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 39: Cold Wet Flannel

    Tootsie laying on the floor with a wet flannel draped over his body.

    A week of work rounders, new Rowans, melting cats, a mid-year review, and a fun stag do where I learned something I'm unexpectedly good at. Read Week 39: Cold Wet Flannel.

  2. Week 38: Searches

    A week of being sensible, visiting family, a lot of code for code's sake, looking forward to seeing work friends, and finally committing money to my flat purchase. Read Week 38: Searches.

  3. Week 37: No Sleep

    A week of more isolation, lots of trouble sleeping, playing Northgard with friends, and a whole lot of obsessing over Webmention. Read Week 37: No Sleep.

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.