Quite a large number of people around me described their road to Front-End Development quite straightforwardly and it makes me feel a lot of times inadequate. Mostly because I’ve been all over the place before I chose to commit to Front-End.
After seven months at a job I am ready for some soul searching because this is the first time working in enterprise environment. Let’s be clear, money isn’t my main motivator although getting paid what I am worth is important. This post is about the work itself. (Disclaimer: This is not a critique of my… Continue reading
At first I foolishly thought that setting up nginx and PHP would be easy. But I am a cross between an artist and a developer, not an operations engineer. And therefore I switched back to default Apache server. Also I have different opinions about the front-end side of the things.
If you have been around me for a while you might have noticed that I am a huge fan of Network Information API. I fell in love with it because I used to travel a lot, even before the Crazy year of 2016. On trains there isn’t usually fast internet and there are places where… Continue reading
As I have written in a post about my skills I wanted to try a PHP framework after a while, other than WordPress which I haven’t seen since I started working at my day job. My poison of choice in this case is framework called Laravel. There was no special reason I just read about… Continue reading
It has been a month since I made first skill set map and after just a month it needs an update. It’s not complete because it’s optimized for my day job and not anything else. In April it’ll contain also natural language skills, drawing skills and some business skills.
For some time I tried to be a web unicorn, combination of a developer and a designer, but it’s time to end those efforts. Not because it’s too hard, I like the difficulty of it but because I am not willing to put the time and effort to become a great UI designer.
In the earlier post I have written about learning Laravel framework. It is a part of bigger and bolder strategy to develop my skills in order to become a better front-end developer. In time I plan to learn about continuous integration and continuous delivery.
Time and energy are two things which are hard to find. It doesn’t matter what we do, work will fill our time regardless1. Since starting a full-time job, time and energy have been quite hard to find but I think I have a solution. Parkinson’s law ↩
For a long time I have let my side projects grow organically and a lot of times it didn’t do them any good. Debugging existing site through developer tools and then adding custom styles in the WordPress editor to the end of CSS file is a hole from which a theme will never properly recover…. Continue reading