Lessons from moving

It’s already been about two months since I moved to Montreal, and I’ve learned a lot about myself during this time. In this post I share some things I’ve learned after moving to a new city for the first time.

Noobow: 1995-1997

Recently I was packing for my move to Montreal and I came across a stack of comics that I had drawn from 1995 to approximately 1997.

Noobow comic

Noobow: episode 1 of 57.

I wrote my first Medium article

The other day I published an article on Medium for the first time, under the Shopify UX publication.

It’s about accessible, mobile-friendly data tables, and the lessons that I learned making it. You can check it out here 🙂

Hopefully many more to come!

Français Friday 03: Bonjour Montréal!

La semaine passĂ©, j’ai dĂ©mĂ©nagĂ© d’Ottawa Ă  mon nouveau appartement dans MontrĂ©al, avec l’aide de mes amis.

Je suis tellement reconnaissant pour mes amis qui m’a aidĂ© dĂ©mĂ©nager. Non seulement ont-ils m’aidĂ© charger le camion, ils sont aussi venu tout le chemin Ă  MontrĂ©al pour dĂ©charger. J’adore mes amis ❀.

Le dĂ©mĂ©nagement m’a fait rĂ©alisĂ© que j’ai trop de possessions 😔. J’ai essayĂ© de donner les vĂȘtements et vendre des choses que je n’utilise pas, mais Ă  la fin j’avais encore beaucoup de choses a dĂ©mĂ©nager. Il faut que je fais une vĂ©rification de l’inventaire, et jeter les choses que je ne besoin pas plus.

En tout cas je suis excitĂ© Ă  dĂ©couvrir les magasins dans mon voisinage. Il semble qu’il y a beaucoup de bons cafĂ©s et restaurants içi Ă  Mile End!

Français Friday 02: Au revoir, Ottawa!

TrÚs bientÎt, je vais déménager à Montréal.

Je veux partir Ottawa pour plusieurs raisons. PremiĂšrement, j’ai jamais vis dans une autre ville. Ça va ĂȘtre intĂ©ressant Ă  voir le bien et le mal d’une nouvelle ville (j’Ă©spĂšre que c’est pour la plupart les biens 😀).

Adios, Ottawa

Pretty soon I’ll be saying goodbye to Ottawa and moving to my new home: Montreal.

fairmount

Français Friday 01: Introduction

Aujourd’hui je veux commencer quelque-chose que je pensais de faire pour un long temps. Dans le but d’amĂ©liorer mon français, je veux Ă©crire un petit blog post chaque vendredi (ou tout les autres vendredis) en français.

The Leafs finish last in the league, but I couldn’t be more excited

Last night the Leafs lost to the New Jersey Devils, clinching the last place position in the league. You may be thinking “lol typical Leafs, such a crap team”. True, they finished last place in the league with an abysmal 29-42-11 record, but for me this has been the most exciting season to watch the Leafs.

Accessibility improvements to my blog

These past few months I’ve been super-interested in web accessibility (a11y). As I was learning more about it, I was also compiling a list of a11y-related issues on my own blog. This weekend I spent some time to finally scratch the ol’ itch and crush a bunch of these issues. This is great news for all ten of my readers!

VoiceOver, tables and visually hiding columns

I was working more on tables when I ran into another weird issue in VoiceOver. I needed to visually hide a column in a table, but not use display: none so that it could still be accessible by screen readers.

I tried out the “position content off-screen” technique outlined by WebAim.org, and that worked great until I started testing in VoiceOver.

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