Rowan Manning

Hi đź‘‹ I'm Rowan Manning, a Principal Engineer at the Financial Times. I used to maintain Pa11y and write about web development, nowadays I mostly alternate between playing D&D or Minecraft.

Weeknotes

  1. Week 93: Good Little Cog

    Me lounging on the bed instead of doing something interesting.

    A week of relentless positivity, cute logos, delicious food, Rust, book clubs, tequila, BeReal, and reading witness statements. Read Week 93: Good Little Cog.

  2. Week 92: Unwelcome Guests

    A week of book clubs, reading again, new team members, learning to code, summer birthdays, Kalimotxo Blondes, and a new housemate. Read Week 92: Unwelcome Guests.

  3. Week 91: Huddersfield

    Me, Charlotte, Jenn, and Chris in a photo booth. I'm wearing a poop-shaped hat and beer glasses, Chris is wearing a tiara, Jenn is wearing a mask, and Charlotte has a shark hat on

    A week of birthdays, aircon, pizza, unexpected visitors, quirky accommodation, weddings in Huddersfield, Torn by Natalie Imbruglia. Read Week 91: Huddersfield.

Latest Posts

  1. Webmentions for your Static Site

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    A small dive into one of my new favourite web technologies: webmentions. This post talks through how I use them to make my static website feel more alive and social. Learn how to send and receive webmentions on your static website.

  2. Organising a virtual treasure hunt as a team social

    A slide from our presentation, it contains an image of a treasure chest and the words “We’re going to take you on a treasure hunt to commemorate a pretty tough 365 days”

    The real treasures were the friends we made along the way. Read about how we built a fun virtual treasure hunt.