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Antiracism Links

TED Talks about Decolonization

These are just a few I watched after searching Youtube for “decolonize your mind” – there are surely more!

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Antiracism Links

The BREATHE Act is here in defense of Black lives

See more and take action at https://BREATHEAct.org

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Antiracism Links Thoughts

Link (plus a thought): 75 Things People Can Do For Racial Justice

This is a nice list of racial justice action items. I wonder, though, is it counter-productive to have lists such as this specifically targeted to white people?

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Inspiration Links

How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit by Mike Cannon-Brookes

I started writing a year in review post, but ended up watching a talk about impostor syndrome…

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Links Web Development

Becoming a better developer by using the SOLID design principles by Katerina Trajchevska

This conference talk is a great introduction to the S.O.L.I.D. software design principles. How do these principles manifest when it comes to UI programming with HTML/CSS?

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Design Links

Design Systems Checklist

The design systems conversation is officially under way at PMC which is extremely exciting and something I need to write more about. But in the mean time, I want to share the Design Systems Checklist by Tim Schoch. There are so many design systems-related things floating around my brain at any given moment, and this […]

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[Book Rec] How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

I now realize my historic aversion to math is due to bad math education. Math is so cool and I want to learn more of it, thanks to this book!

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Email newsletters I enjoy

I’m really loving the medium of trustworthy email newsletters lately – here is a compendium of my favorite weekly-ish ones, both within the web dev sphere but also outside it.

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Links Research Web Development

Resources about Front-end Architecture and Design Systems, etc.

I’ve been researching design systems lately, and this is an evolving list of the resources I’ve found particularly resonant for my purposes. Have anything to add?

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The Etymology of Programming – Brittany Storoz @ JSConf EU

I highly suggest watching Brittany’s full talk – she is a brilliant speaker, and her presentation is full of both fun facts about programming jargon and critical information about the impact of the terms we use.

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Inspiration Links Thoughts Web Development

Everything Easy is Hard Again – Frank Chimero

I started the year exceptionally motivated and productive, with a reasonably-sized to-do list that has now expanded by a factor of at least three. This article by Frank Chimero about the increasing complexity of web development came about at the right time, and it deserves a share.

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Article: 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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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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“Just” is a dangerous word.

“Just update your ruby gems, generate a new SSH key, and run a git rebase…” … I don’t envy those just entering the field of web development. In addition to learning the fundamentals, there’s an expectation to be proficient in an increasingly exhausting laundry list of buzzwords and technologies. So think twice before suggesting someone […]

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I made a Codepen

See the Pen prIFw by Lara Schenck (@laras126) on CodePen. A notlaura.com realign is officially underway (didn’t I just do one?). Don’t expect anything too soon, but the above is a little preview. Plus I’ve been listening to Codepen Radio lately and, well, time to make a pen! In addition to typography and gridding, I’ve […]