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2021-04-01: How to make HTML exciting again Today I received the best compliment on my #30DaysofHTML course, even before it launches. I …

2021-04-01: #30DaysofHTML starts today! There’s still time to (free) register. First email goes out at 11 …

2021-03-26: Star ratings in Substack - grading the reader, not the writer Interesting Substack feature: your readers are given star ratings visible only to the newsletter …

2021-03-18: Expand your HTML game in 30 days. There’s a world beyond < p >, < a >, and < div > What is 30 Days of HTML? …

2021-03-13: Teaching Reflections #13: Professor as a bad video-maker This week’s reading: Academics aren’t content creators, and it’s regressive to make them so A …

2021-03-10: Upcoming Frontend Masters workshops in August and October I have planned my first trip in over a year, pending my full vaccination… which looks …

2021-03-09: New LinkedIn Learning course release: HTML and CSS Linking HTML and CSS: Linking Hyperlinks are the foundation of the World Wide Web, but they come in many …

2021-03-06: Year One Pandemic Reflections What was happening on March 6, 2020, one year ago today? I was preparing for a 3-leg trip from …

2021-03-05: Teaching reflections #12: Paint-by-number as mental model Remember paint-by-number as a kid? There was a black and white drawing of something, sprinkled with …

2021-03-03: Teaching reflections #11: The turn-in sheet In recent years, I’ve started creating “turn-in sheets” with my assignments in …

2021-03-03: A video is not a course I’ve created “courses” at LinkedIn Learning since 2008, when the company was …

2021-03-01: Teaching reflections #10: The same material must be re-discovered across disciplines If I had to describe my T-shaped skills, I’d say my depth is in HTML/CSS and user interface …

2021-03-01: Teaching reflections #9: Cross-discipline sharing is where it's at I was speaking with an English professor the other day. She was discussing how online teaching has …

2021-02-19: Humanistic elements in education Below is a recent thread about what makes a good online course. Click through to read the whole …

2021-02-17: You don't have to save it all. From the recent interview with Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com: To be a good artist, you must …

2021-02-16: When teachers make mistakes, it's a learning moment for everyone Recently, I attended an excellent interview with Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com. She sold …

2021-02-15: Why do we assume a redesign every 2-3 years? In all the web design meetings I've been in over the years, I don't think I've ever …

2021-02-12: Teaching Reflections #8: Good coding instructors are rare. Here's why. One of the great outcomes of studying instructional design from a theoretical perspective is the …

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2021-02-09: 13 no-code apps to watch in 2021 Ycode Ampstor Softr Draftbit Bravo Studio Adalo Servicebot …

2021-02-09: Software is Scholarship Software is Scholarship By transforming the way that knowledge is discovered and shared, software …

2021-02-08: Teaching reflections #7: Helping students choose engaging projects A capstone project should be balanced like the quintessential American meal: meaty main course, …

2021-02-07: Teaching reflections #6: Grading rubrics and capstone Capstone projects are all unique. Harvard’s digital media capstone projects are all over the …

2021-02-06: Teaching reflections #5: Identifying projects in capstone Master’s degree programs generally have one of two endings. Either students write a thesis, or …

2021-02-05: Teaching reflections #4: Teaching risk in capstone projects After 20 years of teaching in academia, I’ve coached many capstone projects. Part of the …

2021-02-04: Teaching reflections #3: Making mistakes when teaching Mistakes happen. I’ve certainly made my share. However, instructors FREAK OUT when they make …

2021-02-04: Teaching Reflections #2: Taking risks in assignments and learning Next time you’re afraid to share your ideas, remember someone once said in a meeting, …

2021-02-04: Teaching reflections: Introduction I’ve taught for 20 years in academia. I’ve been a teaching assistant, an adjunct …

2021-01-24: The Box It’s in Squarespace, Wix, Microblog, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Softr, Gumroad, Teachable, …

2021-01-23: The Long Tail and Higher Ed I keep waiting for the day when higher ed discovers The Long Tail. Twenty years ago, if you wanted a …

