fewest lines of code possible, which naturally led to teaching myself CSS in 2000.

Since 2010, I have been a web developer for Cuberis, a growing web design firm in Durham, NC. Most of my projects are coded using WordPress, but several have been in Drupal or custom-built CMS solutions. In the past 3 years, I have built over 100 WordPress themes for a wide variety of clients. Part of what I love is using open source/GPL tools to create custom solutions, tailored to each client’s particular needs.

My technical skillset:

  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Sass
  • Compass
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Drupal
  • UNIX
  • Photoshop
  • AJAX
  • JavaScript
  • Git & SVN

Things I love:

  • Libraries
  • Family
  • Long books
  • Carolina BBQ
  • Korean BBQ
  • Brisket
  • Crosswords
  • Sudoku
  • Griddlers
  • Cooking
  • Whiskey
  • Microbrews
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Photography
  • Nintendo
  • 90s Adventure Games