Hey there! I'm Aleksandr.

I'm a software engineer and writer with an eye for creating beautiful, responsive designs. I love learning new things and sharing my discoveries with others. You can read my blog, learn more about me, or get in touch.

Recent Blog Posts

  1. How Writing Can Help You Become a Better Developer

    Writing is likely one of the last skills you associate with software development. But it plays a key role in a developer's life and can help you build a more successful career.

  2. Remember to Set a Width and Height on Your Images

    Layout shifts can be annoying and may even hurt your page's ranking, but you can minimize them by setting a width and height on images.

  3. Why You No Longer Enjoy Reading

    Reading books isn't something that everyone enjoys. But if you used to like reading but can no longer get past the first chapter of a new book, there may be a few reasons why.

  4. Why I Don't Like Tailwind CSS

    On paper, Tailwind CSS sounds like a great idea. In reality, it suffers from the same problems that it tries to solve.

  5. SVG Tutorial: How to Code SVG Icons by Hand

    Learn the basics of SVGs so you can code your own SVG icons by hand, without always relying on icon libraries.

Software Projects

I have experience with a wide range of stacks and enjoy working on projects that have a strong UI/UX component. Below are just some of my software projects that I'm most proud of.

  • Scribe

    Text editor developed with the Qt framework. Features standard file operations, syntax highlighting, brace autocomplete, and auto-indentation.

    • c++
    • qt5
    • qtcreator
  • CattleLog

    A mobile app that provides easy access to cattle records for the VanWagner Cattle farm.

    • android
    • mobile dev
    • kotlin
    • sql
  • U.S. Gun Crimes

    A database-driven web app that lets you explore U.S. gun crimes for 2013–2018.

    • react
    • typescript
    • express
    • sql
  • This Website!

    My online resume and blog, developed with Jekyll, HTML5, Sass, and JavaScript. Built with a mobile-first responsive design.

    • jekyll
    • html5
    • sass
    • javascript
  • Embody

    Embody is a top-down dungeon crawler inspired by the Binding of Isaac where you can possess slain enemies to assume their model, stats, and weapon.

    • c#
    • unity
    • game-ai
  • Want to see more of my work?

    Check out my other repos: