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Originally published as a thread on Twitter, I wanted to compile this list of CSS and SVG resources all in one place for easy reference. I’ve updated some of the resources and as a bonus, also added additional information and useful tools that were not on the original thread.

Who Am I?

I’m a designer-turned-developer who started my #100DaysOfCode journey in April 2020 with an aim to get better at JavaScript. Somewhere along the way, I got derailed by some beautiful CSS art I was seeing from other developers on the platform. …

Personal musings on the Covid-19 lock-down, privilege, systemic racism and the work towards a better future.

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I forget what week of lock-down it is now.

Week 11? 12?

It almost doesn’t matter does it? The weeks and days have all blended into one long Groundhog Day type story that has yet to end. I wonder how future historians will reflect back on these troubled times. 2020 has thus far proven to be a (excuse my language) shitshow for many of us.

I live in Toronto. And although easing-up a little, Ontario’s state of emergency declaration has been extended till end of June. But word on the street says it may be September or after. Unlike a number of friends & contacts I know, I’m one of the lucky ones to be able to work remote and keep my job. I’m really grateful for this. And I’m grateful to be privileged enough to have access to a space where I’m safe. I can read, work, think and spend time outdoors. …

Macbook on wooden table showing resume on screen, plus notebook, pen, phone, plant and glass of water next to it
Macbook on wooden table showing resume on screen, plus notebook, pen, phone, plant and glass of water next to it
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Very shortly after graduating from a 9 week Immersive coding bootcamp at HackerYou (now known as Juno College of Technology), I spent no small amount of effort setting up coffee chats, attending panels and networking events, asking lots of questions at interviews and talking with smart, passionate people about the tech industry and what companies are looking for.

Transitioning into the tech field from another background (related or unrelated) can be difficult and a mystery. What holds true in one industry may be completely different in tech and again, within different companies and organisations. You just have to hold your breath and step off the cliff, not knowing how high it is or where you’ll land at the bottom. …

I remember the exact moment I started falling in love with coding. And believe me, my former self would never would say that...

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We so often define who we are early on in life. And in that process, it can be difficult to re-create yourself later on. Did you ever play that game where you had to think of adjectives starting with the same letter as your name to describe yourself? Well, I was ‘artistic’ and ‘adventurous’.

And my life had thus far reflected that.

I was the girl who drew dolphins and Disney princesses, went to a special Arts school and wrote stories. Later, while my friends were getting mortgages and climbing the career ladder, I backpacked and hitch-hiked solo around Canada, Europe and Asia. …


Annie Liew

Designer // Developer | 🌏 Traveller | Optimist 🥛 | Fermented food maker | ENFP-T ♐ | Suffers from FOMO & analysis-paralysis

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