A quick checklist for configuring a macOS Catalina (macOS 10.15) computer for general (personal or professional) use for the first time.
Setting up macOS Catalina: New machine setup for general use
Setting Up macOS Catalina: Wipe and Reinstall
Developer Personal Projects
(Another) Intro to Scrum and Agile
Text Contrast for Web Pages
How easy a page is to read — its legibility — is a concern that page and type designers have grappled with for centuries. The practice of laying out text is a technical and artistic tradition that stretches back to Gutenberg and far beyond. The web presents all-new challenges for legibility, and understanding contrast can help you ensure you're not excluding visitors with vision impairments. This post addresses ways to test and improve the contrast of the text on your web page.
Linting ES2015+ — ESLint with StyleGuides: Google, AirBnB, Common
One refrain I return to over and over again when I tutor web development is that most bugs during development are caused by typos. That could be an improperly placed semicolon or a failure to close a section of code. These kinds of code errors rarely make it into production code. However, spending time weedling them out is frustrating and wasteful, especially because there’s a better way. Enter linting, or static code analysis.
Image Types (and when to use them)
Creating content for the web, there are a variety of image file types to choose from. For photographs, jpeg is the best choice. For animated content, gif is the clear winner. For still images with transparency, png works best. Let's cover some common file types in order to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of file types.