Posts Tagged ‘personal’

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  1. 27 Mar, 2020

    Hobbies for the hell of it

    I like playing music a lot. I love it, in fact. Playing music gives me an enormous amount of physical, mental, and spiritual satisfaction. I’m fortunate in that I get play music in some capacity every day, often starting my […]

  2. 19 Mar, 2020

    Strange and Surreal Times

    These are strange, surreal times. I hope everyone’s staying as healthy and safe as they can be out there. It’s really difficult to process the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak, especially since the situation keeps changing by the day (or […]

  3. 11 Jan, 2020

    3s and 7s by Queens of the Stone Age on Drums

    I’m kicking off the new year trying to continue making things like I was attempting to do all of December. While I didn’t make something every day in December, but I made a lot of headway on projects and made […]

  4. 31 Dec, 2019


    2019 was thankfully lot different than last year. This time last year I was in the neuro ICU with my dad as he came out of a coma and was fighting off spinal meningitis. I’m so incredibly thankful he’s made […]

  5. 16 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #13: Cookie party!

    For day 13 of making something every day in December, we went over to our friends Val and Jason‘s place for a Christmas cookie-decorating party! Val whipped up a ton of gingerbread and sugar cookies, which we then took and […]

  6. 09 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #8: O, Christmas Tree

    For day 7 of making something every day in December, I decorated a Christmas tree! That totally counts. Making things in December timeline: Day 1: recorded new song Day 2: wrote blog post called Music and Web Design Day 3: assembled […]

  7. 01 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December

    So I landed in a rut. Creatively speaking, at least. I realized I’ve been generally feeling pretty uninspired lately and have also been getting worked up over some pretty inconsequential things. Obviously this isn’t a good place to be. I […]

  8. 13 May, 2019

    Brad Frost Web Headquarters

    Well, it happened. A new headquarters for Brad Frost Web LLC is now in my backyard. Why? I’ve been in my house for almost 5 years and have always used one of the guest bedrooms as an office. But now […]

  9. 13 Feb, 2019

    Time for Happiness

    This article as well as a whole slew of others all seemed to come along at the same time, and they’re all hitting me at a particularly interesting time in my life. I’ve spent the last 6 years grinding really […]

  10. 24 Oct, 2018


    We’ve have had a rough last couple months. I’ll spare you the full story, but my wife and I put our lives on hold to (amongst many other things) clean out a hoarder house. According to Wikipedia: Compulsive hoarding is a […]

  11. 07 Jun, 2018

    I dunno

    Hi, I’m a web designer. I make websites for a living. I try to keep up with how things are getting done in the industry in order to continue to make websites. That means I learn new things. I’m fortunate […]

  12. 09 May, 2018

    My struggle to learn React

    I’m going to be honest: I’ve had a hell of a time getting my head around React. More than any other technology I’ve touched over the last 10 years of my career, I just haven’t had it click for me. […]

  13. 31 Jan, 2018


    Gramps was a force of nature: an entrepreneur, a tinkerer, a devoted husband, a family man, a role model, a doctor, a wannabe musician, a builder, an amazing storyteller, and so much more. He was vulgar and hilarious, and was an […]

  14. 05 Dec, 2017

    No Fly Zone

    For the first time in almost 5 years, I don’t have an upcoming trip planned. Not for a client, not for a conference, not for a workshop, not for personal reasons. I’ve been extraordinarily privileged  to be able to travel […]

  15. 31 Aug, 2017

    A New!

    So after a good many years (cobbler’s children and all that), has finally gotten a facelift! This makes the 8th redesign of the site (although a few redesigns have been relatively minor). Here’s what I’m excited about with the […]

  16. 02 Jun, 2017

    In Defense of Liking Things

    I absolutely love this article, and I’ve found myself revisiting it in my head over the last few weeks every time I encounter every new thinkpiece about god knows what. There are many very real, very terrible, and very important things […]

  17. 15 Jan, 2017

    How I Got My Attention Back

    These are some beautiful words from Craig Mod. He describes the anxieties many people feel about technology’s strong pull on their attention. I can certainly relate.

  18. 30 Dec, 2016


    2016 was wraps up my fourth year running my own business. Here’s a look at what I did in 2016 by the numbers: Wrote 1 book containing 193 pages and 40,660 words. Wrote 23 posts on my blog. Shared only 11 links on my blog. […]

  19. 21 Dec, 2016

    Deliberate Giving

    Like a lot of people, I’ve increasingly felt the urge to put my money where my mouth is and give to causes that I care about. Aside from a few monthly donations I’ve had set up for a while, I often find myself […]

  20. 15 Nov, 2016

    What to do?

    There are literally thousands of things you’re not doing right now. There’s no shortage of people telling you things you should be doing. And if you do one thing, there’s still thousands of things you’re still not doing. It’s not […]

  21. 04 Jan, 2016


    In 2003, my friend Kai Degner had an amazing (and amazingly simple) idea for promoting and encouraging civil discourse. It’s called Orangeband. It involves wearing or displaying a strip of orange fabric that serves as an invitation for respectful conversation about the […]

  22. 30 Dec, 2015


    2015 was a whirlwind year full of a lot of great opportunities, travel, and general running around like a crazy person. I’ve completed my third year of running my own business (and finally feel like I’m getting the hang of it!). […]

  23. 20 Aug, 2015

    Eating Chicken

    There’s only one way to eat chicken: pick the damn thing up and eat it. Grandpa Frost

  24. 06 Jul, 2015

    Updating Wexford Chiropractic Centre’s Website

    The Wexford Chiropractic Centre website is the first website I ever made, all the way back in 2006-2007. It’s been “maintained” and “updated” by various people over the years, but for the most part the original design is intact. My […]

  25. 23 Jun, 2015

    Ziggy Drawing by Shannon Fisher

    Oh man, thanks Shannon Fisher for this wonderful illustration of Ziggy! Oh hai, Ziggy. #bulldog A photo posted by shannon fisher (@shannonmariah) on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:32pm PDT This guy. A photo posted by Brad Frost (@brad_frost) on Mar […]

  26. 08 Jun, 2015

    Time for a break.

    In the last 24 days I’ve given: 3 conference workshops 4 conference talks 1 meetup talk 1 virtual seminar and 3 company workshops in 6 cities in 4 countries And so far this year, I’ve: Traveled 97 days (out of 157 days […]

  27. 30 May, 2015

    Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood: Then and Now

    Love these images of my neighborhood in Pittsburgh that demonstrate how much (and in some cases how little) it’s changed over the years. via Jason Head

  28. 05 Jan, 2015


    2014 was an eventful year. It was my second year out on my own running my own business and settling into life in Pittsburgh. It also brought along a few bumps in the road too. First, here are the numbers: […]

  29. 29 Dec, 2014

    Leading Designers Share Their New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

    Make shit happen. Make shit happen. Make shit happen. Make shit happen. Make shit happen.

  30. 10 Nov, 2014

    Frost Finery

    My amazing wife Melissa (@minifrost) has launched a new jewelry studio called Frost Finery. For the last few months she’s been hard at work sawing, soldering, laser cutting, water jetting, buffing, stone setting, welding, centrifuging, hammering, and filing. The result […]