Blog articles

A collection of thoughts, inspiration, mistakes, and other minutia I’ve written. For smaller, more regular tidbits — peruse the Today I Learned section.

Autumn refresh

Autumn refresh

Using CSS Grid Layout Module to redesign a Jekyll site and further improve performance and accessibility.

How I’m using Jekyll in 2017

How I'm using Jekyll in 2017

Lessons learned from building, optimizing, and deploying a huge static site powered by everyone’s favorite SSG — Jekyll.

Inktober failure

Inktober failure

Like previous years, I started out with the best of intentions for Inktober and then quickly lost steam…

Going static part 2: static comments

Going static part 2: static comments

Integrating a static-based commenting system into Jekyll with the help of Staticman and ditching Disqus in the process.

How I’m using Jekyll in 2016

How I'm using Jekyll in 2016

A brain dump documenting my approach to using Jekyll, how that’s evolved over the years, and web development learnings I’ve picked up along the way.

The path to iPad Pro

The path to iPad Pro

Convincing myself that I need an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to fulfill all my digital illustration needs.

PaperFaces retrospective

PaperFaces retrospective

A look back at two years of drawing over 800 portraits using an iPad and Paper for iOS.

Starting young

Starting young

It was only natural the two little rosebuds would become early adopters of technology.

365 days of drawing faces

365 days of drawing faces

Year one of my 365 day portrait project may be over, but I’m just getting started.

Easter egg marriage proposal

Easter egg marriage proposal

Two years ago on this day, I proposed to my wife Wendy by leading her on an Easter egg scavenger hunt.