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Megan Sullivan

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13 posts found

  1. How to be a Better Learner

    August 1st, 2021 | 9-minute read

    Learning new things is hard. This illustrated post talks about some evidence-based strategies you can use to make it easier.

  2. Tips for Teaching a Remote Workshop

    April 2nd, 2021 | 10-minute read

    Leading a workshop remotely presents some unique challenges. This post outlines some teaching strategies to help things go smoothly.

  3. An Intro to RSS Feeds

    February 13th, 2021 | 3-minute read

    A brief, illustrated introduction to RSS feeds and how they work.

  4. How to Add an RSS Feed to Your Gatsby Site

    January 30th, 2021 | 8-minute read

    RSS feeds are a low-maintenance way to help your readers stay up-to-date on your latest content. This post walks you through the steps to add an RSS feed to an existing Gatsby site.

  5. [Sketchnote] Visibility in CSS

    January 4th, 2021 | 2-minute read

    There are multiple ways to toggle visibility in CSS. This diagram helps you decide which approach is right for your use case.

  6. Year in Review: 2020 Restrospective

    December 31st, 2020 | 9-minute read

    Reflecting on 2020, and setting goals for the year ahead.

  7. [Sketchnote] Why Use GraphQL?

    December 13th, 2020 | 1-minute read

    GraphQL is an alternative to REST, but what does that mean? This sketchnote explains some of the differences through visual metaphors.

  8. Ways to Use Up Your Professional Development Budget

    December 3rd, 2020 | 2-minute read

    Not sure how to use up the rest of your professional development budget? Here's a list of resources I've either used or added to my own wishlist.

  9. [Sketchnote] Web Storage APIs: How Browsers Store Data

    November 29th, 2020 | 1-minute read

    localStorage and sessionStorage are two ways that web browsers store data. This sketchnote describes the difference between the two and illustrates their common API.

  10. Improve Your Documentation by Playing Paper Mario

    November 11th, 2020 | 9-minute read

    What do good documentation and Paper Mario have in common? Scaffolding. Learn three ways to improve your docs by supporting readers in their journey to understand complex concepts.

  11. A Deep Dive on Managing Focus with React, Jest, and Enzyme

    August 23rd, 2020 | 13-minute read

    Focus management is an important part of building accessible websites. This post explains how to use React ref to programatically move focus between elements on a web page. (Including tests!)

  12. 3 Teaching Techniques to Make You a Better Consultant

    August 18th, 2020 | 5-minute read

    When I became a software developer, I thought my teaching days were behind me. But as it turns out, software consulting and teaching actually have a lot in common!

  13. Meet the Game Boy Instruction Set

    March 7th, 2020 | 6-minute read

    I built an interactive opcode table to help people understand the Game Boy instruction set. This post describes the project and highlights some lessons I learned along the way.