Building Ourselves Up to Build Things

you know when you’re trying to make a thing on the internet, and the platform you’re using is free so you can’t complain, but the very simple thing you want isn’t built in so you groan and click “source” to examine the HTML only to see endless <span> and <div> tags that are out to personally ruin your life?! I have now come to understand that the years of fandom-tumblr-theme-tweaking and tinyletter-wysiwyg-fighting that got me messing with HTML by trial and error were incredibly valuable.

I wrote for the Scholars’ Lab blog on “annoyed-user HTML” and other skills I didn’t realize were legit coding knowledge.

Building Ourselves Up to Build Things

Published by Catherine Addington

I am a translator from Spanish to English and a writer on saints, myths, and icons in both religious and secular contexts.

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