Kyle Gill | Developer & Designer

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A Simple Guide to GatsbyJS Themes

(Gatsby v2.3.25) Gatsby recently announced themes, and I got excited. Upon reading through all sorts of write-up on them, my response at…

April 22, 2019

Your Life is an Open Source Project

As I’ve evaluated contradicting opinions in different areas of software engineering and development like bootcamps vs college degrees, this…

March 08, 2019

Commanding the Javascript console

The console is one of the first tools developers learn about. The console is the tool developers use when debugging their own applications…

November 20, 2018

Launching a Side Project in 10 days

Like many people, I have no shortage of ideas for apps that don’t genuinely need to exist. I tend to hold onto those ideas waiting for some…

August 08, 2018

Mimicking the Medium Clap Animation with Sketch and Haiku

Making Animation Approachable Being a wizened guru of CSS used to be a barrier for entry to designing complex motion animations. Libraries…

March 10, 2018

Do you Really Need the Preprocessor? Use CSS Variables Instead

If you’re like me, you jump through a lot of hoops to get Sass or Less to cooperate with a project, just to make it easier to add some…

January 20, 2018

Image Optimization Made Easy with Gatsby.js

Shave off hours of work with a simple to use React component built for images. Optimizing images hardly sounds like an ideal afternoon of…

January 10, 2018