Personal
My name is Ryan Zielke, I am 28 years old and live in the Dallas, TX Metroplex. I am currently employed with FedEx Services on the FedEx website. My skills range from J2EE development to front-end Web development. I love to program. My first introduction to programming was with BASIC, when I was 12 years old. I immediately fell in love with the idea of writing programs to do what you want or need. I have been programming ever since. I love to experiment and try new things. I am a strong developer and I am continuingly learning and enchancing my skills in design, typography and usability. I also know LAMP and love developing extensions for Songbird (Powered by Mozilla).

Website Introspection
This website is about my passion for web development. It is a chance for others to become more familiar with what I am up to. It contains what websites I have done for others and side projects I have contributed to within the internet community. I also have a blog that has information on web development tips, usability, and other interests.

Freelancing
In addition to my 8 - 5 job, I am also available to provide freelance work. With my background in web development, I know a lot about making dynamic sites. If you like my work and interested in using my services, you may contact me via the contact page.

Colophon
This site uses JQuery for a javascript framework and is using Ganeshji Marwaha's lava lamp for the menu button. The blog is engined by wordpress. Other elements of the website are hand coded. The site is valid XHTML, CSS, and unobtrusive scripting, accessiblity, and web standard.