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Megan Taylor: Web Journalist

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Last Build Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:13:38 +0000


The Kenny Rogers Rule

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:11:56 +0000

The extent to which you don’t want to drop what you’re doing and take a break (“I know I can fix this, damn it!”), is inversely proportional to the extent to which you need to take that break.

CSS initial Keyword

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:35:08 +0000

Note to self: The initial keyword is not supported in Internet Explorer 11 and earlier versions. Just use auto!

Things That Happened in 2016

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:24:10 +0000

This is super overdue, but 2017 has been busy! Celebrated being bed-bug free after a harrowing couple of weeks. Blizzard! I got a standing desk setup at work. Kyle and the kitties got me an All-Clad pan for Mother’s Day.

JavaScript Code Kata

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:17:51 +0000

Dave Thomas was recently on the CodeNewbie podcast and talked about code kata for a few minutes. A kata is an exercise in karate where you repeat a form many times, making little improvements each time. The code kata is a

Things that happened in 2015

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:11:55 +0000

I proposed and helped shepherd changes in tools we use at work for QA and HTML emails. I planned and executed a field trip for my ScriptEd students to my office, with a lot of help from my awesome coworkers.

Chelsea Career and Technical High School Career Day

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:43:24 +0000

I talked to a couple of classes about my job as a front-end web developer this morning for Career Day at Chelsea Career and Technical High School.

Infinite Carousel with jQuery 1.6

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:30:34 +0000

I’ve been working on some updates to a site that uses a pretty convoluted and customized combination of JavaScript files, including jQuery 1.6.2. Building an infinite image carousel was an interesting challenge. JS Bin on I got a lot