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CSS All the Things

Posted in Apps, Front-End

There’s no shortage of minimalist text editors and writing utilities on the Mac. For whatever reason, the exact interface to inputting text in a window can be done a hundred different ways, and each permutation …

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Trying out the Opera Neon

Posted in Apps, Front-End

Remember when having multiple browsers was a requirement for desktop computing? Most users should be past that point. The default browsers for each operating system — Safari on macOS, Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer 10/11 for Windows, …

Progressive Web Apps

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I read an interesting article a few days ago on the idea of building web apps “progressively”, in that they take on more characteristics of native apps but still retain the flexibility and reach of …

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The Art of Knowing What to Learn, When

Posted in Engineering, Front-End

Common wisdom tells us that software development requires constant learning. Particularly, client-side development (web and mobile) iterates so fast that its designers, engineers, and product folk have to stay up-to-date with the latest advances. “Expertise” …

The Cost of Best Practices on the Web

Posted in Front-End

Those of us who were building websites a decade ago remember the Internet Explorer tax. Project managers budgeted anywhere from 25% to 50% of additional engineering effort for building a site compatible in IE6 & …

Full Stack Development Interview

Posted in Front-End, Interview, Work

I recently did an interview with Talentbuddy. They’re a mentorship program that looks to get people started on full-stack web development in about three months time, and wanted me to speak to our front-end technologies …