#startYourShift How to Make the Web Better

My contribution to theShift: a writing project designed to help us produce and consume unique perspectives on topics relevant to the web industry.

a writing project designed to help us produce and consume unique perspectives on topics relevant to the web industry.

A little over 2 years ago I joined Sparkbox. The focus on community, learning, and teaching were all contributors to that decision. Today we have 4 apprentices (Cat, Bennett, Brittany, and Nate) sitting among our team, double the 2014 cohort and 1 more than 2015. Build Right: Maker Series is looking to broaden our horizons by looking beyond HTML, CSS, and even tech to talk about wearables, physical health, and getting things done.

At home, we ask of our 4 awesome kids to learn an instrument, play a sport, write books or comics, and learn the skills of Scouts. They fight us all the time, but we know that breadth and awareness is as much an ingredient to success as depth.

Personally, I’ve found myself this last year “without the time” to explore things beyond my comfort zone. I’ve not shipped a personal project in over a year. This is my first personal blog post since 2014! I’ve found a rut.

The Web is a reflection of those building it – after all The Web is a collection rather than a singular item. As a matter of building a better web, I’d like to once again make the time to expand my normal by looking outside the web.