Founder of NameLayer.com. Creator of Velocity.js
I am the founder of NameLayer.com, a domain name retailer acquired by Techstars in 2011. A frequent writer and speaker, I’ve written for Smashing Magazine, Mozilla, and The Next Web. I was the keynote speaker at the world's largest instructional coding event, TheHTML500.
Questions for Julian Shapiro:
What did you do before becoming a developer?
I've been developing since I was 12. It's what I've always done. In tandem, I've gained experience in film production as a director of commercials and music videos...
Where do you turn for inspiration?
I steal from the best of what I see on Dribbble.
Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?
@ludwig from Stripe.com, @thesergie from Webflow.com.
Is your city a good place for designers?
It's SF. Heck yeah.
Which technologies are you excited about?
Web to app conversion tools.
Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.
Ben Howard. Bonobo.
What essential items are in your developer toolbox?
Mixpanel, Velocity.js, Ractive.js
What programming languages do you use? Which did you learn first?
Where do you see the industry in 5 years?
Many more people involved. Web design will trend toward a commodity. Apps will have to be exceptional to flourish.
Are you working on any personal projects?
Libscore.com in partnership with Stripe and Digital Ocean.