Four by four grid with three purple squares

Experiments: CSS Grids

Recently at work I had to adapt newer technology to older. One of the things that I had to do was to use the center hack with margin and width. I call it a hack because it is a hack, a lot of things that are standard now were once hacks because CSS was never…
Feet of fallen giant in shoes. He wears blue pants and green top

Which Tech Giant Would You Drop?

I've been wanting to write this post since I read Anselm Hannemann's blog post but I couldn't find time, energy and mood to do it. So here go my picks:   Facebook Alphabet Amazon Apple Microsoft Facebook This company doesn't bring any value to my life apart from React.js which I currently use at my…
Scales between problem and conscience

It’s about ethics in tech

Gods, I hate GamerGaters with passion but I couldn't figure out better headline because I want to talk about ethics and morals in tech. And I don't just mean gambling, spyware and black hat hacking. Actually I want to rant about surveillance and user tracking and being asked to be complicit in undermining human rights in…
Drawn road

Straight road isn’t my road

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. IP telephony? One of my mother's friends tried to drag me into it when…

What makes me tick?

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…
Pencil and brush inside the curly brackets

I am a developer, not a UI designer

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. Being great…
Three arrows pointing to different directions

Skills planning

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. The reasoning behind learning about other areas than front-end is better cooperation…