Digital accessibility advocacy tips from a web developer’s perspective, all focusing on building accessibility support into our daily work.
Using a real estate analogy, I share why budget is a critical question that should be considered carefully when starting a new software dev project.
I have a sometimes unhealthy obsession with my todo list, here I share some intentional self awareness strategies I use to periodically recalibrate
I wanted memorable and personal business cards to share. Here’s my process towards a unique experience that encourages further engagement.
The last freelance journey post, covering the past few weeks of progress including open source contributions, site updates, and a new project!
Weeks four and five freelance journey check in, touches on a contract opportunity I chose not to pursue, how I’m getting more organized, and other progress & plans.
Week three check in on my freelance web developer journey. Some more networking, my first big proposal rejection, and some coding progress for an 11ty style guide generator.
This is a follow up post from the “Ideal Client and Project”, continuing my introspective journey as I iterate on my various online presences that I’d roughly call my “personal brand”.
Week two check in on my journey towards going independent. Setting up more operations, networking for freelance web development projects, and took a couple days off.
There’s a surprising amount of introspection required when you decide to go freelance. One is to figure out “the ideal” client and project. Here’s my process so far.
A week since I shared I’m going freelance, which was a week after being laid off. Keeping that weekly cadence for a bit as I continue to figure things out.
I’m manifesting a decade old dream and moving towards independent web development consulting. Here’s some reflection of the past week, and how I came to choose this exciting next adventure.
With an ever growing list of interesting content and limited time to read it all, this is how I’ve been more intentional about how I organize and parse.
A successful productivity experiment that has reduced my anxiety and lets me give myself permission to relax in the evenings.
How I personally categorize newsletters, how that categorization has influenced how they’re organized, and how much attention they get as a result.
I get asked “how do I get started in technical leadership” enough that I decided to share a bit of what has helped me grow over the years.
Reflections on my strengths and weaknesses both professionally and personally, with an action plan to leverage the strengths and improve on the weaknesses.
Some notes on how I prepared for the CPACC Certification exam and reflecting on the exam itself.
Details of how I implemented dark mode on Be Inclusive, including some issues I encountered along the way.
It’s easier to set well-defined, achievable goals when you base them on long-term, general goals. A personal mission statement and thinking in terms of roles can help.
The term “Soft Skills” covers a broad spectrum of topics in interpersonal, communication, leadership, and personal skills. These are arguably the most important skills for your career, but by definition, they are also difficult to measure.
Tracing the path we took to accomplish a unique, cohesive design system for multiple sites within a single Content Management System (CMS) platform installation.
As a web developer the potential for career stagnation – feeling stuck, idle, and lacking progression – is higher than average. With technology constantly being improved and reinvented it’s amazingly easy to find yourself falling behind. I’ve felt this way several times over the years, to the point where I’ve started to also notice what […]
I find that I go through productivity phases, generally the two I am most cognizant of are what I can loosely refer to as recharge and release. When recharging I feel I read a lot more than usual. I catch up on a backlog of articles I flagged, dig into books I had been meaning […]