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

Programmatically Creating JSON Pages with GatsbyJS

Learn how to generate static JSON pages from markdown files and external data using the Gatsby static site generator.

Aug 27, 2020

Run JavaScript when Variable Exists

It's super frustrating to have a race condition in which some JavaScript code may be run before a variable it needs exists, causing an error. Here's one approach to getting around that.

Aug 21, 2020

The Right Way to Learn JavaScript in 2020

At first glance, the JavaScript ecosystem is overwhelming. Here are thoughts on how to slow down, center yourself, and find a place to begin.

Aug 20, 2020

Add a Static Directory to an Eleventy Project

Copy static files from a directory into the root of the build directory with Eleventy.

Aug 17, 2020

3 things that make developers happy

While technical tools make developers' lives easier, we can't forget that non-technical things can have a big impact on devs' productivity and satisfaction.

Aug 14, 2020

The Spinneret: Issue #3

Keeping up the pace with new blog posts, while engaging the team in some interesting discussions via Slack. July was a series of experiments and conversation-starters.

Aug 13, 2020

How to Fix "Integrity check failed ..." Yarn Error

What to do when running into integrity check errors with Yarn.

Aug 10, 2020

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