Hi, I'm Ben 😊

Writing

Infrequent notes, technical rabbit holes & strong opinions weakly held.

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Side Projects

Tropical

Frustrated with the priorities and tradeoffs in popular modern static site generators, I made one for building fast, mostly-just-HTML static sites with islands of client-side JS.

Coexist

A pattern for server rendering pages from JS when using non-JS frameworks like Rails.

benandcamilla.in

A hand-rolled photoblog and an experimental attempt at doing big, beautiful photo stories faster, better and simpler than the big publishing platforms.

Dormant projects

  • Give Weekly: a newsletter aimed at directing some help to a single good cause
  • Dragster: better HTML5 drag events
  • Viewloader: JS components from the pre-component era
  • Style: an opinionated starting point for a scalable, maintainable CSS architecture