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Hello!

I’m Amir R Muntasser and I’m a web developer, wizard, and shoe enthusiast from Tucson, Arizona. I am the Director of CMS Development at Simpleview.

Who would have thought that a young, Arab boy from the Southwest would one day grow up to be a winner of one the coveted Vuenicorns from the very first VueConf Toronto by building a shitty clone of Simon? No one, because that would have been absolutely wild for anyone to concieve and yet here we are and that's what happened.

I don't even write code anymore, but I think about it a lot…

Recent Posts

How to Animate Sprites on the Web

You like sprites? I like sprites. So I wanted to make see how easy it would be to make an animation from a sprite sheet. Turns out it's super easy, barely an iconvenience.

Creating an RSS feed with Next.js and Next-MDX

I recently decided to fully rebuild my blog from the ground up using Next.js. By default, there's no built-in support to auto-generate an RSS for blog posts like there are in so many starters for Gatsby. As such I needed to roll my own.

Finding Respite in Lego

There's something to be said about having a task that you can do with your hands and following directions that blocks everything else out.

This one weird trick changed my whole async/await game

Drop caps can present a unique challenge for accessibility. It may seem like a simple enough design feature to implement on a site, but given that the CSS for actual drop cap support is presently only implemented in Safari we have to get a bit hacky.

Making Accessible Drop Caps

Drop caps can present a unique challenge for accessibility. It may seem like a simple enough design feature to implement on a site, but given that the CSS for actual drop cap support is presently only implemented in Safari we have to get a bit hacky.