JohnAlbin's picture
Current Role(s): 
Senior Front-end Developer

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Lullabot,, Albin.Net, Compaq, Tandem Computers, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, University of Illinois, United States Air Force
Industries Worked In: 
web development, web design, graphic design, print, computer support, Drupal

Personal Info

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John Albin Wilkins has been a web developer since the Paleolithic Era. In early 1993, he was introduced to NCSA Mosaic, the first graphical web browser, and spent a few hours browsing the entire web (which only consisted of NCSA’s and CERN’s websites). He was unimpressed. Nonetheless, he had nothing better to do and started building websites.

Since then, John embraced the open culture of the web and started sharing his expertise. John has given talks in four continents, speaking on topics like style-guide-driven development, agile, information architecture, CSS, Sass/Compass, mobile, and responsive design. He is also a prolific sharer of free code. Incorporating a CSS/Sass framework, his Zen theme has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times. Recently, John developed the “container-relative floats” technique that now powers responsive layout tools like, Singularity, and Zen Grids. His name is also found several times in Drupal’s MAINTAINERS.txt and he is the lead of the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative.

John currently lives with his wife and kids on the island of Taiwan, where they occasionally play with Lemurs.


Member for
10 years 4 weeks
Over 100 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

I am the lead for the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative, one of the top 30 Drupal contributors to Drupal 7 and am listed a few times in Drupal’s MAINTAINERS.txt. I maintain several well-used contrib projects, including the Zen theme, Menu Block, Menu Position, and Fences. I’m also the co-author of Drupal 7 Module Development.

And I’m the winner of the coveted TPOTM (Trivial Patch of the Month).

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Sydney 2013
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015

Contributed to fixing 5 issues in the past 3 months


Drupal Association Supporting Partner

JohnAlbin helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

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I contributed Drupal patches
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I contributed Drupal documentation
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I contributed Automated tests
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors