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Salma Alam-Naylor

I write code for your entertainment.

I'm a live streamer, software engineer, and developer educator. I help developers build cool stuff with blog posts, tutorial videos, live coding and open source projects.

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18 May 2023

A/B test CMS authored content with Netlify Edge Functions

Learn how to run an A/B test using content from your CMS and Netlify Edge Functions.


14 May 2023

How to split traffic and A/B test different page layouts on the same URL

Learn how to split traffic for A/B testing between different page layouts while retaining the same user-facing URL, using Netlify Edge Functions.


3 May 2023

The universal CSS * selector isn't actually universal

I learned this week that for my ENTIRE professional career I have been living with an enormous misconception: the universal CSS selector doesn't actually select EVERYTHING.


23 Apr 2023

Hide text in CSS pseudo elements from screen readers with this one weird trick

Learn how to hide decorative text generated by CSS pseudo elements from screen readers, so that your weird and wonderful designs don't interrupt the flow of the text.


16 Apr 2023

The Acronyms of Rendering on the Web

Learn about different types of rendering on the web, and how it impacts user experience, site performance, and SEO.


13 Apr 2023

Tech marketing done right @ Dev Propulsion Labs

I join a panel of experts to talk about technical marketing to developers.


12 Apr 2023

Improve E-commerce Site Performance with Rendering Strategies

Learn how to optimize user experience, site performance and SEO by taking a strategic approach to how you render different pages of your e-commerce store.


17 Mar 2023

Make time

A few weeks ago I had read about the book Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky and it piqued my interest. I added it to my cart that day, checked out, and decided to use a week of PTO to see what tips and tricks I could experiment with to try and fix my life. Here’s how it went.


21 Feb 2023

The Best JavaScript Framework @ Uptime FM

You’re ready to build your next project for the web, but how do you go about choosing the right JavaScript framework? And what if you can’t find the perfect framework? Should you build your own? Sean C Davis interviews me on a recent series of three posts that work together to help identify the best JavaScript framework for you.


2 Feb 2023

Twitter space: Why you should learn cloud native and serverless skills as a developer

I join industry leaders in the cloud native and serverless space to talk about why learning serverless is crucial to being a developer in 2023.