I am Saddam Azad.
I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh where the sun shines bright 365 days a year. Dhaka is a very densely populated metropolitan city, beautiful nevertheless. The countryside is lush, green and full of natural wonders.
I moved to London, United Kingdom when I was 19 with bright, ambitious and starry eyes. I paid for university with freelance web design jobs.
After Uni, I did not want to become a cubicle dweller like most other web designers. Thus, being a freelancer suited me well. The first 3 years, I worked for various agencies doing mostly Front-End Web Development — starting off with a humble hourly rate.
I honed my Front-end Development skills over the last few years. As technology moves faster than light, I try to keep up with the latest developments such as HTML5 and CSS3 to take advantage of the latest browsers, whilst keeping things swimmingly cool with older browsers.
As my career progressed, I mastered a few more crafts I had learned along the way. User Interface design was something that I was passionate about. I had learned a great deal from my mentors and used the newly acquired skills for landing better gigs.
As the years went by, designing usable and intuitive User Interfaces became my primary marketable skill.
I work with businesses and agencies of all sizes to provide my expertise on Front-End Web Development and User Interface designs. As the web becomes more app-centric, most of my latest work has been Web Apps. I can’t complain as designing and developing Web Apps is something I thoroughly enjoy.
Today, I operate my freelance business out of my North London studio flat, making the web intuitive, usable and beautiful one website at a time.
Azadcreative.com is my personal journal and portfolio.
The Journal contains my discoveries and observations I make during my day job. It is a brain dump for thoughts and ideas which I think are worthy of sharing with the rest of the world. I know I do not post as often as I should — but I would rather post something useful once in a blue moon than a bunch of mediocre posts every so often.
The Portfolio section contains a selected of the work I have done over the years. Not all projects are displayed there — only the ones that I am particularly proud of.
The Archives section uses a custom plugin I built (called Better Archives). The plugin is now open-source and freely downloadable from Github.
Code and accessibility
The markup is hand-coded HTML5. A few CSS3 bits and pieces are used for browsers that provide support.
The site should work with Internet Explorer 8 and above. Tested and working in all modern browsers.
Unfortunately, Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are not supported due to the fact that it is used by less than 0.008% of the visitors to this site.
If you come across any inconsistencies or bugs, please shoot me an email.