Jag Talon

A blog about trying to make yourself better at making and designing websites. Also about random shit.

Nov 30, 2018

Friends Talk Frontend: Vaidehi Joshi

Friends Talk Frontend: Vaidehi Joshi

Episode #29 of Friends Talk Frontend is out! We talked to Vaidehi Joshi about her year-long project called basecs—it's where she learned about the basics of computer science, every Monday, for a

Oct 31, 2018

Frugaldelphia

Frugaldelphia

I've been bad at money my whole life, and I think it's about time I wore some adult pants and go on a personal journey to take a good hard look at my

Oct 26, 2018

Friends Talk Frontend: Helen Durrant

Friends Talk Frontend: Helen Durrant

Hey everyone! Today we're releasing a new episode of Friends Talk Frontend! It's a podcast where we talk to amazing people about their habits, how they got to where they are now, and

Oct 23, 2018

Know what happens under the surface

Know what happens under the surface

A screenshot of PrivacyHeroes.io. It features six privacy-centered companies depicted as superheroes. What I love about the web is that it's easy to see the code that makes any website tick.

Oct 2, 2018

Real Programming

Ten years ago, I took my first programming class at a university. We were learning C which is a programming language that's not particularly forgiving towards beginners. It was easy to make mistakes,

Aug 9, 2018

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

Jul 27, 2018

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,