The CSS-Tricks ran a 2020 year-end thought series and asked web builders the same question:
What is one thing you learned about building websites this year? Chris wrapped the series with a list of authors who responded to his call and what they told.
A read the series everyday, and one of my favorites one is from Natalya Shelburne‘s post 2020 was not a good year for learning. In the post she discuss
I spent almost a decade teaching design and, let me tell you, the conditions for curiosity were all wrong this year. You are not alone if you’ve found yourself battling brain fog, deep existential crisis, and long spans of nothingness instead of basking in a creative renaissance. I spent most of this year in a tiny apartment under a terrifying lockdown in epicenter-of-the-pandemic New York with my husband, two cats, and a very energetic toddler. I’ll save the details for a therapist, but let’s just say this year did not go as planned. Natalya Shelburne in the CSS-Tricks
In the post, Natalya writes “This has been a deeply unsustainable year for so many. Showing up and making it through each day and making any progress is enough. Not giving up and trying again, day after day, is success.”
An author, editor, member of the CSS Working Group Rachel Andrew has a post titled Writing technical articles: Defining your ideal reader in her blog site. It’s an inspiring posts from a accomplished writer & editor.
Rachel writes in her post “over the years I’ve absorbed a lot of information in terms of what works when writing tutorial content, and one thing I keep coming back to is that you need to know who the ideal reader of your piece is”.
Next time you start writing, or creating a presentation, or tutorial video, first consider the question who is this for? Answering that will make all the difference. Rachel Andrew
Brandon Gregory has an article titled Coding with Clarity in A List Apart where he discusses importance of writing codes with clarity, easy to read & modify. This inspirational article is important and I need to come back again and again for a reminder!
LinkedIn Learning blog has an inspirational post One Marketer Spent an Hour a Week Learning for 7 Years. Here Are the Results very appropriate for motivated self-learner. I consider myself a motivated self-learner and I do have have similar sort of goals.
Very inspiring story Advice From A 19 Year Old Girl & Software Developer from an teenage software developer motivating others to learn coding and join tech world. She also opens up her own daily routine how she has been learning coding to become a software developer.
Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Standford University on June 2005 is still most inspiring message as it was delivered almost a decade before. Full text of the address is archived here.