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 as much as I can (hoping for 30 countries by 30!)
What I’m doing now
- Backpacking – currently in Edinburgh, heading to Portugal/Poro soon.
- Reading the Expanse series – currently on book #5, Nemesis Games.
- Mapping out all the local coffeeshops I’ve been to at Cafétography
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.
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
Computer: MacBook Pro 2015
Editor: Visual Studio Code
Syntax Highlighting: PrismJS
Code Theme: New Moon
Programming Notes: Quiver