bt.ht

I'm Brad Taunt, a UX-focused front-end designer, technical writer, and self-taught developer who creates enjoyable experiences for humans.

Passionate about open source software, usability, privacy, and minimal design.

This small piece of the internet stores a growing collection of my personal brain dumps.

Currently Senior Product Designer @ Donorbox.

Brain Dumps Published
Adventures in Creating a Minimal Alpine Linux Installer
Building openring with Jekyll Build
Don't Make a Blog, Make a Brain Dump
Do You Have an Extra $10?
Embracing Slow Tech
Migrating from GitHub to sourcehut
Never Do Spec Work for Free
Setting Up AdGuard Home with Eero
Avoiding Featurism
Simplifying the Craigslist Gallery
RE: Creating a Simple HTML/CSS Notice Box
Installing Custom Fonts on Linux from the Command Line
Setup Jekyll from Scratch on a New Linux System
A Warning for New Designers: Avoid Dribbble
Setting Up Jekyll on Windows 10
Looping Through Jekyll Collections
Making a Website Under 1kB
Hosting with Codeberg Pages
The Linux Desktop is Hard to Love
Yet Another Static Site Generator Switch
Happily Paying For macOS Apps
Clickable Links Inside XML
Schools Should Be Using Open Source Software
RSS Hacks With XSLT
Two Weeks with the DuckDuckGo Browser
This Site is Now a Shinobi Website
Dear Apple, Please Fix Safari's Default Dark Mode Link Color
My Static Blog Publishing Setup and an Apology to RSS Subscribers
Setting Up a Pi-hole Server with Eero
Transferring Media from macOS to a Jellyfin Server (Raspberry Pi 4)
February 2022 Update
My Cheapskate Commenting System
Convert Files to HTML with macOS Automator Quick Actions
Chrome OS Could Become the Future Leader of Computing
Icons Should be Complementary - Text is Always Better
Hosting a Jekyll Site on Sourcehut
Using Netlify for Dynamic URL Redirects
Using a New Domain and Switching Static Hosts
Modern Improvements for Default Browser Styles
A Reality Where CSS and JavaScript Don't Exist
Setting Up 1.1.1.1 for Families on a Pi-Hole
Batch Converting Images to webp with macOS Automator
Enabling Safari Extensions with the macOS Catalina Patcher
Create a Performance-Focused WordPress Blog for $4/month
Stuffing an SSD Inside the Raspberry Pi 400
Sharing The Things We Use
PS4 Download UI with Pure CSS
CSS Slope Graphs
SOMA Inspired Terminal Display with CSS
My Changing Opinion on Personal Website Design
Shiny, Animated CSS Buttons
Create a Mac App Icon with Pure HTML and CSS
The Lazy Developer's Dark Mode
Click to Load Website Images
89 Blog Posts in a Single HTML File
Introducing PageRoast
ThriftyName: $5 Brand Names
Self-Hosting Fathom Analytics with DigitalOcean
Setting Up Fathom Analytics with Netlify
Introducing Notez
Animated Radio Tab Toggles
Disabling Comments in WordPress
Pure CSS Bar Graphs with Graceful Mobile Fallbacks
Obvious Javascript 'Injection' Fallback
Bidirectional Scrolling: Why Not Both?
Menu Toggle with Pure CSS
Poor Man's CSS Full-Bleed Layout
Simple Navigation Setup in Jekyll 3.9.0
Portable Pi: Cheap Raspberry Pi Zero Hacker Terminal
Over-Engineering an Oil Tank Gauge
My Raspberry Pi Desktop
Linux Mint MacBook Air Setup
Goodbye WordPress, Hello Jekyll (Again)
Audio Hotkeys on Linux Mint
Improving Github’s New Design
Keynote Slides with Pure CSS
Quick and Dirty Theme Switcher
Mini Interactive Keyboard with Pure CSS
Fixing LocalWP on Fedora 32
WP Enqueue for Beginners
Faking 3D Elements with CSS
Stripe Menu Dropdowns (CSS)
Base64 All The Things! (Sometimes)
How to "FLOSS" as a Web Designer
Web Development on a $200 Chromebook
Billing for One CSS Change
Very Basic Form Styling
Improving Tufte CSS for Jekyll
Stop Using Sticky Navigation on Mobile
Plain Text Emails, Please
Being More Efficient as a Designer and Developer
Dynamic Checkboxes
Styling Empty Table Cells
Using HTML Validator Badges Again
They Won't Wait: A Warning for Slow Websites
Publishing Simple Books With Jekyll
Using Hamburger Menus? Try Sausage Links
Making Tables Responsive With Minimal CSS
Write HTML Like It's 1999
Using User-Select
News Websites Are Dumpster Fires
Text Align: Justify
Improving Receipt UX
Cut Your Forms in Half
First Letter Pseudo Element
Minimal CSS: Dropdown Menu
CSS Character Unit
Browser History Sucks
Yes, I Still Use jQuery
CSS Value: currentColor
CSS: Indenting Text
Simple Does Not Mean Ugly
Skip to Content Button
Prescription Form UI Improvements
Animated Card Tiles
Easy Toggle Switches
Super Mario Blocks in CSS
Proper UI Hierarchy
Tabbed Content Without JavaScript
Easy Custom Radio Inputs
Basic Gulp Build for Sass
Better Box Shadows
Over-Nesting
Using Parent Selectors in CSS
Width or flex-basis?
Adaptable Flexbox Grid
What Happened to Self-Hosted Blogs?
Pure CSS Simple Dropdown Plugin
Simple accessibility
Using Multiple CSS Background Images
Setting Up a Free SSL
CSS Video Backgrounds
CSS Variables
Stay Hungry
Open Source Typeface Pairings
ET-Jekyll Theme
Chasing Performance
The Death of Personality
Unsolicited Design Review - Dropbox
Goodbye CSS Preprocessors
Designers need thicker skin
The Wonders of Text Ellipsis
Aqua UI CSS Buttons