Why you gotta push Google Fonts, WordPress?

How typography nerds coped back in the day.

WordPress really, really, really wants you to use Google Fonts. It actually wants you to use a small subset of Google Fonts, but without much hassle, you can set it up to where you can choose from their entire font library. But what if you don’t want to use Google Fonts?

5 reasons why Skillcrush is so important to the tech industry

She, too, can have a technical career.

We hear all the time about how there are more technical jobs available than there are people to fill them. You may have even heard that part of the problem is a tech workforce that isn’t as diverse as it could be. For the most part, people who aren’t white or Asian men are underrepresented in… Continue reading 5 reasons why Skillcrush is so important to the tech industry

Check out CodePen (and freeCodeCamp while you’re at it)

Screenshot of my portfolio site CodePen

CodePen is a site where you can play with HTML, CSS, and Javascript in the browser. One of the nice things about it is you can set it up to load various common libraries automatically, such as Bootstrap and jQuery. It’s free to sign up, although they have paid options available. Here’s a link to… Continue reading Check out CodePen (and freeCodeCamp while you’re at it)

So what is this UX stuff all about, anyway?

If you follow web design or development, chances are you’ve heard the term “user experience” or “UX” thrown around at some point. But if you haven’t spend some time around UX literature or practitioners, you might not have a good idea of what UX is about. Also, I’ve heard some outright misconceptions about UX, so… Continue reading So what is this UX stuff all about, anyway?

How web design is like Family Feud

Sometimes figuring out a client's web design needs can feel like this.

I have a friend who loves the Game Show Network, and Family Feud is one of her favorite game shows. Unlike shows such as Jeopardy!, which test your knowledge (or at least your powers of inference), Family Feud tests a different set of skills–namely, your ability to think like an average person. So it’s possible for… Continue reading How web design is like Family Feud