I started writing a year in review post, but ended up watching a talk about impostor syndrome...
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?
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 […]
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
“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 […]
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 […]