Peter Kaizer

designer | developer

Hi there, I am Peter Kaizer

I am a user experience designer and developer with a passion for user focused digital products that are highly functional and beautifully designed.

Currently I am working as a Lead Technologist/UXUI Designer for Booz | Allen | Hamilton.

This is my personal web space, where I post about technology, design and food, along with other things that catch my eye. You can read more about me or contact me.

Also check out my recommended books site.

Reading & Writing

CSS Grid layout best practices 

Apr 17, 2018

There comes a time when it's time to jump in with both feet on a new technology. For me now is the time with CSS Grid. In this article Rachel Andrew, editor in chief of Smashing Magazine, describes best practices, and some things that you probably don't need to worry about. This bit from the wrap up at the end of the article is spot on

Know that as an experienced front-end developer you are likely to have a whole set of preconceptions about how layout works. Try to look at these new methods anew rather than forcing them back into old patterns.

Art Directing For The Web With CSS Grid 

Apr 13, 2018

Great post from the awesome Andy Clarke on using the new CSS grid specification to art direct the layout of web pages. This quote resonates with me,

"If you’re at all serious about web design or development, you need to be serious about learning and using CSS Grid too."

Iterative Design, Iterative Code 

Aug 11, 2016

Great post from Brad Frost on getting feedback from the indie web community and particularly from Jonathan Snook. this quote resonates with me,

"Establishing this more collaborative, pattern-driven workflow means iterating over frontend code becomes a core and necessary part of the process."

We need more respect in our political discourse

Feb 15, 2016

Can Justice Ginsburg’s moving tribute to her friend Justice Scalia be an example to behave better... I hope so...

Hillary Clinton campaign logo

Apr 19, 2015

More on the evolving saga of the Hillary Clinton campaign logo...