Notes

My most NIMBY opinion is that ice cream vans should not be allowed to idle their engines — not in neighbourhoods and definitely not in parks. Maybe they should have to be electric. I’d love to see more e-bike ice cream vendors.
29 May 2021
This is another test but I'm going to delete it. Can I do line breaks?
27 May 2021
Testing a lil something https://twitter.com/dylanatsmith/status/1378787544716959744
27 May 2021
Baby’s first IntersectionObserver
27 May 2021
I love a good header logo :hover or :active state.
24 May 2021
My favourite new-ish CSS feature might be `gap` for flex elements. So nice to not have to mess around with fussy margin rules, and `flex-wrap` is way more manageable now.
19 May 2021
I recently started hiding my macOS dock after years of being a dock-always-visible person. My workspace feels much calmer without the distraction of app icons and badges. (I’m also becoming an Alt+Tab convert.)
18 May 2021
Designers, please, no more modals.
18 May 2021
HTML & CSS contribute so deeply to user experience that if they’re being ignored, your product is going to suffer big time. And so is your developer experience.
17 May 2021
💡 Free startup idea: Designer-developer handoff app but it’s just a trap door into a Zoom meeting where they can speak to each other.
13 May 2021
If you want to ruin a designer’s day, drag their artboard about 30% narrower and say, "now what?"
12 May 2021
Absolute positioning corrupts absolutely.
12 May 2021
Linters are just awkward PR discussions that scale.
27 Apr 2021
Somehow came down with every side effect in the pamphlet.
24 Apr 2021
App dashboard widgets are just carousels for product managers.
21 Apr 2021
One down...
20 Apr 2021
Make your design system’s components as easy as possible to use and as difficult as possible to misuse.
19 Apr 2021
Thirteen months and I still haven’t learned to just keep a mask in my jacket pocket.
17 Apr 2021
I moved five static sites off an old shared hosting account and onto Netlify this week. Super easy, took about half an hour to make the switch and update DNS records.
15 Apr 2021
I’ve stopped my site’s notes (which I now tweet from) from being added to my RSS feed by default to help out anyone who might be following both. Kept the option, though, so I can still RSS "important" ones like this.
14 Apr 2021
Putting the group chat on Slack seemed like a fun idea as fresh-faced 20-somethings but now we’re jaded 30-somethings checking fucking Slack all night.
12 Apr 2021
It’s one thing to feel sad for the impossibly rich and powerful man who lived a long, fulfilling life of racism while you footed his bill, but imagine admitting it publicly?
09 Apr 2021
If you’re just staring at your screen with no energy or focus, go take a nap or call it a day. The work will be there for you on Monday.
09 Apr 2021
Spent the day on proper product design after three months deep into design system and frontend work. Happy to report that I’ve still got it.
08 Apr 2021
Sometimes it feels like half my job is going around replacing 10 divs and 100 lines of CSS with 3 semantic elements and 10 lines of CSS.
07 Apr 2021
Opening my eyes to collaboration as a buy-in tool. “We’ll reach the same conclusion whether I do it alone or we do it as a group, but the group will accept it more easily if they feel like they’ve contributed.”
07 Apr 2021
Anti-pattern of burgeoning design systems: Letting design improvements get in the way of componentising and documenting what you already have. A perfect component isn’t as good as the one you can use today and improve centrally later.
07 Apr 2021
I’ve come to realise that my happiness at work is directly proportional to how often I ship to production. This seems... not great.
06 Apr 2021
If this works, I've successfully tweeted from my own website.
04 Apr 2021