Jen Kramer

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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: Why We Need Older Women in the Workplace Why We Need Older Women in the Workplace “A good workplace is one in which you can look around …

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 …