Agney Menon

Engineer. Driven by Passion

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Tailwind CSS on Snowpack

on April 20, 2020

Snowpack is a tool for building web applications with less tooling and 10x faster iteration. Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework for rapidly building custom designs. Let's explore how to combine both of them. First resource we…

10k and Reflecting on StackOverflow

on April 18, 2020

About 5 years ago, as I started out on Stack Overflow, I was simply looking for a way to keep track of answers that I see. Then, one day it felt like I could use some validation. If I could get out there and answer few questions from others…

Effective Remote Communication

on April 04, 2020

A lot of people are taking to remote for the first time because of the pandemic. While doing software engineering remote is well and good enough for most people, it's the communication that they struggle with. If you do not see the other…

Toast with Ionic React

on March 28, 2020

A toast notification is a long standing custom in mobile application used to notify the user of something happening within the system. Sometimes it even has buttons for interaction. Here is how to use one (straight from the docs): Well…

React - Avatars and Avatar Groups

on March 25, 2020

Avatar components are a huge part of our pages nowadays. From homepages to profile, the proliferation of round avatars everywhere. What would be the challenges of just adding an image in place? Images take time to load, the space would be…

Theming with Styled Components

on March 03, 2020

A guide on theming your web applications with Styled Components. Why should you theme? Themes help create an identity for your application. Themes can help abstract all usages of a particular color, length or shadow to a single place so…

TIL - Grid Blowout

on March 01, 2020

Today I learned that there is a thing named Grid Blowout . It's not as bad as sounds though. One fine day, I had a normal grid going and things were going great. Then the requirements changed and text had to be on a single line with…

Fast Track to Dark Mode with Styled Components

on February 25, 2020

This post describes a fast track to dark mode with Styled Components and a couple of other packages which is currently implemented on this blog. Note that we will not be discussing the implications or concept behind dark mode, there are…