About me

Fig.1 - Beto and his 2 assistants:
Taquito (left) & Ollie (right)
Fig.2 - Roberto (beto) Alanís
ro·ber·to a·la·nis
| 'rɒbərtoʊ | | ə'lænɪz |
noun
Web designer by day.
Web designer by night.
Self-proclaimed CSS genius.
Photoshopper [sic].
Insane(ly smart).

Web Craftsman. CSSerator. Photoshopper. Pixel Critic.  

I am a multi-disciplinary designer with an aptitude in retouching, digital art and web design, but my true niche is CSS.

I'm an artist pretending to be a designer pretending to be a front-end developer pretending to be an artist. wuh?

I am passionate about design and perfectionist in everything I do. I specialize in building sites that are just as brilliant for mobile as they are for the desktop, I'm crazy about semantics, minimal code, usability and best practices. All my websites are hand coded.

I love what I do. I have a lot of passion for every project I'm working on and I look at all projects as new opportunities to come up with unique design solutions.

Funny thing is that at first I hated anything to do with code, I only wanted to be a Digital Artist. But the time came when I needed to build my portfolio, so I had to investigate a lot about HTML and CSS… the result was pretty awful, but I really liked writing markup, following rules for semantics, finding the best way to do something with CSS, I was fascinated. The rest is history…

Most of my sites are mobile capable and retina friendly by default. My code is DRY, minimalistic and up to date, I give no support for obsolete browsers and this is my way to pushing the web forward.

Skills

*I know what you’re thinking:
- “Hey, Photoshop is not a skill!” -
Yes, I know; I list it as a skill because besides retouching and designing,
I teach the actual software and provide consulting too. :)

Colophon

This site was made on a Mac, designed in Photoshop and Sketch, coded in Espresso, with the help of Tower, Anvil and LiveReload. It's built using HTML5 and CSS3, hosted on eleven2.

Thanks for taking your time to visit my site.