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Writing to share with you.

  • 2023 Year In Review

    A look back at accomplishments and happenings in 2023.
  • A New Start With Old Paint

    In recent months I dusted off old paints and set them up in a corner in my basement.
  • The Galactic Guppy Returns

    The Galactic Guppy, the ultimate fish out of water story, tells of a lowly guppy thrust into an intergalactic battle of good and evil.
  • Web Components & Display Contents

    The CSS property display: contents; can help layout CSS grids using web components.
  • The Lobotomized Owl & Web Component Slots

    The Lobotomized Owl trick does not work for slotted content in web components. What else can be done?
  • 2022 Year In Review

    A look back at accomplishments and happenings over the last year.
  • SVG Self-Portrait

    Notes on digital self-portrait created with Adobe Fresco.
  • The Lonely Place

    The lonely place is the only place I will ever hear my own voice.
  • Joshtimization

    A few performance updates because I’m weak and can’t help myself.
  • Wendell Mohr & Little Bo

    How Google Street View and an expired online auction took me back to my childhood home.
  • Solving Problems in Design

    In June, my student work was featured in a video Roy R. Behrens produced, titled Solving Problems in Design.
  • Ray Frederick Sale

    I attended a sale of work by the late artist Ray Fredrick and made some connections.
  • Not So Fast

    Remembering why I made this website in the first place.
  • A Look Back at 2021

    A look back at work, running, and changes to this site in 2021.
  • The Fastest

    Hey! I have the fastest site on The Eleventy Leaderboard for №15 (and №16 and №17)!
  • A Running Log - Garmin Connect and Eleventy

    Use Eleventy to log Garmin Connect activities on a website and automate the process with Zapier and Netlify.
  • Find Whitespace in VSCode

    Something I learned about whitespace (and new line character) regex search in VSCode.
  • December 27th, 2020

    I stepped outside into the crisp December morning.
  • It’ll all be over by... Christmas

    Slow and steady is the race. Onward to 2021.
  • Project Proposal Form

    Rebuild an old design, a print form, in HTML.
  • The First Weeks of October

    Haikus to commemorate extra time outdoors during the first three weeks of October 2020.
  • Crain Family Ancestry

    How I became involved, the resources I found valuable, and the places I’ve visited in search of a Crain family history.
  • The launch of this website

    The (much delayed) launch of a personal website, joshcrain.io.
  • Becoming a front-end master

    Chris’ readings and exercises to guide me towards front-end mastery.
  • Love Bears All Things

    A year ago for Valentine’s Day I made a couple bears in love. Illustration in CSS and HTML is completely unnecessary—but fun!
  • Yamaha SHS-10

    The Yamaha SHS-10 keytar is rendered in Adobe Illustrator. Created in about 2006.
  • Forsaken

    Forsaken places.
  • Arizona & Utah

    Paria Movie Site, Montezuma Castle, Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon.
  • 140 miles from the Camp Fire

    The Camp Fire began the day we arrived.
  • A Run

    That was the night I planned to run six but instead ended up on a gravel road in the middle of a twelve-mile loop...