Jon Daiello Designer + Front-End Engineer

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The Power of the Web

Every so often something emerges that changes the fabric of society. The wheel revolutionized the human ability to move and perform hard labor. The printing press made publishing literature easier and faster. Electricity spawned a maelstrom of invention. The internet came along and made just as profound a changes.

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Pride: The Education Killer

First things first: I love learning. I’m one of those life-long learners. My goal is to always be learning and to form a neural-like network of information that will give me perspective and insights into all areas of my life. It’s why I value education. It’s why I strive to know what I don’t know.

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The Importance of Diversity in the Web Industry

First off, I have to make a confession: As a white male in my 30s in the web industry, I never really cared about diversity. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I often felt like I had to ‘fight’ to get recognized or find new opportunities. I had to fight against intentional decision making against my demographic. I am not unique, therefore I am overlooked. At times this caused me great frustration and often anger at the initiative.

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The Power of Passion

When I first saw Sparkbox tweet about their new idea of #startYourShift, I was immediately drawn in. How to make the web better? I had a thousand ideas of what I wanted to write about, but ran into trouble narrowing down my options. Ideas spanned across great UX, user centered design, accessibility, simplicity and humility in your attitude. These are all areas I’m passionate about. And then it hit me: Passion.

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Developing on the Edge

I’ve been using the latest and greatest version of ExpressionEngine to develop my personal site. I love the new UI, some of the new features, but lets just say there’s a few ‘bugs’…

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