Doing my first accessibility audit

I mentioned a few weeks back that I've been learning about web accessibility and mixing the things that I learned into my own work process. I've been doing it so much that I think I've gotten to the point where I was more confident

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Podcast Update: Part two with Jeremy Keith + Throwbacks

Hey, everyone! We released the second part of our interview with Jeremy Keith. 🎉 You can download it on iTunes or on podcast stores near you. We've also been sharing some throwbacks on Twitter and Instagram to revisit some of our favorite clips. We've published

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Self-care

I often make the mistake of equating productivity with self-worth, and that usually turns me into an anxious mess. I'm always looking for something to do—things to go to, things to make, and things to consume that I end up being burnt out.

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Adventures in Accessibility

Accessibility is something that I didn't really give much consideration in the past. I've always thought that since I didn't know any people who were blind or disabled that I didn't have to worry about it at all. In my mind, people who were

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What is the job of a programmer?

I was listening to a podcast called Voice of Design, and in the first episode the hosts ask themselves: "What is the job of a designer?" Now that got me thinking about the job of a programmer and what we're actually being

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Learning is frustrating and uncomfortable

Katherine and I had Vaidehi Joshi on our podcast Friends Talk Frontend yesterday, and we asked her about her learning habits while she was working on basecs. Basecs—for people who are unfamiliar with it—is a blog (now a podcast and a video

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How to get people on the same page about your work

I find myself working with a lot of people on a project: other developers, other designers, content strategists, project managers, and stakeholders. I can keep people in the loop through meetings and through status updates on the work that I'm doing, but what I've

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How to find the time to learn

How to find the time to learn

I think one of the hardest things to do—and it doesn't matter if you're just starting out or if you've been in the industry for years—is finding the time to learn. And it's especially bad if you're a web developer because things

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Learning the PICO-8

I've been programming for a while, but I've never really made any games myself. I've played around with Codea back in 2015, but I stopped and didn't get to learn how to make an actual playable game. But a few days ago I ran

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How to create modern-looking websites

This was originally published on my newsletter. I used to hate working on CSS. Coming from the JavaScript world, I saw CSS as something that designers do and that real programmers like me shouldn't mess around with. I was up on my high horse

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