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Danny de Vries

A digital native focussing on design systems, brand identity and creative coding to help digital products take shape. My approach is organized, systematic and inclusive.

Education

Communication and Multimedia Design (AUAS)

Work

Digital native.

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I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

I'm no expert by any means so I don't really have a solid o...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

The front-end handbook from 2018 is a nice overview of diff...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

Sure! Not every student has the same motivation and eager...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

From my answer to @lightalloy I would treat presenting l...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

Can you be a bit more specific? What do you want to focus o...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

Motivation is the most important aspect. Every student can ...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

Depends on the needs of the animation and the technology be...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

No problem at all, thank you for the questions. Most of t...

I'm Danny de Vries, Web development lecturer at the Amsterdam University, Ask Me Anything!

Thanks for the heads up! I'm a huge fan of the weekly news...

10 things I've learned from working remotely

Having a morning routine is absolutely key for me. I don't...

Inbox Zero: How To Keep A Clean Email Inbox (And Mind)

I'm a huge proponent of 'not using the inbox as a to-do lis...

Challenge: CSS Navigation

Breaking up with my mouse (Mac edition)

Remapping the Caps Locks key to ctrl is one of the first th...

Challenge: CSS Navigation

Smart solution! I used another alternative.

Challenge: CSS Navigation

For semantic purposes I would use list item here. But indee...

Challenge: CSS Navigation

Nice one! Neat trick with CSS grid, might Flebox be better ...

Challenge: CSS Navigation

¯_(ツ)_/¯

Changelog: We have a new beta editor you can try

Switched to this version! Will report back if I find anythi...

Do students get to work with existing codebases?

At the Minor Web Development at the AUAS we work with a cou...

Best advice for a junior software developer?

Thanks Ben!

My solution is the best!

I even think that the more you learn about different techn...

Announcement from the DEV Community Founders ❤️

Congratulations to everybody on the dev.to(gether) team! Th...

100 Days of Code Takeaways

Oh wow never heard of that, I'll check it out! Seems really...

100 Days of Code Takeaways

Thanks Kyle! On what other topics did you use the 100 days ...

Why is HTML linting not a common practice?

Ah, I get your point! I coined up progressive enhancement s...

Why is HTML linting not a common practice?

🙌

Why is HTML linting not a common practice?

browsers are very forgiven Agreed, a browser is very for...

Why is HTML linting not a common practice?

Indeed, HTML is not a programming language but it's still o...

How do you shift between the coding mindset and other head spaces?

You mean the integrated macOS spaces you can switch between...

Why is HTML linting not a common practice?

I just feel like cleanliness of HTML is not really "a thing"...

Why is HTML linting not a common practice?

The only rule for HTML is that tags need to be closed (exc...

How do you shift between the coding mindset and other head spaces?

Small little trick that works really well for me: make diff...

Back to JS Basics

That would indeed be a nice topic to write about! A bit mor...

What do you think of static design tools?

At what point is 'dragging rectangles' around enough? When ...

Introducing Learn Code from Us

Great initiative!

What was your first PR on Github?

The good ol' 'how does GitHub work'

​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

I'm just going to leave this here: youtube.com/watch?v=_36y...

Personal Site or Blog Recommendation

You're probably looking for something in the realm of the J...

What do you think of static design tools?

I used to think things had to be designed with a tool like...

Back to JS Basics

Fixed it! Thanks for pointing that out.

Back to JS Basics

A lot of frameworks (especially React) requires you to have...

My Blog Post Workflow: from Topic to Publication

Thanks for sharing your process! I'll usually write down my...

How to create pure CSS illustrations and animate them - Part 1

Awesome introduction to creating CSS images 🖼

Tips for a successful switch to a standing desk

Usually I see people sitting down in the morning and standi...

what is the best music genre to program with?

BitBird (San Holo) or Flume are my go-tos.

Being average in > 1 things is easier and more valuable than being excellent at 1 thing.

"Jack of all trades, master of none" Trying to learn many...

Got My First Pull Request Accepted and Merged

🎉

Does your laptop stay at work?

Yea! All of them are MacBooks 💻

Does your laptop stay at work?

Both of my jobs gave me a laptop so I currently have three ...

25 Tips for New Developers: Advice from a (Mostly) Self-Taught Software Engineer

Some people tend to jump into learning a framework cause th...

dev.to is now open source

Congrats 🎉 Really love how detailed the general readme and ...

Seriously, though. What is a progressive web app?

Really liked this interview with Matt Gaunt on 'Designer vs...

Accessibility For Beginners with HTML and CSS

From a design perspective making sure your designs have eno...

Building a Kickass Portfolio

Designing something for yourself is hard, especially if it'...

Checklist - Animation showoff

Interesting way to add items to the list! I do think that ...

Keeping up in the JavaScript world 🏃‍

Great detailed read. Finding the right balance between cons...

11 Painful Git Interview Questions You Will Cry On

Maybe I'll write something up!

Do your commits pass this simple test?

Writing good commit messages is also crucial. chris.beams.i...

Senior Engineer

Indeed, being a senior is not about skill but the willingne...

11 Painful Git Interview Questions You Will Cry On

There are indeed some topics and concepts that only apply t...

Do's and Don'ts for Javascript Newbies

On formatting code: using linters is a good way to make sur...

Why You Shouldn't Use A Web Framework

Foundations first! And even if you, at some point, want to ...

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