The approaching move, new developments.

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Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

This past week has been a blur for me. Frankly, I can’t remember many other times in my life where I’ve been so busy and been privy to such a range of emotions. I’m moving to Denver, CO in less than two weeks now (ten days to be specific) and have started saying goodbye’s to friends as I might see them for the last time whilst living here in Nebraska.

I’ve dedicated a lot of personal time this past week to flushing out an idea for a hypothetical startup and asking potential investors where their heads are at with it. So far my co-founder and I have seen positive interest in the concept and I’m hoping to actually secure some funding in the near future to continue prototyping, but more on this at a later date. …

Shipped my second client site!

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Photo I took heading into SLC

It’s been four weeks since starting my position at BriteBee, with each week being more exciting than the last. This past week has been a sprint to finish the website for Insight Thermography, transfer content over, and squash any remaining bugs. The client loved her new website and I’m personally very pleased with the design. The whole BriteBee team did an amazing job on the project, especially the logo work by Katherine and copywriting by Avery.

I also wrapped up designs for the next BriteBee site I’m working on, this time for an OK-based insurance agency, so I can get started developing it come Monday. This one is a bit more work as there is an existing website that needs content migrated, but I love a challenge! …

New projects, moving tasks, etc.

This past week has been jam-packed with meetings, code, and planning. At BriteBee, the Praxis business partner I’m currently an apprentice at, I’ve been busy building landing pages for BriteBee and their clients. It’s been a good exercise in WordPress and design and I decided it was time for me to re-instate my Dribbble account to share my design journey.

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My debut Dribbble shot

The website I built for launched as well this past week and it’s been seeing some healthy engagement — I stayed up for a few late nights to have it wrapped up on time, but it was definitely worth it. …

From an introvert who’s moved 10 times.

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Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

Moving to a new city is often a fact of life for any adult trying to advance their career, either if that’s vertical promotion or moving on to a new company. The first time many experience this is the first post-college position, and it can be a scary proposition. For most of our lives up until that point, we had the social safety net of lunch tables, classrooms, and extracurricular activities to provide a reliable way to meet new friends. After you graduate, however, you’re shoved into the desolate post-college social tundra… if you aren’t proactive, deliberate, and open-minded. …

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The exterior of my new apartment building

Another week has come and gone at my new position at BriteBee. To say I’ve been staying busy is an understatement. Monday-Friday of last week was jam-packed with meetings, coding, and emails.

My biggest goal last week was to ship the BriteBee Marketing website that I designed and developed. I quickly learned my lesson about cross-browser compatibility after Kelly, our CTO, tested the site in IE and promptly sent me screenshots of a completely unusable interface.

After some digging, I found that IE has some well-known issues with flexbox-sizing so I wrote the appropriate fixes and tested the site in a local Virtual Machine provided by Microsoft (for free!) that was rather handy. …

Here’s the alternative.

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Photo by Ian Espinosa on Unsplash

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that student debt is quite a burden. Right now, there are 44 million borrowers in the United States who collectively owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. That’s no a small number. It would take over ten Jeff Bezos to pay all that back (however, might soon become twenty Bezos).

The average college graduate in 2018 earned a starting salary of $50,390, up 2.8% from the class of 2017. …


Noah Buscher

Full-time developer, part-time adventurer.

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