the personal site of drew powers
how to get a job coding in 2021, part 2
03 Oct 2021
Inspiration on where to start
how to get a job coding in 2021, part 1
18 Sep 2021
How to make lots of money and have fun doing it!
did we fuck up the internet? part 2
17 Oct 2020
(cont’d) How could the internet be easier to contribute to? I explore 4 possible ways we could relive some tech debt and get more voices online.
did we fuck up the internet? part 1
26 Aug 2020
Are the internet’s designers and maintainers holding the internet back from what it could be?
how to handle responsive font sizes in css
02 Aug 2020
Get perfect, easy-to-use font scaling with less than 1KB of CSS. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!
is it time to retire HTML?
19 Apr 2020
HTML was designed for basic text editing. How is it still holding up in a world where we’re building rich interactive experiences?
not enough people are talking about ES Modules
08 Mar 2020
the great(er) divide in front-end
17 Feb 2020
A year of reflecting on Chris Coyier’s
The Great Divide
post. I think it holds up, but requires a little more nuance.
media queries are (still) a hack
18 Jan 2020
Media queries are janky. No, it’s not just you.
4 tips for setting a playfulness budget
06 Nov 2019
At what point does whimsy and “delight” turn into user frustration?
css puzzles: a mentorship program for better styling
17 Jan 2019
How a 12-week program resulted in open-source education
Secure runtime variables in IronWorker with Manifold
10 Jun 2018
Docker secrets with minimal code & configuration
we migrated to Next.js to serve our home page 7.5× faster
07 May 2018
server-side rendering by the numbers
cloud-jumping: swap hosted services easily with Manifold
13 Apr 2018
how to take back full control of your cloud services in one afternoon
stylable: the good, the bad, the weird
27 Nov 2017
taking the new CSS preprocessor from Wix for a spin
Envy Labs’ 2017 rebrand
06 Nov 2017
rediscovering meaning, returning to form
anger can be a force for good
28 Oct 2017
if expressed right—a huge, ginormous “if”
all the answers to “should designers code?”
11 Oct 2017
the eternal war rages on
Dribbble is a painkiller, not a vitamin
07 Aug 2017
how instant gratification can curb growth
responsive modular typography scales in css
14 Jun 2017
a time-saving type system with little config and lots of flexibility
25 May 2017
great for beginners, great for experts
web design isn’t becoming more boring, and isn’t losing its soul
11 Dec 2016
don’t listen to the haters
webpack + postcss + cssnext
25 Nov 2016
writing future CSS in a modern JS setup
vim setup for a designer/front-end dev on macOS
22 Sep 2016
when you want to use vim but don’t want your eyes to bleed
error handling like a three-prong outlet
24 Aug 2016
the hidden part of programming
how to optimize images for web
03 Jun 2016
not all optimization techniques are equal
check out these foundries for new fonts
16 May 2016
designs looking a little stale? it’s probably your weak fonts
build your own touch slider with hammer.js
25 Apr 2016
high-performance touch events for demanding jobs
the distributed web part 2: …or do you?
07 Feb 2016
when is it time to pony up for custom development?
the distributed web part 1: you don’t need a website
20 Aug 2015
when to not get sold by marketing speak
are images your slow-down?
11 Nov 2014
the secret to optimizing images