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Ashlee (she/her)

Disabled Web Developer ⌨️ | HOH 🤟 | Live Knitter 🧶 & Live Coder 👩‍💻 | she/her

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What's the longest you've ever spent debugging a single bug?

I spent several weeks trying to figure out why images from Wi...

Set up a React App for Testing with Jest and Enzyme

Hey! Do you know which parts are out-of-date? I didn't notice...

The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week

Thank you!! 💖

Accessible, Smooth Scroll-to-top Buttons with Little Code

Nice catch! Will update soon.

Accessible, Smooth Scroll-to-top Buttons with Little Code

Thank you!

What was your win this week?

I started a new job! 😊

DevNews S1E5 — Neuralink, Nvidia, Samsung’s Mobile Memory Breakthrough, and a Terrible TikTok Trend 😞

Thank you!

DevNews S1E5 — Neuralink, Nvidia, Samsung’s Mobile Memory Breakthrough, and a Terrible TikTok Trend 😞

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10 Questions I'm Asking All Companies Before Scheduling Any Interviews

These questions aren't just for recruiters. So, if you have a...

10 Questions I'm Asking All Companies Before Scheduling Any Interviews

It's mostly about what you're looking for in a company, so th...

10 Questions I'm Asking All Companies Before Scheduling Any Interviews

Frustration from technical difficulties is more important th...

10 Questions I'm Asking All Companies Before Scheduling Any Interviews

My expectations are very high and there's no problem with tha...

10 Questions I'm Asking All Companies Before Scheduling Any Interviews

But that's the thing. I am questioning the company's practice...

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

Hey! I updated my comment to link to the keyboard. It's the D...

Workspace Wednesday: Show off your computer and desk setups!

Two separate pictures for now because I forgot something at h...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 3

I don't have any off of the top of my head, but I'm planning ...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 3

Thanks for reading! And good catch! I probably missed the / t...

Should devs code in their free time?

People should spend their free time however they please as lo...

What's the state of the software job market?

It seems like it depends heavily on who's using the product b...

Things You Shouldn't Say to a Disabled Person About Why Your App Isn't Accessible

If you want people to respect you or take you seriously, you ...

Are You a Developer or Engineer? Why?

I guess in my head I consider myself both? I have a software ...

Things You Shouldn't Say to a Disabled Person About Why Your App Isn't Accessible

You realize you’re talking to a disabled developer, right? M...

🚨 Live Tonight: Build an Accessible React Component #2

Weren't able to make it tonight? No worries! You can watch th...

Have you ever had to take an ethical stand while on the job as a developer?

100%. I wrote an article about it but didn’t dive too deeply ...

Build an Accessible React Component: The Live Series

Hi, and thank you! "a11y" is the shortened version of "acc...

What was your win this week?

I started a Twitch channel mostly for knitting, but I also ...

Live tonight: Build a React & Firebase Blog Site

Next week (April 21st), we'll build an accessible React com...

Live tonight: Build a React & Firebase Blog Site

If you missed the stream, you can check out the whole thing...

Nevertheless, Ashlee Coded

Your comment is unproductive.

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 3

Hey, mayorben! Do you have a link to your code? I have an i...

Don't be one of these React Devs🙄

Look. Right to free speech was not created for the internet...

Don't be one of these React Devs🙄

You seem to really think your opinion is important since yo...

I made a browser extension to hide reactions and notifications on Dev.to 💆

This is really neat! What a great idea.

What changes are you making in 2020?

First, I need to let myself heal. College is over and I fin...

How to Dynamically Create Many Similar CSS Classes with Sass

Same!! 😄

Dear Women & Girls

I'm a woman. Don't call me "man".

Dear Women & Girls

Your comment is literally indented under mine. You're still...

Dear Women & Girls

Stop replying to me. You claim you're not being instigative...

Dear Women & Girls

See: Jason C. McDonald ...

Dear Women & Girls

Saying women should stand up for themselves is "starting ge...

