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Hi, my name is Brecht De Ruyte, Front-end developer

I'm a self-taught front-end developer and Google Developer Expert located in Belgium with a passion for UX and Design. After more than a decade working in tech, I decided to start a little blog for documenting my findings about HTML, CSS and JS with an eye on accessibility and UX.

During the day, you can find me working at iO on a variety of projects. There are a lot of environments I'm working in, the majority of them being Twig or React. But my real niche will always be semantics and CSS, especially now, with the ever fast updates in browser support. It's a great time to be a front-end developer.

Brecht De Ruyte - front-end developer | utilitybend

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An update on invokers: Invoker commands in HTML

Open UI logo with text invokers below it

One thing I’ve learned over the last year is to deal with changes in explainers and specs and that naming things is hard. In this update on Invokers, I will cover the new syntax and the new name: Invoker Commands. Once again giving you some control over interaction with HTML from opening dialog elements to creating custom counter buttons and video controls.

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This was CSS Day 2024 - the 10th edition

iO tech_hub

Another year, another CSS Day. I’m always happy to return to Amsterdam for this occasion, It’s one of the things I look forward to every year. So naturally, I’m happy that iO still allowed me to go there with my training budget, and the least I could do, is write a summary of this event on the tech_hub.

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Love for photography

photography hobby corner

Morning mist photography

Photography is something I enjoyed for a long time. It all began with capturing landscapes in Belgium. It truly opened my eyes to the beauty of nature that often lies right on our doorstep. There's a calming effect to using a camera and experimenting with shutter speed and aperture. It's a form of personal therapy for me.

Most of the images are near my hometown Deinze. A small city famous for its cycling near the Lys river. I added some photos on this website as sort of a "hobby corner". I will update them from time to time here, as I kinda gave up on the "instagram thing" for photography.