Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Evolving with Our Tools: The Continued Evolution of Static Site Generators

Static site generators are still relevant and continue to evolve. You may be able to evolve with them, without needing to jump into a new type of framework.

May 05, 2023

Handle Content Outside Site Framework

Learn how to process your content separately so you can write the minimal amount of framework code and easily switch to a new framework in the future, with the added benefit of easier maintainability.

May 04, 2023

Generating Workable TypeScript Types from Contentful Content

Automatically generate TypeScript type definitions from a Contentful schema, and then override for front-end adjustments.

May 03, 2023

Failure in Web Development is Good

Failure is not the end of the world, but a natural part of the learning process. Learn from your failures and don't let fear hold you back. Embrace the uncertainty, take risks, and find success faster.

May 02, 2023

The Most Compelling Argument for Using an SSG

SSGs were revolutionary when they entered the scene around 2008. But they are still relevant. And they are still great. And for many of the same reasons they were compelling in 2008.

May 01, 2023

Seek Discomfort to Learn and Grow Faster as a Developer

I asked a friend of mine about the one thing that helped him level up as a developer. He said: “Seek discomfort.”

Apr 21, 2023

Disabling Typeahead for VS Code

Settings to disabling various methods that provide typeahead functionality in VS Code.

Apr 20, 2023

React May Not Be the Best Tool for Your Project

React is a great tool with a massive developer community. It comes with its own benefits and challenges. And yet, there may be tooling that is more suitable to your project.

Apr 19, 2023

When to Check for Broken Links

Explore various methods for checking for broken links and what to consider when applying the approaches to your site.

Apr 19, 2023

Jamstack Made Getting Started Easier

Jamstack began as an architectural approach for building websites. As a byproduct, it also promoted the simplicity of deploying those sites.

Apr 18, 2023