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What was your win this week?

Hey there!

Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplishing?

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Trying out a new recipe... or whatever else might spark joy ❀️

Congrats on your wins! I hope you all have a great day!

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GrahamTheDev • Edited

I bought the ultimate domain for my profile:


...but seriously, made some major progress on building the main website for - should be ready to launch in the next couple of weeks!

inhu website design draft - modern design with purple highlights and rounded corners

Plus my content game is planned out for the next 12 months so expect to see a lot more content from me!

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Waiting for the site! Lets see how good it actually is, as this is your first not-silly site.

Also love your content, and more content = 😎

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GrahamTheDev • Edited

Didn't realised you hadn't seen any "serious" stuff of mine.

A little out-dated now and it has fallen into disrepair but my favourite site is still my old company site as it was (and is) just so different.

The site is over 5 years old and I had only been doing websites for a few months then so there are loads of things I would do better, but as I hand crafted every single graphic and animation it still holds a special place for me!

Despite all of that - it still holds up today for most stuff (a real 100 for speed on mobile...none of this bull where people show their desktop scores!), works all the way back to IE9, it even works without JavaScript!: scoring 100 / 100 for performance, accessibility, best practices and SEO

Best viewed on Desktop FYI and you should check out the "The Secret to a great website" page - the mobile experience is only average at best (one of the things I would rethink).

So see what you think of that, then contrast it with the new site when it launches (new site is more corporate though so it won't be as fun!)

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That site is cool, considering the fact that every animation was handmade it should have taken a while. But can't really say i like it, the design is old school.

IE9, no JavaScript... How do you even do that 😬

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GrahamTheDev • Edited

IE9, no JavaScript... How do you even do that 😬

Progressive Enhancement - those two words still guide nearly everything I do.

You start with a base experience that will work in 99.5% of browsers but might not be fancy and then add features that modern browsers support.

As for no JS, a bit of server side magic solves that where if I request a page via AJAX it just sends a page fragment. So it works like a SPA when JS loads, but if I request a page normally (when JS fails or is switched off) then it will send the entire page as static HTML and function as a MPA.

As all the animations etc. are just SVG and CSS the only thing that changes is the page reloads instead of transitioning. Oh and a load of hacks with vw units to fix the crappy IE9 layout engine!

the design is old school.

It wouldn't be the word I would use to describe it as there are no old school sites that look like or behave like it either...weird is probably a better description and I am sure you are not the first person to dislike the design as I have strange taste! 🀣

Although I prefer "unique" rather than "weird" as that sounds more flattering! πŸ˜‹

The point is more around performance anyway as that is the most complex site I have seen that scores 100 on performance.

It was a technical showpiece and a learning exercise for me rather than a design showpiece as my design skills weren't (and probably still aren't) stellar!

You should also run it through Mozilla Observatory - not many sites get 125 / 100 on there and there are some interesting tricks I had to do to get the Content Security Policy to work and load Google Analytics without ruining the scores!

I might go and fix the PWA as that seems to have broken so it no longer installs πŸ˜ͺ

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Jim Bennett

I got paid to wear a stupid costume and talk on a live stream with a cool colleague about LED powered pumpkins! I can't believe that part of my day job involved such silliness.

siddharthshyniben profile image

Too many wins to document! 😜🀯

  1. Came up with 5 ideas for building side projects
  2. Made a content plan, starts tomorrow!
  3. The sleekjs framework is coming around well, some have even wanted to collaborate!
  4. Made lots of new friends and connections this week!

This week was awesome 😎😎

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Aaron Johnson

Hey! I successfully learnt the basics of Git!

What was you win this week Gracie?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Love it!

Thanks for asking! My win was seeing our team launch season 6 of the DevNews podcast! It's a really strong start to the season. Huge kudos to @levisharpe & the entire DEV pods crew πŸŽ‰

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Aaron Johnson • Edited

I just started to listen to your podcast on Spotify, I'm on Season 3, Ep 8 and till now....I just love the podcast and Saron and Josh, and each episode is just amazing and the different guests that they have on the show!

Absolutely amazing! Kudos to the whole team!

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Christian Vasquez

Decided to come back to DEV and make videos

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Nguyen Huy Cuong

complete this Datastructure/Algos course, it's cool for refresh knowledge and earn more understands about promgramming.

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Matthieu Cneude

✍ Continue to write for my book about Vim:

  • I've figured out half of my table of content
  • I want to include a strong narrative 'cause I'm so tired of boring technical books :D
  • The formatting of the book itself get better and better

So many ideas popped this week, it's insane! And it's a looooot of fun πŸ’•

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Abhiraj Bhowmick

I will earn some money for a gig I did recently, for the first time in my life. Really excited about. Never thought of coming at this point.

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Harsh Sinha

Wrote my first Article on

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Huge congrats! Happy to have you here πŸŽ‰

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Vesa Piittinen

At work I made a public release announcement of our internal component library. So far only our team has used it, but it now has a Storybook with some nice documentation that I've been working on. Also team mate was nice to make the Storybook available for everyone so now we can finally link it with each other instead of relying on running it locally.

In personal life I've found what I stand by. I'm kind of in the beginning to understand who I actually am. So far in my life I've tried to adapt to what external pressure appears to expect of me which has blurred the line of who I am. But I don't yet know how my wife will react to this. Worst case scenario it could mean a divorce. In the other hand that is ok as I might've found inner peace that helps me be more confident on myself. Life will tell.

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Can Olcer • Edited

I launched my project 🐑 Fugu after working on it on the side for several months. I love open-source and privacy-friendly software that focuses on simplicity, and Fugu is a product analytics tool that does all that πŸŽ‰

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πŸ’— Published an article for a social entreprise.
✍🏾 Published an article on how to manage physical weight for software engineers.
πŸŽƒ Celebrated Halloween with my colleagues.
πŸŒ† Made a new connection at a networking event.

My week started off a bit shaky, but it turned out to be a nice week. I'm looking forward to the next week! 😊

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Bobby Iliev

I wrote an open-source eBook on how to get started with Docker πŸ™Œ

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Nick Taylor
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Gerard Hynes

Some of my college assignments take 10+ hours but I finished the JavaScript one (buildings a comments section component) in just 45 minutes.