Alex Bea

Writing

Figuring out Pattern Lab's git workflow

Being both a front end developer and a pedant, I’ve been excited about the idea of good, maintainable style guides for a while now. The promise is amazing: future development made easier to extend and harder to screw up thanks to comprehensive documentation of all the styles the site needs. Patte...

Giving Up the Domain

I’d hazard a bet that upwards of 90% or more of web developers working today have an unbuilt idea. There was that one day in a brainstorming session, in a coffee shop, stuck in traffic, or on the john when an thought struck. Wouldn’t it be great if there was…

Talking Semantic HTML5 Structural Elements and IWP

I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to speak on a few professional topics in my careers, but I don’t think I found a talk I’ve given as interesting and useful as this one. A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to our local web development Meetup group about a pretty elementary topic: HTML5 semantic struc...

The first web development interview

Originally written Friday, August 15, 2015 and not published until the interview process was completed. See the update at the end of the post for more.