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Using a Side Project as a Creative Shift

That much-needed break you've been craving isn't to go sit on a beach. Is to attack and achieve something that makes you tick.

May 30, 2019

The Death of a Side Project

The inevitable can be prolonged with goal-setting, planning, and regular check-ins, but not forever.

May 23, 2019

From Zero to Functioning Netlify Function

A services-oriented architecture is a key component of the Jamstack, as it brings dynamic functionality to static sites. Here's how to get your feet wet by writing your first Netlify function.

May 23, 2019

Conditional Email Notifications through Netlify Forms and Hooks

Sending conditional email notifications based on the value of a user-submitted form field is still very much a thing, and it can be achieved via fun workaround when using Netlify forms.

May 18, 2019

How to Use Netlify Forms in a Gatsby Project

Netlify form handling is an extremely powerful feature that enables you to collect dynamic data from your users on your static sites. But it's a little tricky to get it working right within a Gatsby project. Here's a detailed look at a couple different ways of approaching Netlify forms for a Gatsby site.

May 06, 2019

4 Reasons to Work on Side Projects

To get the most out of the side projects you work on, every project should provide you with at least one of four key benefits.

May 04, 2019

What You Need to Know When Using Netlify Forms

Netlify forms are an incredibly powerful feature. They enable you to accept dynamically-driven user data on your static site. But you must understand a few key concepts about Netlify forms if you're going to have success working with them.

May 02, 2019

Time and Balance: How We Manage Our Most Valuable Asset

Time is a force within which we all live, and the decisions we make with that time are what make us who we are. So how do we ensure we're making the right decisions? Balance.

Apr 30, 2019

Side Projects Will Make You a Better Developer

There is often a substantial difference between a new developer who works on side projects and one who doesn't. But how do you make sure you're working on the right side project?

Apr 18, 2019