Hi! I'm Michael Bonner, a web developer in Salt Lake City, Utah. I run a small agency with some friends called Bootpack Digital.
I started making websites in high school back in 2003. I actually found a copy of my first site and put it up here. Epic, right? Don't miss the days of GeoCities. From there I made websites for people I knew, then people they knew, and so on. Making websites was definitely my thing. Since then I have worked at a handful of places making websites, web apps, and mobile apps. I also was a director at a digital agency for several years, and taught a boot camp for the University of Utah. I love what I do, and I'm always down to chat about it.
Also, I really like podcasts so I made a site to keep track of the podcasts I listen to. You can check that out here.
Projects I'm proud of
Primary Children's Hospital wanted a website to promote patient stories. Faktory reached out to me to build the site they had envisioned. I'm really happy with how this one came out. Next.js made so much of it really simple.
An eCommerce site built using Gatsby.js. Load times went from over 10 seconds on their old platform, down to near instantaneous on the new one.
Built using Sanity CMS and Next.js. This one turned out really good and loads so fast.
I'm part of a team building a web application that helps companies manage their projects, people, and assets in a way that's easy to use and intuitive.
Big ol' platform to administer all of their programs. Can't show you the code for security reasons, but I'm really proud of it so I wanted to at least put it here. 😆
Things I've built for fun
I have a lot of people in my family, and sometimes it's hard to keep track of their birthdays and how old they are. Lazy Uncle makes it a little easier. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.
I am really into podcasts, and people ask what podcasts they should listen to. I built this site to make it easier to share the really good ones.
The plan is to visit every home ice arena. Seems like a decent way to explore the US and Canada
You ever wanted a site to just tell you how many days until a specific date. Well here you go. Really I just needed something easy to start building Svelte projects.
Now you don't have to wonder what all the cookies on a site mean. Just copy and paste the cookies string and the site will tell you what cookies are present with links to learn more.
Just a little example of how Tesseract can be used to read text from an uploaded image.
I got tired of Googling for a site and getting a bunch of cruft I don't need when trying to generate a random string, so I built a dead simple replacement.
Tools I use