Juha-Matti Santala
Community Builder. Dreamer. Adventurer.

Week 21 of 2024

Weeklies are my notes of things not big enough for a blog post but worthy of being mentioned and linked to. Find all of my Weeklies at /weeklies.

  • Summer reading for scifi fans

    Since summer is here, I’m resharing my own blog post from 2 years ago, updated with a couple of new recommendations. I collected an extensive list of scifi book recommendations from our developer community into a blog post.

    Personally, I’m still on book 1 from this list, 2 years later. 😅

  • Look Mum, No Breakpoints!

    Rob wrote a beautiful guide to fluid websites, based on Andy Bell’s great talk "Be the browser's mentor, not it's micromanager”. You don’t need to define and use breakpoints to build beautiful, responsive designs.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Post Conference Depression

    Kojo writes about post conference depression that is such a real thing. I started having it in high school after the weekends we spent in student union events and I hated it so much, I made community and event management my career so I wouldn’t have to go back to “day to day”.

  • Slashpages

    Robb made a page to promote and catalogue different popular “slash pages” like /uses, /now, /about and /contact that people have in their websites.

  • SurviveJS - What did I learn by rewriting this site

    Juho did a full rewrite on his website and wrote a blog post about the why and how. What’s especially interesting to read is how he built most of the tools he uses to build the site himself.

  • Writing commit messages

    How to write great commit messages that are useful to the reader? Simon wrote a great piece, approaching it from the perspective of who are the people reading your commit messages and what they want to learn from them.