Dave Gamache

Previously designed Twitter & Medium. Adventuring.


Parallax Done Right

Getting great performance with parallax is tough. Here’s how to make it happen.


Tldr; There are an easy handful of things you can do to get buttery parallax scroll. Check out a demo I cooked up to see it in action.

Parallax has become, for better or worse, an increasingly popular web trend. The first parallax site I ever…


Dear Skeleton,


I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written. It was so abrupt when we parted. I went to work for Twitter and was growing as a designer and front-end there. I forgot to write you more often. And things weren’t better when I joined Medium a couple years later. You just get busy…ya know? I completely abandoned you.


Parallax Done Right

Getting great performance with parallax is tough. Here’s how to make it happen.


Tldr; There are an easy handful of things you can do to get buttery parallax scroll. Check out a demo I cooked up to see it in action.

Parallax has become, for better or worse, an increasingly popular web trend. The first parallax site I ever…


Roy Sullivan Ran From Clouds.

The poor man was hit by lightning seven times. Wikipedia’s entry on him is both tragic and hilarious.

Publications edited by Dave Gamache

Short posts that will blow your mind.

Tidbits of knowledge


Mel Gibson called me “bro”


After about two or three hours of navigating the Costa Rican mountains in our busted Rav4, I assumed the worst was behind us. Jacob, Alex and I were only 40-50 miles away from Santa Teresa, so I thought we’d be on the beach enjoying Piña Coladas in an hour or so.

Between the time I had that thought and the actual beach, we forded 2 rivers with…


French Tony Danza Escaped Prison in a Chopper…3 Times

High-security and constant surveillance in solitary couldn’t keep him behind bars.


Did Dexter Inspire Real Serial Killers?


I’m a TV binge watcher. I will go months without watching any TV, casually put on a show for background noise while I clean, then spend the next 2…


Every Map You’ve Ever Seen is Radically Inaccurate 


You know that moment when you get mind-f***ed so hard you just casually lean back in your chair, your eyes glaze over, and you mouth…


My Predilection to Collection.


I was raised to save things. My parents had a garage full of antique car parts, scrap lumber, old toys, antique lighting, 80's camping equipment, bikes, tricycles, paints, extension cords, garden hoses, spare tires, motor oil, nuts, bolts, odds, ends…

Don’t get me wrong, my parents are by no means pack rats, but they loved to save stuff


Tipsy Eddie Vedder drove me around Neil Young’s ranch.


Growing up, I had the unique privilege of volunteering at a local benefit hosted by Neil Young to support disabled children. I met dozens of incredible musicians, but tragically, I didn’t listen to music, so I had no idea who Tom Petty, Billy Idol, Dave Matthews, Anthony Kiedas, or Billie Joe Armstrong were when I met them. I…


Craftsmanship


The concept of craftsmanship fascinates and drives me. There are many definitions of craftsmanship. Some silo the term to physical trades like carpentry, while others pigeonhole…