Saying farewell to a longtime friend

Apple has just announced that after a little over 20 years, they’re finally ending production of the iPod. It’s the end of an incredibly successful run that began with Steve Jobs’s vision of a totally new product that would appeal more of the masses to …

This simple email is an incredible example of empathy

Take a look at this message I received from Moment, an online retailer known for its accessories for smartphone cameras. It’s a standout as a rare form of empathy. We all know that the lead-up to Mother’s Day is a marketing bonanza of emails with …

Create buttons and tooltips with HTML and CSS

It’s quite remarkable that visual shapes and many other objects can be created with just HTML and CSS. Of course, that means you don’t have to turn to an external illustration tool, which translates directly to valuable time savings. In a previous blog post, I …

Making simple shapes with HTML and CSS

In web development, HTML is for laying out content such as text and images, while CSS is for visually styling the content defined in the HTML. For the web, it used to be the case that if you wanted to bring in any sort of …

WordPress: the latest insights

I recently listened to an insightful podcast interview with Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic. Mullenweg of course is the most prominent face of the greater WordPress community, and its biggest proponent of the open-source WordPress web creation and content management …

Learning Web Components

As part of my continual quest to upskill, I’m now learning how to use a modern web development capability – something known as Web Components. The desire to know how to use Web Components doesn’t just stem from a desire for greater knowledge. It’s coming …

Separating geopolitics from business is now impossible

On LinkedIn, there’s been a longstanding rule when discussing topics: keep politics out. But now, that silent mantra is rapidly fading away as we’re all facing the effects of the very harsh and tragic geopolitical realities seeping into our professions and businesses.

Regarding code presentations

Any web or software developer (or engineer) frequently turns to the web as a resource for seeking help with a coding task, or learning something new. Google can really be your friend when you feel stuck in the middle of a project and need assistance …