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.

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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.

Japan Trip 2015: Conclusion

Travelling to Japan with my buddies was amazing. I’ve solo-tripped many times, and I’d already been to many of the places that we went to, but there’s nothing quite like sharing moments with some of your best buds.

I’d like to wrap this series up with some tips for if you’re thinking of travelling to Japan, as well as some lessons that I learned on my trip.

Japan Trip 2015 Part 7: Back to Osaka

The shenanigans continued when we arrived in Osaka. We dropped off our bags at the AirBnB and immediately went for drinks. It was Mike and Sharhan’s last night in Japan so we decided to go hard.

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