Moving from Next to Remix
April 20, 2022
Wondering about rewriting your site from Next.js to Remix? This is how you do it!
Tips for creating a component library
March 30, 2022
Let's look at how you should approach creating a component library in your organization.
Creating a table of content widget in React
March 10, 2022
Want to learn how to create your own in-page table of content widget? Look no further.
The Most Popular Alternative UI Libraries
February 22, 2022
Let's look beyond React, Vue and Svelte, and see what else fun frontend frameworks are out there!
How to get started with React in 2022
January 23, 2022
Looking to get started on your React journey in 2022? This is what I would've done!
My git workflow
January 14, 2022
People always ask me about my git routine. They do, I promise! Well, here it is, anyways.
Open source sustainability: It's time to step up
January 12, 2022
Open source libraries can't sustainably be maintained without its users leaning into their responsibility.
Bye borders, hello there box-shadow!
January 12, 2022
Borders are annoying. Learn why, and how you can use box-shadows instead!
A look back on 2021
December 31, 2021
A summary of what happened to me in 2021
Migrating your data with sanity exec
December 23, 2021
Ever wished you chose a slightly different data structure for your structured content? Let's learn how to fix it!
Why I love Style Dictionary, and why you should too
December 20, 2021
Style Dictionary is one of the very best tools I've ever encountered. It's powerful, fun, and great for managing your design tokens!
Redux Who? Handle your own state instead
December 13, 2021
Do you really need a state management library, or can you roll your own?
Implementing unfurling URLs in Sanity
December 8, 2021
Want to add those nice-looking link previews you get when you share a link on Medium or Twitter? Then this article is for you!
Create a useful link abstraction in Next.js
December 6, 2021
The internal link abstraction with Next.js less than perfect. Let's create a better one!
How Relevant is Still TypeScript in 2021?
October 6, 2021
Let's revisit TypeScript - is it still the best choice for web development in 2021?
Catching Errors in React with Error Boundaries
August 7, 2021
How do you handle runtime errors in React? Let's look at a few different approaches.
Redux Alternatives in 2021
June 10, 2021
Redux is so 2020. Let's look at the most current alternatives!
An introduction to React Dev Tools
April 17, 2021
Are you finding it hard to debug your React apps? Here's a great introduction to the React DevTools, and what they can do for you.
Writing end-to-end tests in 2021
March 29, 2021
Writing end-to-end tests has never been easier. This article shows you why it's a great idea, and what tools to use to implement it!
Smart Optimization Techniques: Lazy Loading with React
March 3, 2021
Want your React app to go from pretty fast to blazing fast? Then let me introduce you to the art of lazy loading your code!
Is Redux Dead?
March 1, 2021
Is Redux still worth learning in 2021? This article dives into where it came from, and what you can use instead.
How to generate PDFs with Firebase functions
February 14, 2021
A step by step tutorial for creating a PDF, uploading it and returning an expiring link to download it.
/** Make the nice list with JSDoc */
December 20, 2020
Documenting stuff is important, folks! Where would Santa be without his naughty and nice list? Let's spend a few minutes learning how you can improve the user experience of your components by adding a slash and a couple of stars in front of it!
How to force-refresh your app every once in a while
December 18, 2020
Learn how to make your app automatically fetch a new version from the server after n hours of idle time.
How to present like me
December 13, 2020
Want to learn some public speaking tips from a guy that has done dozens? Then this is the article form you!
Creating React contexts for fun and profit
November 3, 2020
What's the best way to create and consume contexts? This article shows my take on that question.
What is a cache?
October 18, 2020
Do you have a vague idea of what a cache is, but want to really understand it? Want to learn how you can use caching to make your apps faster, more resilient, and even less resource-intensive for your clients? Then this article is for you.
Diving into the new JSX transform
September 23, 2020
React 17 came with a fresh new transform for JSX. Learn what that means for you!
Real confidence with Cypress E2E tests
August 2, 2020
Write the tests that matter with end-to-end testing with Cypress
Create a stable random value with React.useRef
July 28, 2020
Want to select a random value from an array in React? Want to select the same random value on every render? Then this article is for you.
Using Chakra UI with NextJS
July 22, 2020
Want to use Chakra UI with NextJS? This article shows you how!
Catching clicks outside your element with useClickOutside
July 12, 2020
Do you want to close your menu, slide-out or modal when people click outside of it? Let me show you how to fix that with a custom React hook.
July 3, 2020
You don't have to be a linux hacker to use the terminal to be productive. Here's a few tips I've picked up the last couple of years that might make you even iller in the terminal.
Creating forms in React in 2020
May 17, 2020
Learn some of the ways you can do forms in React in 2020
Forwarding refs in TypeScript
May 17, 2020
Learn how you can forward refs in React and TypeScript!
Creating Sortable Tables With React
March 19, 2020
Making your tables sortable in React might sound like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be too difficult. In this article, we’re going to implement all you need to sort out all of your table sorting needs.
Welcome to my new blog
February 25, 2020
Every blog needs a first blog post. This was mine.
New media queries you need to know
February 25, 2020
The Media Query Level 5 specification is out, and it's packing some serious heat. Let's look at what new media queries we get to play with!
A late adopter’s guide to TypeScript
February 18, 2020
Everybody and their mother uses TypeScript these days, so I guess I have to, too. This is the guide I wish somebody showed me a few years ago about how good TypeScript is!
