Web-Crunch Digest

By Andy L

Design and development digest

Design and development digest

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Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #210

Hey!Welcome to another Web-Crunch digest. This week I posted a quick blog post about a new project I've been quietly hacking on called Rails UI. I explain the concept a little more deeply and hope to walk through some visuals with you in some upcoming videos.…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #209

Welcome to another Web-Crunch digest. This issue marks the launch of yet another addition to my "Let's Build" series. In 2018, I originally published the first version of an event scheduling app build. This time around I tweaked the type of app to mimic the w…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #208

Welcome to another Web-Crunch Digest!Earlier this week, I published a poll on my YouTube channel asking what "Let's Build" I should revamp using Rails 7 and the Hotwire framework. Many of you voted, and it appears the winner is an Event Scheduling app 🎉.I bro…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #207

Welcome to another week of the Web-Crunch digest!This week I recorded a requested video about my current development setup which covers the gear I use along with software and other tools. As a product guy I started out wanting the coolest setup. Over time I r…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #206

It's a new week! Welcome to another Web-Crunch digest. I send this newsletter out as I author new content. If you prefer I send something more regularly, like a weekly issue, I can entertain the idea! My goal isn't to spam you unless there's something new to …


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #205

Greetings!It has been a bit, but I'm back with a Let's Build series where we re-build a Twitter clone that was one of my first Let's Builds series. Find it linked below, and let me know if you'd like me to see more!In other news, web-crunch.com got a minor de…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #204

Welcome to another issue of the Web-Crunch digest. I have been a bit removed from the usual flow of sending this out weekly but I appreciate your attention if you're still reading this!Behind the scenes, I'm actively re-recording my course Hello Rails. The up…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #203

Thanks for tuning in to another week of the Web-Crunch digest. I hit send on this newsletter whenever I have new content to share. This week I took some time to create a guide for those looking to get busy with the features within the hotwire.dev framework. T…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #202

Welcome to another issue of the Web-Crunch digest. This week I took some time to update web-crunch.com (a Rails 6 app) to Rails 7. I figured it would be great to document my journey so I recorded the whole thing (linked below). I hope you enjoy!


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #201

Long time no talk! Welcome to issue #201 (Wow, that's a lot)If you are reading this you might have noticed a rather long lapse in my content publishing schedule.Where I've been and what I've been up toThe TL;DR; is I needed a break from the publishing game. I…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #200

Greetings!If you're in the states, Happy belated 4th of July! I've been quite busy behind the scenes so my publishing schedule took a hit. I just hit publish on a recent blog/vlog about my thoughts on marketing for developers and makers. Having built a number…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #199

After a bit of a break, I'm back! I'll be frank, over a brief break I considered pressing pause on Web-Crunch. Live is busy right now and I love contributing to this publication but time is of the essence lately. I was ready to put it down until I saw some re…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #198

Greetings!This week I hacked on a new Ruby on Rails application template that might be my new go-to. The template leverages some new tech called Vite to take care of the front-end. Rails ships with Webpack by default. As an app size scales, Webpack can become…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #197

I'm a long time Killswitch Engage fan. Howard Jones is no longer in the band but his current group is great as well. I saw them about a year or so ago live before the pandemic.


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #196

This is probably my favorite album following the early days of Bullet For My Valentine. I can't say I like the direction they've been going today but they have some bangers!


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #195

Welcome to another edition of the Web-Crunch Digest. I've been suffering from a bit of burn out so if my publishing schedule has seemed a tad slow this is why! I think it's good to take breaks from tasks you do consistently day in and day out. I hope you'll a…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #194

Welcome to issue #194 of the Web-Crunch Digest!This week I kicked off a new series revolving around creating a basic API using Ruby on Rails as the backend. The driver here is to introduce new ways to use Rails if you use something different on the front-end.…


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #193

Are you a freelancer? Looking for your next project? Check out my side project called lancer.to. It's a freelance-only job board with well-vetted jobs posted every week. Subscribe to receive automatic updates in your inbox.


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #192

I'm a big fan of metal music. This band is intense and high-energy. Really loving the dynamic sounds they produce.


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #191

The link above is the first of 6 videos (so far) on my Intro to CSS Flexbox series. Check out the entire collection.