Blog? Oh yeah, I have one. well I’ve got an excess of energy to burn today so I figured I should catch up real fast. Let’s do two things: What I’ve been doing and an article on accessibility from a source I never would have expected that I read just an hour or two ago while trying to distract myself from my own brain.
Lorelei found a UI challenge site, DailyUI, and wanted to work on several of these with me – for her, practice using Sketch instead of InDesign. For me, an opportunity to learn some new tricks and work on developing a design made by a real designer! And, as it turned out, quite a bit about validating email addresses.
Continue reading UI Challenges
I subscribe to the CodePen Spark newsletter and a neat three.js pen caught my eye. I was just talking to someone who’s working with three, and figured it’d be a great opportunity to take a look myself.
Everyone uses Google Maps, and lots of people use React. You’d think a Maps in React app would be easy, right? I did. And I was surprised that the answer seemed to be no. It’s not that there aren’t a lot of examples out there, it’s finding one that I could make work in my preferred environment and in ES2015. Continue reading React Maps
What could be better to learn React than an featuring a fish from a 1991 videogame? Clearly, the answer is nothing. Okay, honestly, the actual purpose was writing a compact React application in ES2015 to teach myself both, but if you can do two things at once, you might as well, right? Continue reading React Fishtank
It’s been how long since I’ve written about one of these? Well. A quick recap of five neat things I’ve seen at Seattle meetups lately – Angular, React and state, React on the server, an innovative approach to finding available meeting space, and Meteor. Continue reading Meetup Roundup
Code 301’s project load was a little different from 201 – rather than building out individual projects weekly, we kept the same project and extended and refactored the entire duration of the class.
That project was a portfolio website. If you feature a portfolio in your portfolio is it portfolios all the way down? Continue reading Code 301: Portfolio
After the data update I did last month, the next step – obviously – was refactoring code, right? Right.
In seriousness, this was pretty old code for me and I’ve learned a lot in the last year, so it was a good project to refactor. I wrote it, but I also knew I could write it better today. Continue reading Cider Tasting refactor
Just a quick update to my Cider Tasting page – I’ve been a little behind but I just added 26 new ciders, bringing the list from 97 to 123.
I’ve got some improvements to the page that I’m also working on – cleaning up and refactoring code, maybe adding some new features without compromising the core function. Still, it’s nice to get the list up to date!