I had my hands full and didn't write much, but I found a plethora of new articles and tools to help you in your web adventures.
Notable changes in my life, on my website, and in other projects.
Last month I launched Unmute alongside three fellow nerds I know and love, Becky Blank, Brandon Blank, and Ryan Cayabyab.
Unmute is a storytelling platform for underrepresented folx in the tech community. We're not really sure what it's going to end up being, but for now we're planning to host a series of (free) events for the community.
This project is the culmination of two things in my life: 1) My desire to use my privilege to help those less represented in the industry, and 2) A way to get back into storytelling after discontinuing the ridiculous podcast I ran for a few years.
New blog posts and videos I published last month.
As expected, April was a slow month for me. We welcomed our second child early in the month, and I didn't really find a groove to writing again until the month neared its end.
Of the four articles I published, I'm really excited about two:
Articles and news I read last month that I found interesting, with some commentary.
I found so many great articles in April that I started wondering if I should be running a weekly newsletter. There's a lot to get through here, so I tried to bucket them for you.
Here are a few updates from products I've come to love:
For some reason, I came across a large number of articles in the headless CMS space. There's some overlap here, but all worth a read (or at least a skim to see if it's relevant to you):
We can't talk about headless CMS without a little bit of SSG:
Odds and ends on the subject:
Something I don't talk about enough is the process of getting a job (i.e. making money) in the tech space, which is ... a whole thing. Here are a few articles in that vein:
I don't usually like to read case studies. They are often super self-back-patting pieces, when I want to read to learn something. I found these two to be particularly insightful because they teach more than they promote:
New tools that I've recently discovered. They aren't necessarily new.
I also found a lot of new tools this month. These are listed in alphabetical order with a quick snippet about each.
FormData is a useful interface for collecting data from a form. But it can be tricky to convert to JSON.
It takes a lot to build a rock-solid, performant, beautiful, well-organized, component-driven site. But there's one thing that matters more than the rest.