Web-Crunch Digest

By Andy L

Design and development digest

Design and development digest

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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

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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.


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #190

One of my favorite bands is called Sevendust. They've been around for years and just recently did a live stream concert showcasing their "Animosity" album. That album doesn't have a bad song on it in my opinion. Hope you dig it!


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #189

These guys came up on my radar while listening to a New Core playlist on Spotify. Dig the track. I checked out the rest of this release and mostly prefer this song but it's a pretty decent album.


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #188

Hey there!Last week was a busy one. I managed to get a new guide out for installing Tailwind CSS v2.0 while using Ruby on Rails. The new Tailwind CSS upgrade is an exciting one. It's great to see how fast and far the framework has come. I struggle to want to …


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #187

I haven't listened to a lot this week but I was excited to hear the new Architects single drop. The band is evolving a bit but I'm still a fan.


Web-Crunch Digest - Issue #186

I never used to be a Doors fan but my parents were. Having lost both my parents I find some comfort in listening to the songs they used to when I was younger. It's funny how much music can have an impact you. It changed my life for the better. Everything I do…