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Coding Catchup - Issue #3

Welcome to the third issue of Coding Catchup! I heard good things about last week’s newsletter and thought I’d continue this structure for now.

👋🏻 Hey there!
This week, I wrote another Weekly Summary, as well as my process on creating my new portfolio site. I also continued studying React and got back to reading more often.
I had a goal at the beginning of this year to read one book per month, and I am definitely behind on that, so here’s to getting caught up!
I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I feel like I got sucked into this trap of reading only self-development books for a bit. While I love them, reading them does you no good if you put nothing into practice. Not to mention, no person’s brain can be on all day, daily.
That’s why I started reading Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings.” I’ll still be reading self-help and self-development books, but this will be an enjoyable way to turn my brain off.
By the way, if you’d like to keep up with what I’m reading, feel free to add me on Goodreads!
New from Coding Catchup
Designing and Developing My Portfolio - v3 | Coding Catchup
Weekly Summary: 7/18 - 7/24 | Coding Catchup
Things I Liked
Last week, I only featured articles I liked, but I reckon we should expand this a bit more! “Articles I Liked” is now “Things I liked.” There will still be articles on this list, but also websites and tools I believe might bring you value.
"Make focus styles a little more engaging..."
Adam Argyle put this little code snippet out there to make :focus styles a bit more attractive, and I like it!
Explore the JavaScript Universe
Dan Abramov and Maggie Appleton have been working on Just JavaScript for a while now, and it’s finally out! “Just JavaScript” promises to help you “Discover and rebuild your JavaScript mental models” - I can’t wait to get into it.
You can still get this at 40% off until 8/1/21*, so if you’re interested, get in at that discounted rate while you still can!
*Not sponsored or an affiliate, I simply like it
Perfect and beautiful Twitter screenshots
A helpful tool I found earlier today was tweetpik! As the name suggests, it helps you get better looking screenshots of tweets, rather than relying on taking ones straight from your computer. This came in handy earlier when I put together one of my articles on Coding Catchup.
It’s got a free tier, which has limited options, but if this could be of use to you, check it out!
Google's Olympic Video Game
Lastly, we’ve got some fun from Google! Did you know they put a game on their homepage?
Thanks for reading, and be sure to send me any feedback you might have - good and bad is welcome! Also, if you’d like to connect with me, do so by hitting the reply button or following me on Twitter! 👇🏻
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