Dear Women & Girls

See: dev.to/ashleemboyer/comment/ig6e

Dear Women & Girls

Tatiana Mac ...

Dear Women & Girls

Matei, who are you replying to?

Dear Women & Girls

I think it's very sad that this instigative comment is your...

Dear Women & Girls

Why did you ask a question you seemingly already know they ...

Dear Women & Girls

The point is that women aren't* (this previously said "are"...

Don't be one of these React Devs🙄

I've already linked a sentence. Start off by reading about ...

Don't be one of these React Devs🙄

See: Tatiana Mac ...

Don't be one of these React Devs🙄

I have seen stupid practices that developers do while workin...

Sued for Being Inaccessible

There are also a lot of design concepts that are important ...

Sued for Being Inaccessible

Tatiana Mac ...

Sued for Being Inaccessible

It's the ordering of the statements that matters. The way i...

Sued for Being Inaccessible

Here's a post: section508.gov/blog/do-section-508.... Feder...

Sued for Being Inaccessible

There are definitely laws about it. Will try to find them.

Sued for Being Inaccessible

Your wording is backwards. People should make sites accessi...

Build a Multi-Page Gatsby Site from JSON

This is something I'm not too sure about! I think all of th...

A day in the life for you and git...

Ah! I’ve always used feature branches off of master that ar...

A day in the life for you and git...

I stick to the basics and really only add, commit, and push...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

In any case, I don't agree that Udemy having this kind of ...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

Because this site is for a specific type of person and spe...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

Do you want to see posts here about my medical issues? Y...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

This can't be simplified to some people being upset about d...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

It's not an irrelevant issue to development. Development is...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

You can't talk about better options without explaining why ...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

A lot of developers also post their own courses there. This...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

A lot of people in tech use Udemy courses. They need to kno...

What was your win this week?

I just spent SO much time looking for this! I found it in m...

Udemy Needs to Review Courses and Vet Instructors

It's sad! Udemy needs to do WAY better.

Interviewing Your Interviewer: How To Know What Questions To Ask At An Interview

Great post! I totally wish I had something like before my f...

What was your win this week?

Done! :D

What was your win this week?

Thank you! May I ask, what newsletter are you referring to?

What was your win this week?

I shared my slides from this talk on Twitter! ...

What was your win this week?

Yes! I will grab the link and paste it directly below my co...

What was your win this week?

This gif is perfect 🤣

What was your win this week?

I gave my first talk and was on a D&I panel at my work!...

Brag Post

I've done a blogging challenge as well! Are you finding tha...

Brag Post

ashl...

The ONE chart every developer MUST understand

Thanks!!

The ONE chart every developer MUST understand

Was also about to comment this. Can a white background be a...

Reactgate Recap

Sorry, who was dangerous here? I didn't say anyone here wa...

Reactgate Recap

Again, you don't get to police how oppressed people feel. Or ...

Reactgate Recap

You don’t get to police how oppressed people feel.

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

I’m typing from my phone and it didn’t like “npm”. Correcte...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

Did you run “npm install” first? That’s something I was mis...

Reactgate Recap

It’s just an OK symbol. Your life won’t suffer for ending u...

Reactgate Recap

The best thing we can do is listen to the people who are hu...

Reactgate Recap

I guess we’ll just have to see. In the meantime, it costs $...

Reactgate Recap

This whole thing is bigger than some silly drama. People ha...

Reactgate Recap

There are so many ways to communicate things. It's not goin...

Reactgate Recap

Please don't minimize this to drama.

Reactgate Recap

Please don't minimize this to drama.

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

I found the GitHub repo for the Gatsby plugin I was looking...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for the next...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

Hey, Marcelo! Thank you for your question. The answer is th...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

I definitely second Gatsby here! And there is also a plugin...

Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

Hey, Gabriel! Thanks for your comment. Could you talk a lit...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

I love that quote! It’s so true. I bet writing things down ...

