Tue 30 Jul 2019
One Sunday I was having breakfast with a friend and got talking about team structures and how projects vary. It was a really useful discussion and I felt that other people might find conversations like that useful too, this idea very quickly became Interviews by Shane Hudson. I began building it that day and within just over a week I published the website with five interviews.
Thu 25 Jul 2019
Sun 07 Jul 2019
This is a nice little blog post explaining how to use a tiny amount of php to host static sites on heroku. Bookmarked because I use Dokku so the same technique will work on that.
Sat 06 Jul 2019
This was a dConstruct-worthy talk. It didn’t necessarily give any answers or solutions but it gave plenty of questions and showed his journey of learning and exploring ideas related to design systems at an almost philosophical level.
How do you design a design system that can be used by any site on the web? That’s a big challenge and one that Una did a brilliant job explaining.
Varya gave a React talk that seemed to be useful for everyone, she explained how you can take tools originally made for React (such as Storybook) and pass through vanilla HTML/JS/CSS without any need to know React at all.
This one was hard to write notes for, partly because it was code-heavy and partly because I had just been to MEATliquor for lunch. There is one note however that somehow didn’t make it to this list: Heydon wore lobster hands through his entire talk.
Fri 05 Jul 2019
Topology. The talk I didn't realise I needed to see. Starting off with inter-tidal zones, a picture of a Klein bottle, into how we should be caring about the gaps and the overlaps in our projects instead of just the things (say, components?), and back around to inter-tidal zones. Danielle gave a brilliant talk that critiqued the work we do from a perspective I hadn't ever thought of but I think it may help me to structure how I think about some of the work we do in the future.
Wed 03 Jul 2019
For the third talk of the day, Amy Hupe continued the theme of thinking critically about the work we do.
Sat 29 Jun 2019
Continuing the theme of thinking critically about design systems, Inayaili bravely gave away the secrets of the trade and did some myth busting.