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How we rebuilt the viewsourceconf.org website

This article was originally published on Mozilla’s Hacks Blog. As a front-end developer at Mozilla, I end up working on big sites that have been around for a long time. There are a lot of interesting challenges when working with legacy code at a large scale, but rebuilding from scratch usually isn’t an option. The […]

Flipping Tables at CSSDevConf

Here are my slides for Flipping Tables: Displaying Data on Small Screens which I had the pleasure of giving at CSS Dev Conf. Links I mentioned in my talk Rob Weychert’s horror films schedule Designing Effective Data Tables Guidelines for Designing Tables Clear Off the Table MDN’s browser compat data in JSON

Writing for Every Reader

I recently spoke at #a11yTOConf, a conference by the organizers of the regular a11yTO meetup. The organizers put together a great line up of speakers. It was the first #a11yTOConf but I hope it won’t be the last! Here are my slides for Writing for Every Reader. Resources I mentioned: Hemingway App, the app that […]

The MDN Redesign “Behind the Scenes”

This article was originally published on Mozilla’s Hacks Blog. Kuma, the code that produces the MDN site, is a weird mix of the old and the new. MDN turned ten in 2015 and there’s still code and content around from those very first days. When I sat down to start coding the current redesign, the […]


This article was originally published on the Mozilla Marketing Engineering & Operations blog. We enabled HTTP/2 on MDN’s CDN. We didn’t do anything to optimize for HTTP/2, we just enabled it. We’re seeing performance improvements. You don’t have to get ready before you start using HTTP/2 While doing research to see if turning it on […]

Flipping More Tables

A few weeks ago I gave my talk on displaying data tables on small screens at Cascadia Fest. Which is a super awesome 3 days conference in the Pacific North West focusing on CSS and JavaScript (Browser and Server side!) The video of my talk has been posted: And my slides are available here.

Google Analytics, Privacy, and Event Tracking

This article was originally published on the Mozilla Hacks blog. Many of us use Google Analytics (GA) or similar third-party services to keep track of how people interact with our websites; telling us things like when people visit and what they click. This data can help us make important decisions, such as when to schedule […]

Flipping Tables

I was very pleased to be invited back to Style and Class to give a talk about making data tables responsive. Style and Class is a great Vancouver meetup I can’t recommend enough. Here are my slides, though the video and animated gifs don’t play :( Flipping Tables: Displaying Data on Small Screens from Stephanie […]

(Still) Making Websites Better for Everyone

In the next few weeks I’ll be speaking at JavaScript Open Day Calgary, View Source, and JavaScript Open Day Toronto giving an updated version of Web Accessibility: 
Making Websites Better for Everyone. Edit: videos have been posted for View Source and JavaScript Open Day Toronto. I’m more on the ball for View Source but the […]

Conference Debrief: An Event Apart Austin 2015

Last week, because working at Mozilla is awesome, I got to attend An Event Apart Austin, the conference put on by the A List Apart organization. It’s consistently one of the highest quality conferences for front-end/user experience talks. I try to go every other year. The conference was great and the organizers did a good […]

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