Hello, I'm Mike Riethmuller

I'm a web developer and I make all sorts of stuff for the web. You can find some of my code work experiments creations shame on CodePen or GitHub and you can talk to me on Twitter.

When I'm not making things for the web I sometimes think about stuff and on rare occasions I write about it. You can find some of my writing here.

Stuff I wrote:

How I nested my Sass and lived

Here is a secret. I like to nest my Sass. When I write SCSS I’ll happily go 3 or 4 levels deep. I’m so bad, I don’t even give a shit. I thought I would come out and talk about this because it is so heavily shamed by many developers, and I can’t quite figure out why. At risk of being the target of ridicule, let me explore this a little more.

Style Guides: 50 shades of corporate blue

I recently completed my third attempt at implementing a style guide within my organisation. So far this is the first attempt that looks to be maintainable and has some traction outside the development team. I want to share with you how we got there and what I learnt from 2 failed attempts.

A love letter to jQuery

jQuery I love you. We’ve been together for 10 years and that’s more than 50 years in JavaScript framework lifetimes. I might see you now less often than I did once, but I need you now no less than when we first met.
Stuff I wrote before this

More about me

Oh, hey! You're still here, good for you! You should know I'm passionate about web development and that doesn't just mean standards; I'm an advocate for anything and anyone that contributes to good quality web development.

I've worked as a front-end developer on some of Australia's largest websites as well as some of the smallest community sites. When I'm not building sites or blogging I like to experiment with code. I love learning new things and finding techniques that challenge what we think is best practice. Although very few ideas make it into my production toolkit, I find experimentation is the best way learn and the only way to discover new techniques.

Although I'm not the best writer or speaker I try to share everything I learn, I blog here, help organise community meetups and sometimes events.

I'm not actively looking for work at the moment but if you really want to ask me something you will find my email below.

Reach out

Feel free to send me an email. You can reach me at "mike (at) madebymike (dot) com (dot) au". Go for it! You can actually email me and I will actually reply, if you're still reading this you're worth my time!