Tatiana Mac is an American engineer who builds inclusive, accessible, and ethical products with thoughtful practices.
designer engineer who codes.
A writer who reads.
A speaker who listens.
My writing selfishly serves me first—it's a conduit for me to learn, to process, and to release. While this is the main goal of my writing, I do hope that others benefit as well. Most of the writing I share here falls into two broad categories.
Requests v. demands, indirect vs. direct language, and responding and ignoring are all ways we communicate our power in daily interactions, even if subconsciously and quietlyculture humans
Being more curious and less critical in engineeringculture engineering
Unfortunately, so many of our tutorials (and media in general) only comes in one form. When our teachings are only provided in one media, in one language, in one *form*, it is inherently inaccessible to some subset of our students.tutorials performance accessibility
Use the prefers-reduced-motion media query to help guide your animation principlestutorials animation accessibility engineering
We're quick to judge everyone by our own moral compass. Our north star is just that: ours.humans
Empathy gets thrown around a lot as the solution to the world's problems. I think we need to examine what empathy really is.humans
Activism is not a sprint to a finish; there is no finish, but rather a life-long marathon commitment to showing up every single day. Like running, it requires training and a strategyhumans
In the second instalment of a four part guide, I show you how to install Eleventy—except I walk through each gruelling step.tutorials Eleventy engineering
Black folks are protesting for their survival, and you're a white dude who isn't sure how to help. What now? I've written you a guide.humans
Black folks are protesting for their survival, and you're a white woman who isn't sure how to help. What now? I've written you a guide.humans
Static site generators (SSGs) are critical to modern tooling. When used thoughtfully, SSGs can facilitate sites that need something in the middle—in the vast expanse between static, hand-coded sites and dynamic behemoths. In a multi-part guide, I'll show you how to use Eleventy.tutorials Eleventy engineering
Our industry infatuation with abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms might make us lose clarity.
During this time, many of us are thinking of the lockdown as a pause from reality. But what happens to the lives we lead between when reality can reconnect with itself?
As stewards of performance and accessibility, at the cusp of privilege, we must be the ones to have the conversations tactfully and thoughtfully.
Here are 10 reasons why I'd like to see more beginners teach; for yourself, for your future students, for your peers, and for our industry as a whole.
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