8 Awesome Articles from Around the Web || Link Roundup Week 3

Web Development

CSS Utility Classes and “Separation of Concerns”

Software developer Adam Wathan walks us through several ways of approaching CSS, pushing for a more functional, “Don’t Repeat Yourself” (DRY) approach. This article will blow your mind and get you inspired to start cleaning up your CSS.

Top 10 Student Favorite Tech Podcasts

My personal favorite is the CodeNewbie podcast. What’s yours?

Why striving for perfection might be holding you back as a newbie web developer

“There are bigger and better things for you to be learning and working on than tweaking the padding on your (Free Code Camp) tribute page.” Um…can relate. This is a good reminder for anyone who’s experiencing portfolio-project-tunnel-vision.

Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript?

A critical look at the mentality that people who ‘just’ write HTML/CSS are somehow less valuable. Definitely check out the Full Stack Anxiety conference talk that the author links to (also below). It touches on the stress and doubt of not knowing what you should learn next to grow as a developer, designer, and whatnot.

How I went from fashion model to software engineer in 1 year

“People will always tell you that you can’t do it. When you ignore what they say and just keep going, you develop a trust in yourself and a determination that becomes unstoppable.”

Design

How to create those awesome cinemagraphs that work perfectly as hero images on web sites.

Marketing

31 Call-to-Action Examples You Can’t Help But Click

Tons of great CTA designs to inspire your next design/marketing project.

Data Analysis

She Giggles, He Gallops

Data scientist Julia Silge undertook a massive data analysis of screen directions from 1990 and on. Text analysis using R was performed to analyze the actions of female and male characters in movies. What ensues is a frustrating look at gender tropes in the media.

The project is readily available on GitHub.

Bonus: Coding/Life Soundtrack of the Week

 

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I'm a web developer at an awesome web design agency in PDX. I'm passionate about learning, playing, tinkering, and blogging about everything from coding to DIY experimentations.

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