Blogs and tutorials
10 Nov 2023
A story about HTTP status codes and why you should read documentation
Recently, I wrote some bad code. And Sentry showed me why, highlighting the importance of correct HTTP status codes, and how I should really read documentation.
11 Oct 2023
Using hooks to monitor and error track with Sentry when self-hosting Directus
Learn how to set up Sentry monitoring and error tracking for your self-hosted Directus project by building custom hooks.
28 Sep 2023
How to use jQuery with Astro
Understanding how to use jQuery in an Astro project was hard to Google. So I wrote my own guide for you and my future self.
21 Sep 2023
From LCP to CLS: Improve your Core Web Vitals with Image Loading Best Practices
Learn all about image lazy loading and how it can help improve performance, user experience and Core Web Vitals, which all help boost your search engine rankings.
16 Jul 2023
5 reasons you should hire me as your next developer experience engineer
Netlify announced a company-wide restructure in July 2023 and my role was impacted. As a result, I’m excited to be looking for my next role as a Developer Experience Engineer. Here are five reasons why you should hire me.
25 Jun 2023
How I deploy my website using my Apple Watch
I love a good party trick, and one of mine is being able to deploy my website using my voice and my Apple Watch. Here’s how I do it using a serverless function and build hook on Netlify, and an Apple Shortcut.
19 Jun 2023
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.
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
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.
6 Jan 2023
How do I get started in web development?
Asking “How do I get started with web dev?” is like asking “How do I get started with cooking?”