Frameworkless JavaScript Part 2: Templates and Rendering

This article is one in a series about writing client-focused JavaScript without the help of libraries and frameworks. It's meant to help developers remember that they can write good code on their own using nothing but native APIs and methods. For more, check out the original article on writing small… Read more »

Empire Node 2016

Yesterday I had the good fortune to attend Empire Node at The National Museum of the American Indian, courtesy of InRhythm. A good time was had by all and we got to see some great talks! There was programmable music, smart ways to get into code style linting and, of… Read more »

You're not better than WordPress

If that title left you feeling a bit indignant, this post is just for you. After consulting with my Nth company running a content site and watching them struggle to design, develop, and maintain their own CMS, I think it's time to admit this: I'm not better than WordPress. None… Read more »

Supporting smaller audiences for maximum profit

or "How I learned to stop worrying and love all browsers the same as long as they came out kinda recently" Time and time again I've seen companies ignore smaller audiences that use their product because those audiences are not the main/target/primary audience. At a recent job they… Read more »

Developing small JavaScript components WITHOUT frameworks

You too can write vanilla JavaScript! A mistake that a lot of developers make when they first approach a problem (me included!) is to start thinking about the problem from the top down. They start thinking of the problem at hand in terms of frameworks and plugins and pre-processors and… Read more »