Let's Talk About DesignRant
I try to remain a positive person but being English, I occassionally need to complain. I wanted a place to vent about some of the user interfaces and experiences that drive me insane on a daily basis.
Learnings From A Massive Traffic Spike
The good, the bad and the ugly of being at the top of /r/reactjs for 24 hours. While it was on the whole a positive experience, it also caused a few unforeseen issues on my website that I wanted to talk about.
Deep Dive Into My Stats Page
How I built my GatsbyJS site's stats page. This article includes everything you need to get tracking set up on your site and retrieving that data to create clear stats for your users.
Non-Invasive Sign Up Forms
Encouraging those that have shown interest in the content to sign up. Creating a higher quality audience that are more likely to interact with emails I send them. Working out how we can define an engaged user.
Creating Page Reactions
I've spent more time than I care to admit working on my personal website while in lockdown. I've added many useful features like a site search and a stats page but I've also tried to add some fun features too. Here is one such feature, the new reactions available on my articles.