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

WTF is Hoisting?

Sometimes JavaScript code appears to behave oddly. Hoisting is one of the reasons why. Here's an introduction to the concept, with references to more in-depth explorations.

Aug 07, 2020

Build Jamstack Sites Faster with Conventional Tooling

The Jamstack presents the opportunity to fly through the process of building a website, but it helps if you build a foundation on which you can do work consistently.

Aug 05, 2020

WTF is a Closure?

A brief explanation of JavaScript closures, along with a few examples and references to other in-depth explorations on the topic.

Aug 03, 2020

You Will Make Mistakes

It's not making a mistake that matters, it's what you do after you make a mistake.

Jul 31, 2020

Building a Static API with Middleman

Learn to build a static API using the Middleman static site generator.

Jul 30, 2020

WTF is the DOM?

A brief introduction to the DOM with a quick example on manipulating it, and a link to digging in deeper.

Jul 28, 2020

The Difference Between =, == and === in JavaScript

They may look similar, but they each do something very different from the next, and it's important to understand the differences.

Jul 27, 2020

The Spinneret: Issue #2

WTF happened on June 29!? Read more in the June 2020 collection of web development articles, shop talk, news, and tools.

Jul 21, 2020

Introducing Component Adapters into a Gatsby Project

Component adapters are a great way to separate logic from presentation in component-driven development projects. Here's how I've implemented the approach in Gatsby.

Jul 17, 2020

Increase Developer Efficiency by Establishing Conventions

Developer efficiency is largely driven by the number and type of decisions to make. That number can be reduced by establishing solid (but balanced) conventions.

Jul 15, 2020