My name is Tania Rascia, and I’m a web designer/developer and tech writer from Chicago. I made my first website in 1998, and many more throughout the years for anything I was interested in, including Ricky Gervais’s failed ’80s duo, video games, a comparison of diatonic and chromatic accordions, Digimon, a study of George Michael’s facial hair through the years, countless blogs and forums, and back to parodies of the 90’s era ‘Net.

I made the “obvious” life choice and went to culinary school to work as a chef for 8 years. I realized coding was my true calling, and now I get to do it for a living.

I use this website to document and share everything I learn. My goal is to create trustworthy, quality articles to guide and encourage others. Many well-intentioned tutorials writers suffer from the curse of knowledge, and don’t realize how hard their resources can be to understand. My aim is to write 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.

Also, I like to sing and play accordion.

What I’m doing now

Updated 4/25/2017

  • Speaking at WordCamp Chicago 2017 on developing a WordPress theme from scratch
  • Working full time
  • Writing articles for
  • Brainstorming ideas for a vaguely webdev themed Podcast

Inspired by Leo Babauta and Derek Sivers.



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