Hi! I write about the web at CSS-Tricks, talk about the web at conferences around the world and on my podcast ShopTalk, and am a co-founder of the social development environment CodePen.
The internet is, without metaphor, just a bunch of servers tied together with wires. Without servers, we'd have no way to share our creations with the world. Yet, in a bit of a paradox, servers are <em>less</em> essential to our work than they've ever been. We can now do things on the front-end that used to require a back end. When we do need a backend, our front-end skills can be put to work, giving us some surprisingly powerful new abilities.