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 46: Slapped Wrist

    A week of architecture diagrams, booking holidays, signing contracts, a bunch of new TV, and being overenthusiastic about boozing again. Read Week 46: Slapped Wrist.

  2. Week 45: Coaching

    A week of catching up with people, playing with Architect, binge-watching Castle, career coaching, house news, and a night of Kalimotxo Blondes. Read Week 45: Coaching.

  3. Week 44: Genius

    Six sheets of A4 grid paper laid out with city walls drawn in a large circle across all of them.

    A week of cute babies, lots of fun pull requests, stress and exhaustion, being Spelling Bee geniuses, and ramping up my map-drawing ambitions. Read Week 44: Genius.

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.