What was your win this week?

Thank you! It's actually for a local Python meetup. It'll b...

What was your win this week?

I submitted the title and abstract for my upcoming talk. 🎉🎉...

I'm Going Back to being a DEV Community Member

Thank you for all you've contributed to this amazing site a...

What's your favorite question to be asked?

I honestly really enjoy the "interesting fact" question becau...

What are your computer’s specs? Which specs are particularly important to you?

The screen is big: 15.6”. The battery lasts a long time: ~8...

Happy Birthday Ali Spittel

Happy Birthday, Ali! 🎂 I really appreciate all you do as an...

The parable of the turkey: or, The way things have always been done

This made me chuckle. Great way to explain the lesson!

Real World Experience

As Devon explains, development is being presented with a p...

Finding My Developer Community

Once I started my first post-bootcamp job, I didn't really...

Show Me Your Favorite Thing You've Organized

OooooooOoOoOooooo i love this 😮

Show Me Your Favorite Thing You've Organized

Sure thing!!

Show Me Your Favorite Thing You've Organized

OMG it's like a breath of fresh air

Show Me Your Favorite Thing You've Organized

I had not seen it before today! Looks so awesome.

What VSCode theme are you using?

I'm using Noctis Uva. 😊

My Journey Into Software Engineering

Thank you for reading it! :)

My Journey Into Software Engineering

The cool part about structured educational tracks is that s...

My Journey Into Software Engineering

I know a couple of others that switched like us. :) I think...

My Journey Into Software Engineering

I totally agree with you up to "practice by doing". I 100% ...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Not at all! In place of the first question, you could alway...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I imagine I'd also have a hard time answering this question...

What are your favorite developer tools?

I'm really loving the terminal setup Ali Spittel goes throu...

DevDiscuss Resume Stats

I used Gatsby to make a page super quickly, and then did a ...

HTML can do that?

This post is magical, thank you!! 😭

Laptop Requirements for Coding

At home, I use my personal laptop which has Linux on it. My...

How do you handle unproductive days at work?

I usually try to find a topic I'm interested in and then read...

Being a Female Programmer: How is it For You?

I have often felt like I have to work two or three times as...

Laptop Requirements for Coding

I purchased an LG Gram in January ($1,000 on Amazon) and re...

How to actually animate a text gradient in CSS

My favorite quote 😂 which turned out to be as easy as for...

Working in Circle City, Day 1: Many Firsts

I don't use one in my personal time. :)

What are your favourite non-tech related podcasts?

I’ve been listening to both of these for years and think th...

Are you a Designer? Show it off on your resume!

100% agree! My resume is pink and I think people really enj...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I found a thing! If you scroll about halfway down this page...

How I'm Managing Work-Life Balance

All of these tips are fantastic! I need to keep all of thes...

Do you use tools to manage your schedule?

I had no idea there were checklists in Google Keep! I love ...

What's your advice to someone over the age of 30 considering a career in software development?

Try out anything that looks interesting to you. Some people...

How to teach a non-tech person to test an app

I would refrain from giving them any pointers or instructio...

My Favorite Linux Tools

notify-send looks like a good one! I like the example you gav...

How I Get Things Done When I'm Feeling Overwhelmed

That’s awesome! Lists help me feel organized but also get m...

Have you ever fought back against a task on the basics of ethics?

Did not have any required course for it in my CSSE departme...

Tell me about your caffeine inputs

I'm hung up on chai lattes with too many shots of espresso....

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

No one coincidentally got hurt. You were hurtful and rude. ...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

I definitely think interaction is key! 🗝️ To add a tiny bit...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Sure thing! :)

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Of course!! One of my favorite hashtags. 😍

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

I would suggest muting common buzzwords. You may have to ad...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Hmmm, I think I've just been more active! I have about 1/3 ...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Thank you and good luck!! :)

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Hi, Lohit. I can't actually find your Twitter page! The lin...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Uh oh, what* do people tweet at rappers??? 😬

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Here's the best part about the internet, and I briefly touc...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

I see what you're saying, but I also have a hard time relat...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Balance is definitely important. I've found myself a little...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

I've felt similar about originality when thinking about writi...

Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking

Your comment wasn’t constructive to this conversation. We’r...

What's the longest you've stayed at a job you were unhappy with?

I hated all the service jobs I worked through high school a...

What's the longest you've stayed at a job you were unhappy with?

I knew I was unhappy in the middle winter, but I wanted to ...

I need to learn Linux

I was forced to just dive in and learn it in college. Event...

How do people know what to write about?

What are you passionate about? I'm a front end web develope...

Good news, textua11y updates, and my plan for future writings

Thank you! I'm so excited to get started. 🤩

Good news, textua11y updates, and my plan for future writings

Thanks!! 🥳

Good news, textua11y updates, and my plan for future writings

Thanks so much! 😊

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I think 2015 was the first year I was exposed to web develo...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Classic rock. Like, Chicago and Bob Seger. Dancing for sur...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

You probably wouldn't expect how many large companies don't...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I mostly agree with everything you said! Accessibility shou...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I’m working on an embroidery piece that addresses just this...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I’ve definitely heard people say “eye-18-en”, so that’s why...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

We know what it stands for. It’s not uncommon for people to...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I didn’t know I wanted to be a web developer until I tried ...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

A little off-topic here, but I guess you can’t be off topic...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Hmmm good points. Who is the expert on this? Hahaha.

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I definitely think we need more specific laws on web access...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Can you link it? I'll take a peek!

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

This is a tough one. If people can't get with a11y simply b...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Hello, new friend! It's hard to meet people like us in gene...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Dan, I have no idea to be completely honest. 🤣 I say it lik...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

I've been using captions since I could read, and I don't th...

What was your win this week?

This is hilarious. I love it.

What was your win this week?

Nice! It's hard to find places like that.

What was your win this week?

I accepted a job offer today! 🎉🎉🎉

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Yeah, I think one of the biggest barriers to a11y is the la...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Hey there :) I originally went there for Chemical Enginee...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Great questions! Someone else might know of a "definitive ...

I am a web developer, hard of hearing, and an a11y advocate, Ask Me Anything!

Hey George :) I am having a good Friday! Thanks for your co...

Introducing textua11y: A Color Contrast Tool

Thank you for apologizing. If you have Twitter, send me a D...

Introducing textua11y: A Color Contrast Tool

What about this thread makes you think I’d want to collabor...

After 30 Days of Writing on DEV.to

Thanks a ton! This phase has really reinforced my love for ...

Which Colors Look Good on Black and White?

Thanks so much for this post! I love that you walked throug...

Introducing textua11y: A Color Contrast Tool

Displaying the contrast is way up on the list of todos! I l...

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

I played clarinet once upon a time and really enjoyed it. 😌

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

These are good for sightseeing too! :D

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

I've been watching a ton of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Hulu late...

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

Woah! That's a really cool pic. Thank you for sharing. :)

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

I hope to play a musical instrument again someday! It can b...

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

I love a good book and coffee. Drinking decaf for a while, ...

Minimalism and Habits

For me, I need to work on structuring my eating habits and ...

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

I'm going to post pictures of two knitting WIPs and a cross...

Yes, You Should Have Hobbies Outside of Code

Awesome! What a beautiful pony. :) I rode a loooooooooong t...

Follow Friday: What DEV member would you recommend following?

Thank you! :D

A Haiku About Pausing

Well that’s good, because that’s all I’ve got right this se...

Sometimes You Have no Choice but to Pause

I think we just have to remember to prioritize our health. ...

Sometimes You Have no Choice but to Pause

Feeling much better today, thank you. 😊

Sometimes You Have no Choice but to Pause

I’m ok! Guessing it was a bad virus. Feeling much better to...

How to Start Teaching?

