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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.


Handy, I always forget these unicode values.

Sideways dictionary — it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions.

Fun place to learn some technical terms explained with analogies. 

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.


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,, and Simple Fly Fishing