Setting Up a Development Environment in Elm
February 16, 2020
How do you set up a nice development environment for our Elm app? This article dives into some of the different options.
Dad jokes and HTTP requests in Elm
January 2, 2020
Let's build a dad joke generator in Elm!
A Year of React - 2019 in Review
December 31, 2019
What was the big takeaways from React in 2019? This post summarizes the biggest news stories, updates and releases.
How to get started with React in 2020
December 30, 2019
If you want to do front-end development, React is a great tool to have in your tool chest. However - in a sea of content large enough to drown in - where should you look for resources to learn React?
Creating a todo app in Elm
December 30, 2019
This is a step-by-step guide to creating your own TODO-app in Elm!
My first Elm app
December 29, 2019
A step-by-step guide to how you can write your first Elm app
Gotcha! Ways I've screwed up CSS
December 18, 2019
10 years of writing CSS has taught me one important lesson - there's always new ways to screw up. Let's look at some of the ways I've failed in the last decade.
How I test my React apps in 2019
December 17, 2019
Testing your apps is becoming so easy, it's starting to become worth the trouble!
Document your stuff with Docz
December 15, 2019
Having great documentation is what differentiates a great library from an ok one. I've spent the last couple of months creating a design system and its documentation site in Docz, and I'd like to share some experiences.
Control your components
December 9, 2019
A quick and easy guide to creating components that control their own state, if you want them to.
Bleeding edge - making your grids bleed
December 9, 2019
Grid layouts are nice until you need to do something slightly outside of its bounds. Want to learn a quick trick to escape?
Switch it up with CSS custom properties
December 1, 2019
Custom properties doesn't look like much, but is one of the real super powers of CSS. Let's see what it's all about!
Two media queries you should care about
September 27, 2019
The user should be the boss of you - learn how to respect their preferences
How to do semantics the right way
September 20, 2019
You've heard about semantic HTML, and how important it is to do it right. But what's the right way to do it?
How to fade in content as it scrolls into view
August 29, 2019
Want to make your content fade in as it scrolls into view? This article will give you the how-to!
How to stop your spinner from jumping in React
August 22, 2019
Want to improve your spinner game? This article shows you how to keep your spinning animation looping without a glitch
How to make your footer stick to the bottom of your page
August 20, 2019
This article shows you how to stick the footer to the bottom of your screen, even if you don't have enough content to push it down there.
How to overlay your background images
June 26, 2019
Here's two cool new ways to darken your background images, so you can put content on top!
The 10 Component Commandments
June 22, 2019
This article gives you 10 golden rules to live by when you're designing your React component APIs.
Creating Your Own React Validation Library: The Experience
May 30, 2019
This final part of this series will focus on improving the user experience for the people that will use our validation library: the developers.
Creating Your Own React Validation Library: The Features
May 23, 2019
Implementing a validation library isn’t all that hard. Neither is adding all of those extra features that make your validation library much better than the rest
Creating Your Own React Validation Library: The Basics
May 16, 2019
Ever wondered how validation libraries work? This article will tell you how to build your very own validation library for React step by step.
How to write a progressive image loading hook
May 9, 2019
Want to display a fallback thumbnail while you download your hero image? Then this article is for you!
Persisting your React state in 9 lines
May 7, 2019
This quick little article will teach you a nice technique for storing UI state between visits
5 things you didn't know about React DevTools
May 1, 2019
React DevTools is becoming more powerful by the day. Let's look at some of the features you might not have tried yet!
Redux in 27 lines
March 21, 2019
Ever wondered how Redux works? Here's how you can implement your own!
Creating Flexible Components
March 18, 2019
A bunch of tips and tricks to how you can make your components more flexible, reusable and accessible by default.
The Hitchhikers Guide to Refs
March 14, 2019
Ever got confused about refs in React? This article is about to set the record straight.
Refactoring a Small Next App to Use Hooks
March 11, 2019
Enough of these contrived examples. Let's look at how I refactored a small React app to use Hooks
Do you even JSX bro?
December 22, 2018
Most React apps use JSX - but how can you set up a JSX environment yourself?
How to create components
December 19, 2018
React is Just Components ™️ - but there are tons of ways to make them. Let's dive in!
Error Handling in React
December 13, 2018
Let's deal with those pesky errors once and for all
Creating a progressive image loader
December 11, 2018
I needed one for this site - follow along if you want one too!
5 tips for reusable components
December 10, 2018
I've spent the last year helping build a design system. These are some of the things I learned along the way
Creating Composite Components
December 9, 2018
Do you need to create a complex, yet reusable piece of UI? What's the best approach?
Handling metadata in Redux
December 1, 2018
Is this the last reducer you'll ever write?
How to set up your editor for React development
August 9, 2018
Looking cool has never been this easy 🆒
Webpack and LESS
August 1, 2018
How to make them play along nicely
Handling Data Fetching with State Machines
July 25, 2018
Fetching data just got a bit easier
June 20, 2018
April 24, 2018
Although form validation is boring af, it’s also one of the most important improvements to your user experience. Get ready to be mildly impressed!
April 20, 2018
Every once in a while, you need to make sure something happens every so often. Or fails within a reasonable time frame. Or do anything related to time. I am about to make your life so much better.