2021-01-21: Why I love Softr.io Donald Miller of Storybrand: How to Strategically Lay Out an Effective Home Page Great advice on how …

2021-01-17: Why Tailwind Isn’t for Me I agree with everything in this article on a technical level. …

2021-01-16: Sea Shanties, PS Folk music seems to rotate in recent history. It was a big thing in the 60s, of course. The …

2021-01-16: Why sea shanties are taking over the internet this week As a longtime musician, I’ve been fascinated watching sea shanties take over the internet this …

2021-01-14: When CSS doesn't work the way you expect, you should break it with JavaScript. Why not bring back spacer GIFs? Josh advocates for a new separation of concerns, based on …

2021-01-13: More tips for teaching technology Two approaches to teaching tech: a. Teach the button-clicking in the tool b. Teach problem-solving …

2021-01-12: Future topics for teaching how to teach technology Button-clicking help files vs. frameworks for thinking about problems that need solving. …

2021-01-11: JenKramer.org site redesign in progress My JenKramer.org website has been embarrassing for years now. I have finally redesigned it in Softr. …

2021-01-08: So great to learn the theory of teaching, not just how to do it.

2021-01-07: Latest studio photo.

2021-01-07: The glass desk is good for being on camera. The mouse doesn’t work without a mousepad, though, …

2021-01-05: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Imposter Syndrome is an extreme form of underconfidence. Your life is one big error! If they found …

2021-01-03: The Non-Designer's Design Book, summarized (from Twitter) Design is a load of CRAP: Contrast Repetition Alignment Proximity Following rules = …

2020-12-31: Mental models are at the root of all teaching and learning. Jakob Nielsen defines mental models from a UX perspective: “A mental model is what the user …

2020-12-29: In technology, good tutorials are almost non-existent. Indeed, in the no-code space, the tools focus …

2020-12-29: Rethinking teaching life as artist life There are plenty of artists making a living by creating art. Let’s define “art” …

2020-12-29: The hardest part in starting a new initiative is figuring out where to start. Sometimes it’s best to simply move forward with something and reset the goal as you move …

2020-12-28: Foundations of a good conference talk In non-pandemic times, I speak at a lot of conferences. While there, I attend talks. There are two …

2020-12-27: The fundamental formula to teaching code. Here it is, in four easy steps: Statement of problem encountered; brief, high-level description of …

2020-12-27: So why teach? I teach because I want to make the web a better place. I want everyone to have a voice. I …

2020-12-27: When teaching, you're the guide, not the hero. (As always, my world is front-end web development. These are observations made after watching …

2020-12-26: Creating a home studio Super proud of how my studio is coming along. I never thought I’d have a home recording …

2020-12-23: Redesigning with softr.io and Airtable Sidebar Preamble My current website is a total embarrassment. I’ve needed to change it for …

2020-12-23: Redesigning jenkramer.org: an exercise The state of jenkramer.org is pretty horrible. I redesigned this site in 2014 using Bootstrap 3, …

2020-12-16: There's an awful lot of code in no-code Code -> no code: Authenticated -> logged in Margin -> spacing outside Padding -> …

2020-12-16: Setting Goals and Value Proposition: Formulas Setting Goals For people who believe _____, who want ____, my work creates ______. Seth Godin …

2020-12-15: No-code links Tools mentioned in a December 3 networking event… www.glideapps.com www.adalo.com …

2020-12-14: As low-code and no-code approaches rise, developers brace for new challenges ‘People rapidly create things, rapidly deploy things and rapidly regret things. Each …

2020-12-14: Is No-Code Going To Steal Your Job? Spoiler alert: No. When I started working as web professional in 2000, there were no …

2020-12-14: Web app builders Ycode Bubble

2020-12-14: Descript for video editing, automatic transcripts, um removal

2020-12-14: Notion Advent Calendar

2020-12-14: Nice list of no-code tools by category

2020-12-14: Website builders without code *Ones I know well: * 🔹 Squarespace 🔹 Wix (wizard version) 🔹 WordPress (.org, .com) (also debatable …