React prop hooks

When creating a component in React, we can use props like this: This works, but there are a couple of downsides. If your component has a lot of props, and a lot of logic, it can make a large file that is hard for other developers to read. You may want to reuse that logic… Continue reading React prop hooks

Why we chose static CSS for our React component library

I’ve been building a headless React component library with my team, and we had to pick a way to style our components. We evaluated several options, including Styled Components, Tailwind, and Vanilla Extract. We ended up going with static CSS, here’s why. CSS-in-JS is slow Our first requirement was that we didn’t want to use… Continue reading Why we chose static CSS for our React component library

2022 Mobile Statistics

Everyone knows mobile is important, and statistics get thrown around all the time. Many of them are outdated, or not that relevant, so here are a few that are recent and interesting. Stats are taken from statista.com, shopify.com and insiderintelligence.com. According to Baymard, mobile UX is getting better but still not very good.

Joining GoDaddy

In 2013 I had an idea about creating mobile apps for WordPress websites. I approached some partners and we launched AppPresser in early 2014. I have had an incredible time learning and growing as an entrepreneur and developer. 8 years later I am starting a new adventure. I am very excited to announce I have… Continue reading Joining GoDaddy

React Native Video Recording, Saving, and Playback

I’m working on a video app for React Native that records video, saves it, and plays it back. This post is to explain how I did it. Choosing a Video Recording Module I tried a few different options before I settled on one that worked for me. I tried react-native-camera, react-native-camera-kit, and react-native-beautiful-video-recorder. I ended… Continue reading React Native Video Recording, Saving, and Playback

Typescript Basics for Javascript Developers

“The main benefit of TypeScript is that it can highlight unexpected behavior in your code, lowering the chance of bugs.” – Typescript Documentation Typescript tells your code editor what your code is supposed to look like so that it can warn you of errors as you type. The benefit of this is mostly code hinting… Continue reading Typescript Basics for Javascript Developers