I’m Tania Rascia, a web designer/developer from Chicago. I started designing websites for fun back in 1998, and it became my primary hobby throughout adolescence. In an unexpected twist, I went to culinary school and worked as professional chef for 8 years. After some introspection, I embarked on a career change into web development in 2014.
I use this website to document and share everything I learn. My goal is to create concise, easy-to-follow guides for beginner/intermediate developers that make no assumptions, list all prerequisites, and have clear, attainable goals. I’ve also written for Digital Ocean and SitePoint.
I strongly believe in being the change I wish to see in the world (and Internet), which is why you’ll see no ads, popups, or sponsorships on my site. I have a lot planned for the future, so I encourage you to join my email list or connect with me on GitHub and/or Twitter.
I speak Spanish, sing and play accordion, play volleyball, and love to travel and backpack as much as I can.
If you have a question that others might benefit from as well, I encourage you to ask me anything on GitHub.
If you like what I’m doing, if my articles and guides have helped you, or if you want to support me in encouraging an internet without ads, please donate!
What I’m doing now
- Working full time as a PHP Developer
- Looking for a good book to read.
- Constantly redesigning my website.
- Planning to write a book on WordPress development.
- Enjoying the beginning of Chicago summer.
A dark syntax theme optimized for web development that I’m delighted to use every day – available on Visual Studio Code, Atom, Brackets, and Sublime Text.
A project to keep track of the flavor and ambiance of all the coffeeshops that I write at around the city of Chicago.
A minimalist Sass starterpack built that provides helpful, browser-consistent styling for buttons, forms, tables, lists, and typography.
A test page that contains all the most common HTML5 elements. Toggle between all the most common front end frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, Skeleton, Material, and Primitive).
Ivory & Ivory
A list of all my musical recordings, in which I sing and play accordion.
A small, mobile web app I made for passing the Amtrak signal test.
May 3rd, 2018
February 19th, 2018
January 12th, 2018
How to Make Changes to the DOM
December 26th, 2017
How to Traverse the DOM
December 5th, 2017
How to Upload a File to Object Storage with Node.js
November 23rd, 2017
How to Access Elements in the DOM
November 20th, 2017
Understanding the DOM Tree and Nodes
November 8th, 2017
Introduction to the DOM
November 6th, 2017
October 19, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 3, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 11, 2017
August 29, 2017
August 25th, 2017
August 15th, 2017
August 14th, 2017
August 10th, 2017
July 28th, 2017
July 19th, 2017
July 14th, 2017
July 11, 2017
July 5th, 2017
June 20, 2017
An Introduction to jQuery
February 7, 2017
January 31, 2017
Super Yes More
Productivity: How I Use Technology to Organize my Life
June 19, 2017
Developing a WordPress Theme From Scratch
April 30th, 2017 – WordCamp Chicago