1. Start at the beginning: the importance of learning the basics

    If you’re an early-career developer, Twitter is overflowing with people tweeting great tips – and some absolute rubbish – about how to improve your skills and become better at your job. I’ve spoken to more than a few people who’ve asked me, “how should I start?”. And I tell everyone the same thing: learn the basics. However you learn best – book, video, interactive tutorial – you need to learn HTML and CSS before you can call yourself a web developer.

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  2. Give yourself a break: lessons from burnout

    I started writing this post a few days ago, and was so exhausted I couldn’t actually be bothered to finish it, which tells you a lot really. Here are some lessons from the trash fire of 2020 that we can take over into the slightly-smaller-but-still-burning trash fire of 2021.

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  3. 7 myths designers and developers believe about web accessibility

    In an ideal world, being “good at accessibility” wouldn’t make you stand out from the crowd. Companies wouldn’t be hiring accessibility experts to help them unpick and untangle the inaccessible products they’ve been building for years. Speaking about web accessibility at a conference would be as unnecessary as getting up on stage and giving a talk on how to write HTML. But we don’t live in that world, and the web is full of inaccessible websites.

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