Hi, I’m Kevin Yank.

I’m a web geek living in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been developing websites in one way or another since 1997. Over the years, I’ve worked on web frontends, web application backends, in server administration, managing product design, and I’ve even dabbled in desktop and mobile application development.

When I’m not coding or managing coders, I perform theatrical improvisation with Impro Melbourne, where I’ve appeared in shows like Theatresports™, Maestro™, Guerilla Theatre™, and Late Night Impro since 2005.

I’m best known for my work at SitePoint, where I was Chief Technology Officer for over a decade (2002–2012). Besides writing a ton of code for the business, I wrote five editions of the book PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja (previously titled Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL), which together sold well over 25,000 copies. I co-wrote Simply JavaScript (2007), and contributed to Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong! (2008) and HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS (2003). I also wrote the weekly SitePoint Tech Times email newsletter from 2002-2010, which went out to some 250,000 subscribers, and co-hosted the weekly SitePoint Podcast (2008-2010).

More recently, I have created a number of online video courses, including Up and Running with Sublime Text 2 (2013), Build Your First Website Using HTML & CSS (2011), PHP Live (2010), JavaScript Live (2010) and The CSS Crash Course (2007).

I have also spoken at a number of industry events and conferences over the years, including Web Directions South (2006, 2009), Edge of the Web (2009), and Fundamentos Web (2006).

I geek out on Macs.