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Emcee Tips for a Conference or Meetup

November 21st, 2019

There are some great resources out there to help conference speakers give better talks, but fewer for people who are preparing to take on the role of emcee at meetup or conference. I’ve been fortunate enough to emcee conferences more than 20 times now, most recently JAMstack_conf which I help organize. I also enjoy hosting…

Static First: Pre-Generated JAMstack Sites with Serverless Rendering as a Fallback

September 23rd, 2019

You might be seeing the term JAMstack popping up more and more frequently. I’ve been a fan of it as an approach for some time. One of the principles of JAMstack is that of pre-rendering. In other words, it generates your site into a collection of static assets in advance, so that it can be…

Tips for rolling your own lazy loading

July 1st, 2019

You may have heard (or even issued the call) that “we can just use lazy loading!” when looking for a way to slim down a particularly heavy web page. Lazy loading is a popular technique for gradually requesting images as they come into view, rather than all at once after the HTML of the page…