Keir Whitaker Shopify Design Advocate & Podcaster

Hello! I'm Keir Whitaker. I work at Shopify & co-host The Back to Front Show podcast. I write about, and share links on, ecommerce, the web industry, podcasting & travel. Learn more about me and my recent work.

Recent Posts & Links

New York City Skyline — The lifts to the top of 1 World Trade Center now show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of the NYC skyline, from the 1500s to today (via Swiss Miss)

The Charm of Hotels — A video from The School of Life: "Nights alone in hotels are both lonely and alienating - and yet also strangely intense and illuminating"

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Passport Index — An interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world. You can discover the world’s passports on a map, by country name, by Passport Power Rank and even by the colour of their cover.

First Aid Git — A searchable collection of the most Git frequently asked questions

Paper Clips — "Every morning I would start with 120 paper clips in one jar and I would keep dialling the phone until I had moved them all to the second jar."

Lara Hogan Performance Rerources — Lara's frequently updated front-end performance resources page. Plenty here to consider for your next project. Also consider grabbing a copy of her book.

Jason Lengstorf — Tales from a digital nomad working a whole year in Europe. Some great insights into topics such as booking apartments, tax, mobile phones and more.

Smallpdf — All the PDF tools you could wish for in one easy to use web site (via The Modern Desk)

RWD Podcast — A Shopify focused edition with Shopify Front End Development Lead Monika Piotrowicz, Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte

The Hoffice — Nice little promo video by Switch. They don't have an office, they have a Hoffice — it's a house/office.