Weeknotes 23:15

May 21, 2023

Week of May 14–20

My workload continues to be on the light side. I did have things to work on each day and bounced around jumping into a lot of different projects plus has time to read some articles and do some research.

  • I updated the functionality on the Principal Media interactive catalog to only filter one genre at a time versus multiple genres. This solution involved switching from a checkbox to a radio element because radio elements only allow one selection at a time.
  • I added some resources to the NAPEO National PEO Week toolkit.
  • I helped out my teammate Brandon but writing the HTML and CSS for a new page template on the Toyota Policy Driver’s site which freed him up to concentrate on the backend programming to communicate with Quorom.
  • I helped with QA (quality assurance testing) with the new LGND site we plan to launch soon. I also built out a case study in the Gutenberg editor.
  • I took some time to research build tools. I am growing disappointed with Codekit; it is just not working well in a team environment. I have been exploring some alternatives such as Parcel, Laravel Mix, and Webpack. My teammates have been using Webpack and Parcel so I wanted to find out a bit more about how they work.

What I wrote

On Friday, I wrote a case study for the Principal Media interactive video catalog that we launched at the end of April. I incorporated some content from an earlier weeknote post from March. I always find it a challenge to sit down and put these types of things together. But the regular discipline of writing weeknote posts each week has really helped me. It is a great feeling to be able to document my work and process, if for no one besides myself.

Articles I read

Tim Keller passed away last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. I admired Tim as a cultural thinker and one who championed the gospel in his messages. I enjoyed listening to his sermons both for the content and the warm, fatherly delivery.

What caught my eye

Mike Kus is one of my favorite designers. I have enjoyed the blend of colors, fonts, and illustrations in his work. I appreciate how he takes from a print background and has translated that into beautiful and engaging Web experiences. ASM is one of his latest works.

Books I am reading

What I watched

  • American Pickers (Netflix)
  • Star Wars: Rebels (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian, Season 3 (Disney+) – We watched several episodes that my son had not seen yet.
  • Break Point (Netflix)
  • A Man Called Otto (Netflix)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
  • Blue Bloods (CBS)

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