Hi, I’m Benoît, a 24-years-old web developer & designer from Switzerland.

I’ve always been passionate about one thing: creation. I like building things, greatly and with purpose. This might be the reason I started crafting websites around 2001.
I began with some kind of generator, changing colors here and there, but I quickly felt limited. So I moved to Macromedia Dreamweaver® and from the visual editor to the code, I wrote my first lines of HTML and CSS. It didn’t take so long to discover PHP and make my first MySQL database.

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Today this aspect of my work has been set aside to focus on the origins: knowing as many CSS specificities as possible — this language is way more complex and powerful than most people think — and using HTML with semantics and accessibility in mind.

I like being efficient, staying up-to-date with technologies to gain time and enhance my knowledge. That is why I opted for Sass and Compass in my daily projects, in addition to an OOCSS approach.

For 3 years now I have maintained and extended a large front-end environment at Urturn, the start-up I work for in Lausanne. The application is based on Rails, seconded by JavaScript.
Working on some side projects for my friends and myself is essential. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and taking pictures sometimes.

Born in the mountains, I love nature, growing dozens of plants at home. Owls and jellyfish are my cuties. Architecture, industrial design and colors inspire me.