Free Charting Tools for Your Next Article

January 22, 2018 - Category: data-viz

A Praxis participant emailed me last week asking for recommendations on free embeddable charting tools for an article he is writing. I thought that the information would be useful for everyone, so I wrote an article with examples!

Rebuilding and Moving Old WordPress Posts to Jekyll

January 21, 2018 - Category: Development - Tags: Wordpress and Jekyll

Earlier this week I did a major revamp of It started with redesigning my page templates to include a sidebar, then it morphed into making a long-standing goal of mine reality: Reviving the posts from my old 2008-2012 WordPress blog and getting them into Jekyll while preserving old links. Here's how I did it.

SVG Viewbox

January 20, 2018 - Category: TIL - Tags: SVG

TIL how to use the viewbox attribute on an SVG to make it responsive and preserve the aspect ratio.

CSS Confetti

January 5, 2018 - Category: TIL - Tags: CSS

TIL how to make confetti with CSS. No javascript needed.

WordPress Template Hierarchy

January 4, 2018 - Category: TIL - Tags: Wordpress

TIL a ton about the WordPress template hierarchy and the conditionals that select them.

100 Highlights of 2017

January 2, 2018

Derek Magill's 100 Things That Made My Year post inspired me to write one, too. Here are my 100 highlights of 2017:

CSS Grid

January 1, 2018 - Category: TIL - Tags: CSS

TIL about CSS Grid

Basic Elements of Communication

December 23, 2017 - Category: TIL

TIL that all forms of communication can be described by the same process, no matter the sender, receiver, or medium.

Guidelines for Putting Your Projects on Display

December 22, 2017

We emphasize the importance of working out loud throughout our curriculum. Each of our participants make portfolio sections on their websites where they collect projects they've built. How you package and present your projects matter as much as the projects themselves! Here are some general guidelines for what makes a good project write up.

Remember to Ask for Help

December 20, 2017 - Category: TIL

I don't know all the answers, even if I think I do. Sometimes I need to ask for help.