Hi, I'm Aaron. I'm a front-end web developer.
My last name is really hard to pronounce.
My name is Aaron Ladage, and I'm a full-time UI engineer for DEG and freelance developer from Overland Park, Kansas.
My background and education are in writing and journalism, but I quickly found my passion for the web and have been working professionally as a developer for about 10 years.
I get way too excited about web standards, front-end workflows and build processes. My pride and joy is Yeo+Lab, a front-end website scaffolding tool I built to accelerate the creation of sites that follow the atomic design methodology.
I'm also the creator of inputtypes.com, a testing utility for onscreen keyboards, input types and validation patterns.
Outside of work and freelance, I'm a diehard Iowa State Cyclones fan, a cliché Kansas City BBQ snob, and I brew some really bad beer.
A few work samples.
My team revamped Kashi's web presence, with some interesting Backbone.js work in the recipes and products sections.
University of Kansas
I was involved with KU's responsive redesign, as well as its academic catalog and online maps.
Input Type Sandbox
I built this app to allow developers to test form input types, validation patterns and front-end validation.
Front-end development has gotten complicated. I created Yeo+Lab to ease the pain of setting up Pattern Lab projects.
I did all of the front-end work, including a large amount of data interaction, for this recruiting and marketing piece for HPU.
I've worked with this charity for several years, helping them gain awareness for their cause via their public site and store.