Guides, Thoughts & Resources on Building for the Web.

Hey, I'm Will. I'm a self-taught developer interested in web technology, digital marketing, and web design. I use this site to document what I'm learning as I attempt to build and grow various web projects.

Recent Posts

I Quit Programming (or did I?)

Apr 1, 2023 · 8 min.

Why I'm shifting my focus away from programming.

Universal Analytics Deprecation is Imminent

Feb 10, 2023 · 2 min.

There's less than 6 months left until Google sunsets Universal Analytics and I still haven't touched GA4 with a ten foot pole. I can't be the only one.

Building a Niche Directory Site With Django Part 1: Intro

Nov 28, 2022 · 3 min.
Web Development Case Studies

Follow along from idea to launch as I build a niche directory site from scratch with the Django web framework.

Hugo: Prevent Spammers From Scraping Your Email With JS

Jun 16, 2022 · 4 min.
Web Development

With a one-liner in Hugo and a bit of basic JavaScript, you'll never have to manually jumble your email address again to prevent scrapers from getting to it.

Should you learn frontend or backend? Neither. Do this instead.

Jun 15, 2022 · 4 min.
Web Development

In the age of bootcamps, roadmaps, and hustle, going with the flow and enjoying the process is a far better approach than following a strict learning regimen.

Installing django-extensions graph_models With Docker

Posted: Sep 20, 2021 ·  Updated: Sep 28, 2022 · 4 min.
Web Development

How to install the dependencies for the django-extensions app's graph_models feature while running a Django app in a Docker container.

Book Review: Introducing Python 2nd Edition by Bill Lubanovic

Jun 19, 2021 · 6 min.

An unbiased review of Introducing Python: Modern Computing in Simple Packages (Second Edition) by Bill Lubanovic for those who want to improve their Python.

Track Your Weight Loss With This Simple Excel Spreadsheet

Jan 6, 2021 · 6 min.

Are you struggling with losing weight? This simple spreadsheet helps you calculate your macros, track caloric intake, and measure weight loss over time.

The Simple Way to Validate Demand for Product Ideas

Nov 17, 2020 · 8 min.

People tend to overcomplicate validating ideas or market demand for products. Some skip it altogether. But it's not as hard as you think.

The Most Useful Technical Skills for Digital Marketers

Nov 11, 2020 · 19 min.

Exploring the most in-demand technical skills for digital marketers with learning resources and in-depth explanations.

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My Projects

Screenshot of a calorie calculator
Sample output of a pyspeedinsights Excel report
Screenshot of the football game's standings page grouped by division
Hero section of construction website's homepage
Hero section of the Hugo Liftoff theme homepage