I’m Tania Rascia, a web designer/developer from Chicago. I made my first website on GeoCities in 1998 and many more throughout the years, but I ended up getting a Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts and working as a chef for a decade. I embarked on a career change into web development in 2014 and I’ve been doing what I love ever since.
I use this website to document and share everything I learn, and share a bit of myself with the world. 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 also write for DigitalOcean, Envato Tuts+, 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, pop ups, 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.
What I’m doing now
- Working full time as a Front End Software Developer
- Writing articles for several publications
An MVC PHP application from scratch without any libraries, frameworks, or dependencies. Utilizes routing, authentication, object-oriented programming, and the model-view-controller architecture.
A minimalist Sass starterpack built that provides helpful, browser-consistent styling for buttons, forms, tables, lists, and typography.
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 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.
Node.js REST API: Connecting to a Database
August 23, 2018
Node.js REST API: Setting Up an Express Server
August 22, 2018
Node.js REST API: Understanding REST APIs
August 21, 2018
August 3, 2018
June 19, 2018
May 3, 2018
February 19, 2018
January 12, 2018
How to Make Changes to the DOM
December 26, 2017
How to Traverse the DOM
December 5, 2017
How to Upload a File to Object Storage with Node.js
November 23, 2017
How to Access Elements in the DOM
November 20, 2017
Understanding the DOM Tree and Nodes
November 8, 2017
Introduction to the DOM
November 6, 2017
October 19, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 3, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 11, 2017
August 29, 2017
August 25, 2017
August 15, 2017
August 14, 2017
August 10, 2017
July 28, 2017
July 19, 2017
July 11, 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 30, 2017 – WordCamp Chicago
Computer: MacBook Pro 2015
Host: NearlyFreeSpeech (Website), Amazon Web Services (Newsletter)
Editor: Visual Studio Code
Syntax Highlighting: PrismJS
Code Theme: New Moon
Workflow: Gulp, NPM Scripts