Ask me about:
- Front-end Web Development
- Web Performance
- Public Speaking
- Open Source Projects
This AMA session is over but you can still ask questions to Una Kravets on their Hashnode profile.
Message from the host 💬
Thanks for participating! I really enjoyed answering your questions 😄 (what a variety!)
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at me @una with any followup questions/comments you might have! Hopefully I might get to meet some of you at an event some day too!
- What are your thoughts on CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation?
- Do you think they are good for web developers?
- Would you personally recommend developers to use them?
Thanks for doing this AMA! What, according to you, are some of the best and worst trends in CSS currently?
- What does your day-to-day life look like as an engineer?
- What's the best thing about working at DigitalOcean?
How did you start your career? Do you always wanted to be a web developer?
Hi Una, I love your website. How do you append
/#💁, at the end of all your URLs?
When is the official drop date on your album? I hear its going to be 🔥🔥🔥
What are some of the biggest lessons that you have learned after developing for the web for so many years?
What are some of your favourite audio books?
Hi Una, thanks for AMA.
How does someone start as speaker? Let's say you shine at something, knows topic excellently and you could talk about it. How do you get noticed to be invited on event, or do you ask yourself to talk on event? And when you find it :D what does you need to pay attention to when talking? What are some common mistakes people do? For someone who is not in world of Web and UI Development - at this time, what technologies, stacks you should learn to start with developing sites and especially UI? With all this designs, material designs, etc, what are things you need to pay attention when developing UI, is there some good reading about it (practical considerations, what to do or no...)? This could be a questions for a few AMAs, I hope it doesn't look scary. :D
Thanks once again for AMA. =)
Una, you represent so much more than your code and projects. I like to keep up with all the things you're doing because you care about the community, good code, technical evolution, and proper downtime. My question is: how do you juggle all of this while still having a full time job? Every time I've tried to accomplish more and diminish the hard line between "work-life balance", I've failed miserable by either burning out or having major FoMO about everything else that I was NOT doing instead.
What are your strategies that keep you going on what feels like the right direction, and how do you choose which of the 8584 things going on in the front-end world to pursue?
DigitalOcean has a best UX and dev-friendly UI. How such simplicity was achieved? What technologies are you using?
What are the 3 things you hate about CSS? 😬
What advice would you like give to people who want to develop public speaking skills?
Much thanks for hosting the AMA, Una! What is your take on the whole React vs. Angular debate? Which one do you personally use, and what are a few things you like about it?
Thanks for this AMA. What is your opinion about platforms, like Cloudways, Bitnami and WPEngine, that are providing managed hosting for DigitalOcean and other IaaS?
How technical writer's job looks like? Do you write project documentation and keep it up-to-date, do you write any analysis reports, tech specs, etc? In your vision how those documents are important for engineering team and business team, where they can find those documents?
How anyone can become a technical writer? How to write technical documents in a maximum short, simple structure and language? Do you write those documents using Markdown, LibreOffice, LaTeX, HTML, Microsoft Office or something else?
Thanks for the AMA, Una.
Front-end developers today don't think much when using modern CSS3 properties (transitions, animations, etc). How should one research and what are the things to remember when developing websites?
What are problems between a designer and a UI engineer? How would you improve that process? What do you miss from designers? What would you suggest to any designer and web design agency?
What tips would you give to UI developers so they can stay active and avoid getting rusty?
Hey Una! Thanks for doing the AMA :)
What should we developers do to save ourselves from getting burnt out?
We all agree, accessibility is very important. How should one motivate beginner developers to take care of it?
I will ask this because is amazing how much you do and it looks overwhelming, how many hours do you sleep?
Hi, Una - so wonderful of you to do an AMA!
And another question: Any tips, tricks, advice, etc., for a career changer with terrific project management skills, improving-every-day coding skills (I practice everyday & take on small web des/dev clients for experience), and a desire to make this my new life's work? I'm moving from 18 years as a nonprofit writer (communications, marketing & grant writing) to front end development. Thanks again!