The Frontend Split.

About a year ago, I wrote a post about how frontenders often find themselves with an identity crisis—the identities in question being web designers versus frontend developers. But recently, more and more I realize there’s another genre of frontend developers who are more engineers than designers and who likely have an identity crisis of their […]

The Strange Case of Code Writing.

Recently, I got to read and work on the code of a project I was assigned to take over. And when I looked at the code, I was thoroughly confused. This confusion is in part due to the complicated structure and the fact that I wasn’t quite familiar with React and Redux just yet. But […]

Frontenders, Estimates, and Improving Interfaces

So I’ve recently joined a new company as a frontender in a UI/UX team, and I was providing my first estimate. After being given an initial deadline, I quickly worked on breaking down the project into small tasks, like so: Task A: 3 hours Task B: 2 hours Task C: 4 hours Task D: 2 […]

The Web Can Be…

Most of us think we know what the Web is: a vast network of information, a mega entertainment center, virtual shopping malls and organizations, social networks. But I like to think that the Web can be more (or less, depending on your perspective). The way I look at it, the Web can be: 1. Simple. […]

Who are We Coding for?

(The below is an account based on facts, but the details are modified to protect the innocent.) It was a while back. My team at work had started on a new project, and many of us were excited about being able to try out the latest frameworks and tools available. Myself, I was busy with […]