I know, I know. I previously wrote about doing dev work under WSL, and you still can. In fact, my primary development machine is a Windows 10 laptop running a (WS)LAMP stack for my PHP front-end development. Sometimes Apache doesn’t quite start properly, so you’ve got to tell it to restart, but other than that, ...
As I get ready to start my new gig, I’ve been sharing information with Redditors and others on getting a job (specifically in remote, but this applies everywhere). One thing that occurred to me is that a skill I have been lauded for in the past is something that most developers don’t realize should be ...
Even though I’m still months away from working on code for the new website, when it comes to tech stack, you should always plan far in advance when redesigning a website. As I mentioned in my previous post on the subject of tech stack, I’m on the fence on the tech stack. On one hand, ...
Hello. I’m Will, and I’m a front-end developer. Here’s how my job has changed. I just watched Chris Coyier’s “#173: Ooooops I guess we’re full-stack developers now” screencast, and I have to say, he’s got a real point. Back when I started, being a web designer was just HTML and CSS. Hell, CSS was actually ...
Creating art on the web isn’t entirely different from creating art in any other medium; you have your tools that you use, and there are a variety of them out there for each medium. Brushes & paints for painting. Cameras and lighting for photography. For the web, you’ve got.. Well.. A lot more to deal ...
Every 6 months you typically see a new website from me, and a new post detailing my motivations, thoughts, and technology for it. What I haven’t done, however, is write about the entire process from start to finish, for those who are interested in creating art on the web, and what I think about, and ...
I’ve been thinking about doing a glitch-themed design for a little bit recently, and thought I’d take some time today to write some code and try it out. Here’s the codepen where you can check it out, and mess with it: See the Pen Randomized Glitch Animation by Will Leffert (@WFL) on CodePen. Its pretty ...
I’m a bit of a weirdo. My girlfriend calls me “obsessive”, and I don’t think she’s wrong. I get bothered when I see bad kerning in text. Poor balance in designs. PNGs with JPG artifacts. I also like to ensure my code has plenty of proper white space, regardless of whether I’m working in Python ...
I’ve spent a long time writing CSS. With somewhere around 15+ years writing CSS alone, you get into habits. Some of them are hard to break, and some of them are less than ideal. As an example, my current homepage has a single css file, hand-written, that is just over 500 lines of pure, unadulterated ...
As I’ve alluded to previously, I’m pretty well seasoned in the web design/dev world. I got my start back when we used tables for layout, and CSS was just a glimmer in the web’s eye. So, when I started working towards learning React, as an “old” web designer/developer, I wanted to ensure that I didn’t ...