Chris Coyier with a great post that sums up some easy front-end performance enhancements http://mediatemple.net/blog/tips/low-hanging-fruit-web-performance/  

This article is on-point: https://alistapart.com/article/design-with-difficult-data If our designs are so simple, then as soon as the developer starts coding the design, they already deviate from the photoshop mockup. And that’s dangerous because developers are not designers (and this developer is color-blind!).

This is a good write-up about how to understand colorblindness in the workplace and as a web developer. https://blog.prototypr.io/going-colorblind-an-experiment-in-empathy-and-accessibility-98b7003737ca

Here is a great tutorial series on setting up push notifications: Implementing Push Notifications: Setting Up & Firebase  

I competed in my first Triathlon! It was only a “mini” tri: 200 yard swim 6 mile bike 2 mile run See my results here: http://results.itsracetime.com/MyResults.aspx?uid=17095-280-1-214729 Consider I did not train, I feel pretty good about it. It was really a lot of fun too. Champaign has being doing this little triathlon for 35 years, and

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I really enjoy the point http://bettermotherfuckingwebsite.com is making. The more tools, plugins, libraries and other shit we introduce into building a website, the harder we make it on ourselves.

I attended the Syntax Conference 2017 in Charleston, SC earlier this month. The event was fantastic, well designed and planned. The sessions were very informative and topical. The city of Charleston is a great town, full of history. Take a glance at the conference here And think about attending next year