Tracy Lum

Programming is awesome

April 24th, 2016 in

Hey, I’m still alive.

Coding is great. I’m building cool stuff and learning a ton. If you want to see my work, go ahead and sign up at We’re building the future of education.

Here are some screen caps of cool stuff that I’ve been working on.

Responsive Right Rail


Neighbors Page

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 10.18.34 PM

Neighbors Email

Neighbors Email

In other news, I finally moved to the great city of New York, so look out for more posts now that I don’t have to waste three of hours a day commuting. Yay!


February 13th, 2016 in

I think I may have a slight addiction to coding. Between accepting a job offer and starting the actual job, I took a week off to relax and take care of some things. More often than not I’d find myself wandering over to my laptop where I would begin tweaking something or doing a couple practice exercises. This may or may not be healthy.

Regardless, I suppose it bodes well for my newly chosen profession. I love computers and creating things, so this is a match made in heaven.

Today I decided to simplify the layout. I didn’t change the colors or anything. Mostly I trimmed down the layout to a single column because who needs that second column anyway? And who is actually going to page through my archives? Real talk: no one. There is in fact an archive page, but I’ll nestle it away somewhere else for my own use. That is all. Soon I hope to resume writing regularly as well.

Coffee and Cover Photos

February 5th, 2016 in

Thanks to Death to the Stock Photo, I get an awesome pack of beautiful (stock-like) photos every month. This past month’s was all about coffee, so obviously I had to put them to good use.

I decided to investigate how some websites achieve that awesome effect of having beautifully laid out text scroll over a fixed background. At first, I thought it was by using CSS to make a parallax effect. (Trying to get parallax to work boggled my mind for quite a while.) As it turns out, it’s much simpler. All you need to do is set a background to be fixed for a given div and then use the CSS ‘background-size: cover;’ property. I’ll write more about it in my technical blog, but for now, you can check out this masterpiece.