Front end

Loop a screen reader in a modal dialog

When showing a modal dialog on a website, we set focus within the modal, but the screen reader would fall to the rest of the page when reaching the end. The elements behind the modal began receiving narration.

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Front end

Typing teaching component with React & Redux

Let's empower users to become better typers. We want to provide an interactive experience for users to come in, pick up a typing lesson, and start improving. You could build an entire site around this idea, but for sake of simplicity, we will start with a dynamic component that can react correctly to user inputs.

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Culture

O'Reilly Fluent Conference

Back in June, I had the opportunity to attend the O'Reilly Fluent Conference in San José, CA. It was a fantastic experience. I met a lot of amazing people and learned a ton. Conferences are an amazing opportunity to break out from your day to day and gain perspective on the industry. The O'Reilly conference was a great experience for this, being a 4-day flash flood of web enthusiasts.

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Front end

Webview navigation timeout

This is a quick post on a problem I recently hit working on a C# XAML application. When using a webview to navigate to a website, there is no default retry, timeout, or time tracking attributes available with XAML. Users could hit timeouts of over a minute, and there is no built in tracking to handle these cases. In this post we'll look at a designing a solution for providing timing, and also take a look at a great networking tool, [Fiddler](https://www.telerik.com/download/fiddler).

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