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Hi! I'm Alex Carpenter, a self-taught web developer from Grand Rapids, Michigan who is passionate about web tooling, and web performance.

Blog

Accessibility shouldn’t be a “pixie dust” designers sprinkle on as an afterthought

- Vint Cerf

Often times I see accessibility referenced as a task for developers. It is nice to see some guidelines that involve the whole team from designers to even project managers. 

Color fonts represent a key evolution in digital typography, introducing rich graphic features into font files. Thanks to new font formats, color fonts are finally becoming a reality for millions of creatives.

Looks like a great way to start breathing life into the web once again.

Resources for learning CSS Grid

It is about time I start diving in and learning the new CSS Grid spec. Here is a short list to get the process started.

Adventurers in the truest form of the word, the Malloy brothers have carved out their own way of life. I have long been a fan of these guys and their simple way of living. This video is a great insight to a day in the life of the Malloy brothers.

Interview: Tim Smith Designer, Broadcaster, and Coffee Addict

I met Tim through his love of coffee and passion for sharing. Tim shares his thoughts on side projects and staying up to date within the industry.

Interview: Harry Roberts of CSS Wizardry

I have read CSS Wizardry since I started in the web development industry. It was a pleasure to get to ask Harry a few questions about front-end development and his thoughts on CSS best practices.

Currently

Building websites at Mighty in the Midwest

Listening to Bear's Den, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton

Fly fishing for spring steelhead and lake run trout

Learning about service workers and PWAs

Reading Offscreen Magazine, The Drake, Sivers.org, and Simple Fly Fishing