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Al Romano

"Web-Stack" developer with a focus on accessibility design and development patterns, data visualization and DevOps automation. Fell in love with Node, JS, SPA's and the JAMStack. Bye LAMP.

Location Toronto, Canada Joined Joined on  Personal website https://virtuallycreative.ca github website twitter website

Education

George Brown College

Work

Application Developer at SickKids Foundation

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Figma for Developers

Great article! I liked your point about shifting the develo...

How do you catch and log errors of production web apps?

I always make sure production applications are taking advanta...

What productivity tools are you using?

Cool tool but I don't see why I would use this over DuckDuckG...

Why Tailwind Isn't for Me

All solid points, especially the one highlighting it's really...

VS Code in Virtual Reality

Looks like my Rift S isn't just for gaming... nice!

Turn Vim into a comfy and modern editor with these plugins! 🛋

Check out Onivim2, it's taking this idea and making it it's o...

🧰 50 Developer tools to make your life a little easier

Have a paid plan and use it daily for front-end development. ...

Paid Developer tools you can´t live without?

I use quite a few paid tools & services ... Notion, Todo...

Ultimate Terminal Customization

Big fan of Hyper terminal and have it matching my favorite ...

How do you respond to recruiters?

"Hello [Recruiter's Name], Thank you for reaching out about ...

How I Gave My Personal Site An Accessibility Makeover

Check out the Funkify plugin, it provides Accessibility tes...

Do you use time-tracking for work or for your personal time?

I use a mix of RescueTime on my PC desktop and laptop to lo...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Whoa this looks awesome! Will check it out and see if it ma...

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

Fair point, I do make the OS assumption of Windows 10. Th...

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

Hey John, All of the browsers mentioned, sans mobile versi...

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

In the beginning, I was all-in on Chrome and for a long tim...

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

Figures... thanks for the info!

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

I don't use Chrome daily so I didn't see fit to add it in. ...

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

What reasons do you think contribute to this? For me, the b...

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

It's today!! :O

Better Browsers for the Web Dev

That's a fantastic idea! I have several use-cases off the ...

Visual Studio Code extensions to help your productivity

Gistpad! 😍😍

15 Tips and Tricks to Increase Your Productivity in Visual Studio 2019

This is awesome!! Great tips on VS2019.

Generate beautiful README in 10 seconds

This is awesome!!!! :D

17+ Must-Have .NET Developer Tools - The Essential List

Great list! Never knew about PoshGit or PNG Gauntlet. Will ...

My 7 Favorite VS Code Extensions (That Everyone Hasn't Mentioned Yet)

Ohhh +1 for TabOut. Awesome little add on.

My dev content feed is only 10% relevant. How do you hack it to 90%?

Feed aggregator (social media, news, RSS, youtube, etc...) ...

What time of day do you get your best work done?

I thought I knew how productive I was and then I installed ...

My favorite CSS hack

Chris Pederick's Web Developer extension's Outline tab has ...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Hey Olalani, Typically I use command pallet to run Polacod...

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

After being a freelancer for over 10 years, my biggest tip ...

What Does Your IDE/Code Editor Look Like?

Representing for the Blue themes! Font: Fira Code Theme: ...

Admin Dashboards - Open-Source and Free

This is great, thanks!! Always nice to see what others are ...

What was your win this week?

Built a personal JS/node starter kit from a culmination of ...

A11y Lessons I Learned when Starting a Podcast

We use Otter.ai to capture all our daily scrum meetings. Th...

What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?

Airsoft. So much fun.

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

I am a big fan. That used with Guides has helped my eyes an...

The Button

You forgot the most important point about buttons from an a...

What was your win this week?

Sometimes while working I need a pick-me-up. So I made a ...

GitHub Just Released a New Version of Their Desktop App

Cool. Goes and opens GitKraken *

How many software developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

This needs to be a thing. CLI of random "dad jokes" maybe??...

Which is the Best Static Site Generator and Why?

Fan of Harp.js, as my go-to for spinning up quick static si...

I am the head of platform and standards at one of the UK's largest children's charities, Ask Me Anything!

That's great to hear that its first class! To dive a bit d...

I am the head of platform and standards at one of the UK's largest children's charities, Ask Me Anything!

How does your team handle accessibility development and tes...

Fix 85% of your Web Accessibility issues in 5 easy steps

When looking for a web accessibility tool, check out this t...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Cool! That's awesome, thank you.

Git standup, how did I ever live without you?

Shots fiiiiiired.

What's your goto motivational quote?

"If video games have taught me anything, it's when I'm faci...

I'm a Visual Studio PM at Microsoft, working on developer services like Live Share. Ask Me Anything!

Ooh, I use Whiteboard app all the time, didn't think about ...

I'm a Visual Studio PM at Microsoft, working on developer services like Live Share. Ask Me Anything!

We use Live Share at work all the time to quickly talk abou...

Visual Studio Live Share

Use this all the time at work when we want to do peer codin...

GIVEN my article WHEN a reader reads it THEN the reader writes better tests

This is great! I'll have to try this out with our team and ...

Using Grammarly in Opera Browser

I would highly recommend Vivaldi browser. It's essentially ...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Corrected! Thanks.

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

No, but after seeing your comment I checked the changelog a...

How to use the new github.dev personal website generator

+1. This was my thought when I saw it.

How to use the new github.dev personal website generator

Ok, what is a "devsigner"... And why do I feel you could make...

6 Mistakes You Might Be Making As A New Web Developer & How To Avoid Them

One thing I would like to add for "Not Learning Responsive ...

What are some Browser plugins that you can't live without ?

Probably because they know someone will make an extension. ...

What are some Browser plugins that you can't live without ?

Typically I'm using Chrome Canary for development and these...

What is your favourite git merge tool/strategy?

+1 for GitLens. As Doruk says below it does have a bit of ...

Why I Switched From Visual Studio Code To JetBrains WebStorm

Using VS Code lets me spend $80CAD/yr on Droplets and Dynos...

Beginning to Demystify ARIA

This is a great write up on ARIA, I can't count how many ti...

Non-computer based hobbies?

Airsoft with friends. And lots of guns. :D - Masterchief_DW...

Even the Big Ones Mess Up

100% this. ^ I'm now changing incident report reasons to "...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

It's a great extension. So simple, but I totally take it fo...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Nice catch! That I did... corrected!

How do you commit in GitHub ?

If there are coworkers around or it's a presentation, then ...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Hey Manish, While I am also a big fan of Prettier, I can't...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Hey Pravin, I have a premium membership to WakaTime, it's a...

Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim

Fantastic write up! So many developers avoid Vim because ...

Greenfield Wordpress Plugin Development in 2019

What version of Wordpress should I aim for? 4.9 (which requ...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Hey Jefry, Big fan of Material Theme & Icons but, rece...

Code Notes, an open source code snippet manager to increase our productivity! 🚀

This is fantastic! As someone who uses Gists for smaller, o...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

All great additions, I also have npm/path intellisense but ...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Hey Mihail, That's correct when Beautify hits markup it wa...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

You're welcome!

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Hey Mihail, I haven't specifically tried BPC-2 but it appe...

Is front-end development having an identity crisis?

Excellent comment. I think this is really, really important t...

21 Platforms That Serve As A Lifeline To Web Developers

Nice collection! Never even heard of Freepic and Vecteezy -...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

No problem! Glad you enjoyed. Yeah, Polacode is great when ...

The Rise of Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Cool breakdown with the data. Started using VSC back in 201...

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