Ramblings about what I know and what I think I know.
September 12, 2023Fast and Simple APIs with Deno KV
Look out! There's a new persistent edge KV store in town! Let's take Deno KV and Deno Deploy for a spin by building a simple API.
September 10, 2023Glowing Blurred Backgrounds with CSS
A quick walk-through of an easy, artsy and impressive pure CSS visual effect.
September 9, 2023Remote Leadership Takes a Concerted Effort
Three years on since many companies went remote and some leaders still struggle with leading remotely. Here's what I think it takes.
September 3, 2023Hidden customText Preheaders in Veeva/Salesforce Emails
Once thought to be an impossible ask, here's a simple workaround to allow customText hidden preheaders in Veeva and Salesforce emails.
August 30, 2023CSS Grid Systems with CSS Grid
Let's talk about why there aren't any.
July 12, 2023The Web Is Moving at an Unprecedented Pace
The idea that the web is evolving quickly is obvious, but needs pointing out. Here I reflect on how that pace is starting to have an impact on teams that haven't kept up.
April 18, 2023Are We The Weirdos?
Only in the last few years have I realized that web dev as a profession and a hobby is like having a superpower, but it also makes me kind of weird.
March 9, 2023An Introduction To Robust-First Computation
Did you know there's an entire field of computer science barely yet explored? Join me at the entrance to a deep rabbit hole as we take a look at Robust-First Computation.
March 1, 2023Three Design Smells Only Developers Can Sense
In development, we have "code smells." Extending the metaphor, here are some design smells that devs can pick up on as well.
February 27, 2023Audit Content Reads with Cloudflare KV
A quick write up on how Astro made it very easy to track page reads in Cloudflare KV.
February 25, 2023Always Be Expecting
Let's look at how expectations can be used as an explicit device to improve work and working relationships.
February 24, 2023Productive Developer Experiences
Developer experience has ramped up in focus over the last few years as a way to increase platform adoption and developer productivity. Here are the features I think make for a good DX.
February 15, 2023To Be Flexible, Be Inflexible
Processes and systems are often built with extreme flexibility in mind, but let's look at the case for at least considering not generalizing them for the sake of it.
February 13, 2023Lead Great Engineering Manager One-on-ones
After years of honing my leadership style, I've landed on a one-on-one format that I quite like. Here's a deep dive into it.
February 11, 2023If You Blog, Consider Blogcasting
As someone who has been wanting to do a podcast but not having time for it. Blogcasting seems like a great middle-ground solution.
February 10, 2023The New Astro Content Collections are Great
Astro 2.0 just landed, and with it some great new features including Content Collections. Let's have a look!
January 29, 2023Consider Astro over WordPress for your Brand's Website
Are you a company looking to build a new website? As someone who built company websites for many years, I think you should consider not going with another WordPress site.
November 18, 2022We Need Context Management Systems
Applying context to websites often lives tied to content, or tied to the front end, or split into both. Here I propose building a new contextual layer separate from both.
October 10, 2022Digital Entropy
What eats at our code? A quick explorative rambling of why we have to maintain and invest in all code and digital systems.
July 13, 2022Build Momentum for the Next Thing
A lot of focus remains on success and failure as traits of progress, but I've learned that it's really momentum that you should keep your eye on.
June 17, 2022Escape Hatches
Third-party frameworks and systems abstract away complexity, but often at the cost of flexibility. Escape hatches can be a great way to bring flexibility back without compromising features.
June 14, 2022Do Hard Things Again
It feels really great to get over a hard hurdle. But don't stop there, do it again.
May 31, 2022Do it for Context
Sometimes you need that little extra spark to go down a new pathway or face the unknown. When you're grasping for that push, do it for context.
May 29, 2022Blog Post Image Generator with HTML2Canvas
Here's a practical look at using html2canvas to generate images for blog posts. You might be looking at said image right now!
May 24, 2022Progressive Enhancement with Petite-vue
Rather than having to completely rely on the client to render your content when you want to make it interactive or functional, progressively enhance it with petite-vue.
May 20, 2022Work is a Place to Help People
Reframing how you think about work toward a perspective of helping the folks around you can spread positive change at multiple levels.
May 19, 2022Accessibility is Hard and Important
Two things about web accessibility that we need to stop letting hold us back.
May 17, 2022Sprinkling Interaction with Petite-Vue
How do you sprinkle in interactive elements? For many of us it used to be jQuery, and now maybe it's vanilla JS or you've graduated up to a larger framework like React, Vue or Svelte. Here's my case for why you ought to take a look at petite-vue.
May 16, 2022What's Your Go-To Web Stack?
If you had to build a website right now, get started right away, what web technologies are you reaching for?
May 13, 2022Diverge, Converge, and Repeat
Divergent and convergent mindsets play a critical role in how I think of ideas and uncover solutions to problems. Here's a bit about why they're so useful to me.
May 12, 2022The Fourth Language
Have you ever thought about the web having a fourth major, native language? Here are a few of my thoughts on it.
May 10, 2022Stop Leading Zeros with Leximited Notation
Ever hit the issue where you want numbered items to alphabetically order themselves numerically, so you lead them with zeros, which works until you have more digits than zeros. Leximited notation solves this issue, and then some!
May 9, 2022What You've Done is What You'll Do
A quick riff on an idea that has stuck with me for a bit and can really help if you lean into it.
May 6, 2022Building a Like Button with Cloudflare Workers
Cloudflare Workers (Edge Functions) and their specialized KV product are the perfect tool to create a quick little API with persistent state.
May 5, 2022Throw the dart
Don't get stuck for too long thinking about, just go ahead and throw it.
May 4, 2022Previews Are Hard! Also, Web Mullets
A quick take on one of Jamstack's biggest hurdles it has yet to fully overcome: previewing content.
May 3, 2022Living on the Edge Functions
Let's get a surface-level view of edge functions: what they are, what they're good for, and how you can get started with them
April 30, 2022First
Hello World! This is my first post on my new website and blog. Like and subscribe folks!