William Mead’s Portfolio

Educator, Designer and Front-End Developer

A Little Bit About My Work…

Many of the projects displayed here are tools I created to help teach students in my front-end design and development classes how to craft unique experiences for screens of all sizes with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress.

A few of the projects step beyond those narrow parameters into a broader world. For example, the randomly generated artwork from my wmmead.com site is a JavaScript project run amok. The syllabus generator and the snippet generator are web applications that support teaching. I will add more as I make them!

Please poke around, and let me know what you think.

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.
Robert L. Peters
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
Jeffrey Zeldman
Design is a solution to a problem. Art is a question to a problem
John Maeda
Simplicity, wit, and good typography.
Michael Bierut
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
Paul Rand
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
M.C. Escher
A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.
Martin LeBlanc
Design isn’t crafting a beautiful textured button with breathtaking animation. It’s figuring out if there’s a way to get rid of the button altogether.
Edward Tufte
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The details are not the details. They make the design.
Charles Eames
Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.
Tate Linden
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

A Few of My Favorite Projects…

Some More Fun Projects…

About William Mead…

William Mead Photo

This site shows some of my front-end design and development work and shows how I use these projects to teach students about those same topics.

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Professional Qualities

  • Enthusiastic about teaching, learning, managing projects and building products for the web.
  • Deeply creative and always playful. Frequently engrossed in solving complex puzzles.
  • Thoroughly engaged in the design and web development industries.
  • A visual learner with an analytical mind.
  • Introspective and always striving for improvement.


I am particularly good at bending CSS to do my bidding, and I really enjoy creating custom interactivity with JavaScript. I am always excited about new problems that need to be tackled.

Contact Me…

I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me using the form or directly by email or phone.


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