Alex Carpenter

Front-end Web Developer

I’m a front-end developer focused on performance and accessibility.

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Essential Image Optimization

In 2017, image optimization should be automated. It’s easy to forget, best practices change, and content that doesn’t go through a build pipeline can easily slip. To automate: Use imagemin or libvips for your build process. Many alternatives exist.

- Addy Osmani

Why Design Systems Fail

Design systems are so hot right now, and for good reason. They promote a modular approach to building a product, and ensure organizational unity and stability via reusable code snippets and utility styles. They make prototyping a breeze, and provide a common language for both designers and developers.

- Una Kravets for 24Ways is a bi-week­ly pod­cast ded­i­cat­ed to the tools, tech­niques, and tech­nolo­gies used in mod­ern web devel­op­ment. Each episode, we have a cadre of hosts dis­cussing the lat­est hot­ness, pet peeves, and tech­nolo­gies we use every day. We all come from a Craft  back­ground, but focus on oth­er cool fron­tend devel­op­ment tools as well.

Excited to start listening to this new development podcast. Andrew Welch's blog has been beyond helpful in many aspects of CraftCMS development.

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