Here's a tweet thread that Ali Spittel wrote just this morn...

What You Can Learn from Your Dog about Mindfulness

Bad internet connection currently. Will have to do this tom...

What You Can Learn from Your Dog about Mindfulness

I’ll grab a few links!

What You Can Learn from Your Dog about Mindfulness

He sure is! We adopted him about a week after his leg was a...

How to Study for a Test by Making a Website

Can’t kid about interesting app ideas around me. I think ou...

How to Study for a Test by Making a Website

I have a couple of unfinished ones too... when this final i...

How to Study for a Test by Making a Website

Hmm... 🤔 Maybe make a timed quiz-type deal? It shows you a...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Thanks for this elaboration! Makes total sense.

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Thank you! I might be hanging out on that site soon. 😁

Aim to Never Stop Learning

These both look great! Had not heard of Pluralsight before,...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Had never heard of these before, thank you! 😁

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Wow! I didn’t realize you got so much stuff with them. Defi...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

I’ll have to check it out! ;)

Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions

Just do it! :) People will appreciate the effort you make t...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Is this the one? classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditat...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Oooooo your last sentence makes this book sound extra juicy...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

Brain Pickings (brainpickings.org/) is one of my favorite s...

Aim to Never Stop Learning

This one? css-tricks.com/ My favorite part of that site (o...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Awesome! You got this. 😎

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

What do you do as an alternative when you want to stay up t...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Ha, there’s an excellent gif/video that shows this. If I fi...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

I didn’t know that! Thunderbird never stuck with me but I m...

Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions

I try to do things like this too! Sometimes people just nee...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Yes... those are more difficult. I’d suggest automatically ...

Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions

Can’t do it until a bit later, but I’ll definitely take a l...

What was your win this week?

Hi! Thank you 🥰

What was your win this week?

I reached 1,000 followers on this site and 100 followers on...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Hmm, I'm not sure I've had the same issue! I've noticed tha...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

I'll check it out. Thanks for the rec! :)

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Agreed. I restarted Twitter and I love my feed now. So many...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Good point! I like that mentality about a lot of things. If...

Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage

Those scroll animations though! Can you pull newsletters fr...

Don't be Afraid to Admit Your Weaknesses

Really! Any weaknesses you've heard that absolutely turn yo...

Don't be Afraid to Admit Your Weaknesses

Thank you for explaining your take! I think it can be a cop...

Just do The Thing

Sounds like you’ve found what works for you! :) I think one...

Don't be Afraid to Admit Your Weaknesses

Out of curiosity, why is that?

Become an accessibility rock-star! 🤘

This is a damn good post. Thank you!!

GPA Isn't Everything

I have a final on Monday so we’re in the same stress boat! ...

Just do The Thing

I’m glad this article was helpful for you! Totally understa...

Mental Health Month in Tech: Three Good Things App

I’m super interested! Send a Twitter DM?

Mental Health Month in Tech: Three Good Things App

I LOVE this. Can you share anything about your next anxiety...

The Perfect First Project for Exploring Any JS Framework

I hope I remember to search and then report back. 😊

The React.js Developer RoadMap

Is this the same person who created the front- and back-end...

What it Means to Learn Out Loud

A rubber duck feels a bit nostalgic though. ☺️ I’ll see if my...

The Perfect First Project for Exploring Any JS Framework

Ooooh, I like this idea. Does anyone know of a list of awes...

Neither You nor Your Work Has to be Perfect

I agree with you, and this sounds like it was a great learn...

What it Means to Learn Out Loud

I have never heard of this before now and love it! I want t...

Things You Shouldn't Say to a Disabled Person About Why Your App Isn't Accessible

But to answer your first question, you should be saying, “I...

Things You Shouldn't Say to a Disabled Person About Why Your App Isn't Accessible

The point is that there is no good reason not to be accessi...

Personal and Professional Growth Through Constructive Feedback

This sounds like an absolute dream 💕

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