September 11, 2017 in Thoughts

Reverse Job Post:
UX-Oriented, Senior Front-end Developer

Lara's Dream Employer seeks a UX-Oriented, Senior Front-end Web Developer with advanced HTML/CSS knowledge, working JavaScript knowledge, and a background in illustration or visual design. This role is part of a small front-end team that operates as the link between design and back-end development.

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October 12, 2017 in Updates

A few things I’m excited about

Adjusting to life in LA has taken a lot longer and a lot more work than I anticipated. I find myself re-discovering my work and learning habits, but I'm finally starting to feel back in the game after my break earlier this year. Here are a few things I'm particularly excited about.

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September 13, 2017 in Miscellaneous

Thai Food in Los Angeles

Once you can process the fact that great restaurants can be in strip malls, Los Angeles does a few things better than NYC and Thai food is one of them. I have yet to figure out what the others are (probably Korean food), but bear with me. Where to find […]

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September 10, 2017 in Links, Thoughts

No, I’m from New York

Actually, I'm from a small town in Pennsylvania, but my years in NYC made enough of an impact on me that this article from the New Yorker describes the LA vs. NYC phenomenon impeccably.

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September 9, 2017 in Miscellaneous, Updates

Workspace of late

I quite enjoy seeing other people's workspaces, particularly the people I only know of through online means. I have finally figured out a work routine I'm happy with here in Los Angeles. I can't say I'm sold on the city quite yet, but that's another blog post. For now, here are my tools of the trade.

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August 18, 2017 in Tutorials+Tips, Updates

Plans and Pens for notlaura.com v3

There are a lot of fun technologies that have matured since I took my ski-bum sabbatical over the winter, and I am doing my best to bring my skills back up to speed. They weren’t all that far behind, but given my newfound motivation and availability for side projects, I’m […]

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August 1, 2017 in Updates

Updates Soon-ish

I’m in the process of a light rebranding effort, primarily updating this site to be less oriented around attracting business and more oriented to me as a developer/individual. This site’s design has been the same for almost five years and, although I still love it, my goals have changed significantly; […]

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March 30, 2017 in Links, Tutorials+Tips

Five-Figure WordPress Resources

Of all the talks I've given, the "The Five-Figure WordPress Website" is my favorite. It's a thorough look at the process I use to make WordPress websites in my freelance practice, and I'm really happy to share the process it's taken me many years to fine tune. With that in mind, here are a bunch of resources that I've found particularly helpful over the years and hopefully you will too!

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