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Hi, I'm Lyza Danger Gardner. I have over 25 years of experience building on the open Web platform. I came from Portland, Ore., where was a co-founder of Cloud Four. I’m a generalist with an abiding love for the Web.

I like figuring things out and building web applications and sites. I especially like writing, speaking, and teaching about web technology, bringing people together and helping to be a good steward of the web and its standards.

I’ve written a couple of books, written a whole lot of other content, and spoken at dozens of conferences. I know how web fundamentals work, am reasonably decent at JavaScript/TypeScript, and have spent a lot of time doing front-end and full-stack development.

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I started writing a series of historical blog posts about the 27-year history of my domain, I thought it was going to be a chance to trot out technical milestones and document how my website echoed the evolution of the web platform. But it has headed somewhere else entirely.

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Lyza Working
  • Beyond Tellerand
  • JS Conf
  • Smashing Conference
  • Holy JS
  • Responsive Field Day
  • Web Expo
  • O'Reilly Velocity
  • Breaking Development
  • Over the Air
  • Edge Conf 5
  • Responsive Day Out
  • Funka Accessibility Days

web development and fundamentals

  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Open web standards
  • Web APIs
  • accessibility
  • performance

exquisite written and spoken communication

  • books
  • articles
  • conferences
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • code reviews

empathic, values-based technical leadership

  • team leadership
  • project management
  • standards stewardship
  • process management
  • OSS contributor
  • mentorship

full-stack web application development

  • Frontend and Backend
  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • python
  • PHP
  • React, or
  • JS framework du jour
  • tailwindcss, or
  • CSS thingy du jour
  • API design
  • SQL

software development methodology

  • project architecture
  • product development
  • design patterns
  • version control / git
  • testing
  • teamwork
  • CI / CD
  • workflows

design thinking and technical humanity

  • design systems
  • responsive design
  • accessibility
  • User Experience (UX)
  • User Interface (UI)
  • feature design
  • always learning

I talk about keeping up with what's going on in this in-depth featured interview in net magazine.

In this article, I explain what a service worker is and how to put together your own by registering, installing, and activating it without any hassle.

I am interviewed in Matt Griffin's feature-length documentary about the genesis of the world-wide web (and so is Sir Tim Berners-Lee!).

This article required bravery to write, but was A List Apart's most-read article, ever, when published. I was a regular columnist at ALA when I wrote this.

In an absurd chapter for Make: JavaScript Robots, I demonstrate how to construct an indoor sundial using embedded electronics and the Johnny-Five open-source JavaScript IoT framework.

Scott chats with me about explorations into hardware using the Johnny-Five Framework: you can control Arduinos and more with JavaScript!