Nathan Smith

[Photo] Nathan  Smith

Nathan Smith is a goofy guy who has been building websites since late last century. He enjoys hand coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. When not elbow deep in code, he dabbles in design and information architecture. A proponent of open source, he co-wrote Textpattern Solutions, a book on PHP powered content management. He has also written for online and paper publications such as Adobe Developer Center, Digital Web, and .Net Magazine. He has spoken at venues including Adobe MAX, BibleTech, Refresh Dallas, and Webmaster Jam Session.

In the past, he worked as a consultant on large scale transactional sites for various clients, and was an in-house designer at a Fortune 50 company. Off the clock, he is wrapping up a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary via correspondence. He is the founder of the Godbit Project, a community resource aimed at helping churches and ministries make better use of the web. He is also the creator of the 960 Grid System, a lightweight framework for sketching, designing, and coding page layouts. Friends and family have described him as mildly amusing, but in reality he is somewhat dull.

Books from Nathan

[Book Cover] Textpattern Solutions: PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy
Textpattern Solutions: PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy (Author)
From Friends of Ed, released May 21st, 2007
Textpattern is a powerful, PHP-based content management system that allows you to build pretty much any kind of data-driven website quickly and easily. It is very popular among designers and developers alike, and has an active community of users. Sound good? Wel...