Web Development Merit Badges Chris Coyier on Sep 16, 2019 DigitalOcean provides cloud products for every stage of your journey. Get started with $200 in free credit! Changed a DNS record and everything worked just fine Comprehended someone else’s RegEx Built an accordion from scratch Exited VIM Accidentally created own CMS Pulled off a design you didn’t think you could Told a client/boss “No, we’re not doing that.” Wrote an HTAccess redirect that included a capture group Refactored a large portion of CSS and didn’t break anything Centered an element vertically and horizontally Migrated a database without character encoding issues Pushed to production on Friday and didn’t roll it back over the weekend Merged master into a six month old branch Had a neglected site get hacked and spammed Used CSS Grid in production Someone you don’t know starred one of your GitHub Repositories Hand-coded a HTML email Gave someone useful feedback on a Pull Request Debugged something for over one hour where the fix was literally one character Solved a bug by taking a nap Became extremely confused by a CORS error Quoted the exact number of hours it took to do the job Renewed an SSL certificate without any drama Found an answer to an issue on StackOverflow Rocked the Checkbox Hack on a project Your personal website hasn’t been updated in at least 5 years
LOL these are great!
Why not add these to a github repo and have access to them like https://forthebadge.com?
I just need the “Solved a bug by taking a nap” badge and I’m done.
Can we get these as stickers?
I loved this.
woa woa! i love
I think I have earned a few of those badges!
This is terrific. Probably the most painful been there/done that one for me is: “Debugged something for over one hour where the fix was literally one character”. I’ve earned that several times.
Wow I would like to share my favorite badge on LinkedIn… new job, here I go!
Many of us deserves some of these badges!
Dude, you need to sell these as sticker sheets :)
Real talk, can you guys make these? This would be hilarious.
When this hit my RSS reader, I was dearly hoping these were actual sew/iron-on patches.
I’ve done all of these except the last one… I redesign my site frequently to learn new frontend stuff so I haven’t let it go without an update for more than a year or so.
Yes!!! Love these. And would love them as stickers too. Looks like you have a new side hustle to implement.
I was guilty of the last one especially… but working on a new site to be launched this winter! Learning a lot and enjoying the process.
Very funny! Feeling all the emotions.
These are hilarious.
I wonder how to maximize the debugging while taking a nap.
I neither could do that once ;(
Need these in a sticker sheet for laptops.
They´re fun! Great idea.
I think I just made Eagle Scout.
Genius! Totally using these in my webdev classes!
I NEED these as stickers and/or pins ASAP.
Really clever. These would make great stickers
Amazing collection – I have already earned most of these badges
Chris – can I print these and share with friends?
Bah.. Badges! We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
These should be TATOOS!
Brilliant. Well done :)
Lol I got a number of badges here I should frame them or whatever.
Can these be used on a personal website?
You bet — go for it. :)
+1 for making these into laptop stickers.
Has anyone turned these into a Slack emoji set yet?
Advise you repub on 4/1/2020. OUTSTANDING (and where do I download my badges?) =)
+1 for creating a website for this ;)
This made my day! Thank you!
I don’t know how many times I have earned the “debugging” badge. Too many times to be proud of. ;-(
I feel like there needs to be a separate badge for :
“… and the boss actually listened for once”
Lol that’s good. You better take it up with the BSA themselves.
“Asked for help and figured it out while explaining the problem”
I’m glad my Apple Watch doesn’t support these badge notifications. I have work to do.
It’s 8.26pm Friday – just pushed to production! Fingers x’ed I can get the badge on Monday
Yo, author. Would you please allow me printing a few sets of these stickers for myself and a couple of friends?
OMG, i miss like two/three. Getting old. Great stuff.