DesignTools

Hyperglot

A database and tools for detecting language support in fonts.

CodeOpinions

“I’m not actually a front-end engineer. I’m actually a stack of divs with ‘outline: 1px solid ${colour}’ in a trenchcoat.”

BusinessOpinions

“Wild to think that we used to work on the computer for 9 hours a day with our shoes on.”

CodeOpinions

“If you work on the frontend, the only skill you must *absolutely* acquire is caring about users.”

CodeOpinions

“I used to write ‘Convert your CSS codebase into Sass!’ guides. Now I think it’s time for a ‘Convert your Sass codebase into vanilla CSS!’ guide.”

BusinessOpinions

“The more you pay attention to your competitors, the more you end up just like them. Obsessing over what everyone else is doing doesn’t help you differentiate, it causes you to assimilate.”

BusinessOpinions

“If you want to be a great content creator, then you need to be comfortable with not being so great at first.”

DesignOpinions

“Designers who credit the other designers and people who worked on projects in their portfolios: I see you and I appreciate you.”

CodeSamples

Space Jam

Speed comparison of an iconic website, 1996 vs 25 years later.

DesignResources

Bloo

Low fidelity wireframe kit for design and prototyping.

CodeOpinions

“So many people only ever experience bloated, unwieldy SVG markup out of a graphics editor and don’t realise how clear, simple and useful it can be when hand-coded by real humans.”

DesignResources

Skribbl

A growing collection of free, hand-drawn illustrations.

CodeOpinions

“Feed browsers mostly HTML & CSS and they will work magic for you. Feed browsers mostly JS, and you’re going against the grain. Polish doesn’t take easily when you cut that way.”

BusinessOpinions

“Don’t ask for advice before you get started, ask for feedback once you have.”

CodeOpinions

“A genuine problem in tech is that we’ve created a culture where people switch jobs too often to experience the consequences of their product and technical decisions let alone have to fix them.”

CodeTools

CodeTour

Visual Studio Code extension to create guided code walkthroughs.

DesignOpinions

“The best designers I’ve worked with go rogue at least 10% of the time in every project, and that’s how the product ends up better than anyone expected.”

CodeOpinions

“I have a lot of opinions about code. Well, I’ll go into management. At least I’ll probably have less opinions about that. Me, several years later: Oh no.”

DesignOpinions

“Design agencies are just three freelancers in a trench coat.”

BusinessOpinions

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