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Introducing CSS Art Challenge!

Braydon Coyer
Braydon Coyer
I’ve released a new community-based website aimed to help you get better at CSS!

Hello everyone and welcome to 33 new subscribers!
Those with keen awareness noticed that I didn’t send a newsletter update last month; between my new job at LogicGate, a 9-month old baby, several rounds of sickness, and various side projects, time got away from me and March rolled up quickly.
I’ve got a big announcement to make and a few updates on what’s been going on with me for the last 6 weeks.
Let’s dive in!
🎨 Introducing CSS Art Challenge
One of the best ways to learn is to take concepts and implement them in a fun and engaging way - that’s why I created CSS Art Challenge. I want to help people discover that CSS can be fun and more than just creating basic layouts!
CSS Art Challenge home page
CSS Art Challenge home page
The idea behind CSS Art Challenge is simple - each month, a new challenge will be posted detailing the requirements for the challenge. After you’ve completed your CSS masterpiece, you’ll submit by posting on Twitter and including a unique hashtag found in the challenge details each month.
After the deadline, all of the valid CSS art will be collected and a winner will be chosen at random from the submission pool. I will reach out to the winner via Twitter DM and send them the monthly prize! (Make sure you’re following the CSS Art Challenge Twitter account so I can DM you!)
The first challenge is live NOW and a fantastic prize has been donated by CodePen and CSS legend Jhey!
Want all of the details? Check out the challenge here!
What's Happening Online
I’m continuing my focus on Twitter this year - I love sharing helpful content and engaging with the community! I’d love to see you there!
CodePen also featured one of my new pens in their weekly newsletter!
Braydon Coyer
Excited to see my glowing gradient pen featured in this week’s @CodePen Spark! 🔥 https://t.co/oLA2G5Mi3S
My portfolio is an environment of change - I’m always tweaking and trying new things out. Last month I utilized the Preview mode API from Next.js so that I can preview draft articles on my blog without affecting other visitors on my site. It’s super cool and extremely handy when using Notion as a CMS!
Braydon Coyer
✨ Portfolio update ✨

Using the powerful preview mode API provided by Next.js, I can now preview draft articles on my blog without affecting other visitors on my site.

Super cool! https://t.co/2JkH1jK6V2
📚️ What I'm Writing
I’ve released 2 new articles since my last email to you. I have a few larger articles in the works, and I’ll be adding the final touches to them soon!
6 BEST Fonts for Programming in 2022
Tailwind Gradients - How to Make a Glowing Gradient Background
💫 Content from the Community
One of the brilliant things about being a developer on Twitter is that you get to cheer for other developers and learn from their informative articles, explore their stunning side projects, and witness their amazing achievements. 
Here are a few things I found over the last few weeks that I thought were super cool or helped me in some shape or form.
Adithya entered the Hashnode + Netlify hackaton and created Flare - a new social media application aimed at developers!
Adithya | adi.so
A month of hacking together for the .@Netlify x .@hashnode hackathon 🚀. Also wrote my longest ever blog post at around ~4k words.

Please do check out the blog 🔖: https://t.co/Si5dIDBZqD

Got to learn #graphql while building this project.

#hashnode #netlify #hackathon https://t.co/IJzv9pjCV9
Sarah Drasner released some select chapters from her upcoming book titled Engineering Management for the Rest of Us. I’m really looking forward to this, especially since I was an engineering manager at my previous job.
Sarah Drasner
🗯 I’m open sourcing some chapters from my book! This one is one of the most foundational pieces, it connects to a lot of other conversations and themes: The Value of Values. Enjoy!

https://t.co/V5eUEZ2w5h
🙌 Wrapping Up
As always, thanks for reading and being part of this community! 
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