Hello, stranger! 
My name is Gabrielle Wee. I’m a front-end developer working at
Apple 

My favorite hobby is tinkering with my website and adding little updates here and there. Just added a CSS-only progress bar to my blog posts! Chrome and Edge only (for now) 🛸

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Eggplant with Minced Pork

Chinese eggplant is one of my favorite things to cook. This recipe is something I know by heart and can cook quickly on a weeknight when I need food for today and leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. I love adding shiitaki mushrooms to the mix to add some extra vegetables and umami!

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Cucumber Salad

I’ve been making this spicy and refreshing cucumber salad every week since the weather started to warm up. It’s easy to prepare and goes well with all kinds of food. I mainly make it as a side dish for Asian-style meals but have also loved adding this on top of crackers and creamy Brie cheese.

A collection of jewerly on a white marble background, including a slim dual-faced watch, pink sapphire rings, rainbow beads, and a bright green jade pendant
Location
San Francisco, CA, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO
A person in a bright blue jacket facing away from the camera and looking towards a Roman statue made from white marble in a museum gallery.
Location
Getty Villa Museum, Pacific Palisades, CA, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO

I gave an in-person talk about CSS at work for the first time. It was terrifying and incredible at the same time. I'm grateful for my supportive coworkers who loved it!

The inside of a BART train, with the window overlooking the Oakland raising cranes at sunrise
Location
Oakland, CA, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO
A person with long bleached hair and a bright blue jacket sitting on a yellow rolling ladder in front of wood supplies at Home Depot.
Location
Colma, CA, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO
A person with long hair in a light top and gray wide-leg pants standing with their back to the camera in a large mint-green room with a glass roof and sunshine streaming through.
Location
Winter Garden, Harold Washington Library Center, South Loop, Chicago, IL, USA
Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
Editor
VSCO
Golden hour sunlight streaming through the glass roof of a greenhouse filled with tropical plants.
Location
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO
The fire station on Chicago’s South Pier surrounded by blue water and blue sky.
Location
South Pier, Chicago, IL, USA
Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
Editor
VSCO
A woman in a beige cap and an orange/green scarf partially covering her face taking a selfie in front of Chicago’s waterfront.
Location
South Pier, Chicago, IL, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO

Favorite under-the-hood things that I've added to my site lately:

1. ♿️ An accessibility menu! You can toggle light/dark mode, increase contrast, and reduce transparency! Still a work in progress.
2. 🌠 Native Markdown images that convert to something fancier with @eleventy magic.
3. 💡 An improved lightbox script. Still not a JS expert but slowly getting better.
4. 🌈 More gradients everywhere!

Windows 95

I made my handwriting into a font!

I’ve been using my iPad a lot more lately. For a while, I was mostly using it as an e-reader and notebook, but lately I’ve been playing games from the Kingdom Rush series and other Apple Arcade apps. I also recently discovered that there are a number of apps for creating your own fonts! Years ago, I read an article about a high school student who sent in his college application essay printed in his own handwriting, and making my own font has been on my bucket list ever since.

A sample of my handwriting as a font, including the pangram “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” in both uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as Latin characters and symbols.

I've changed servers ✨

gabriellewee@mas.to ➡️ gabrielle@front-end.social

Never actually did an post so here we go -

I'm a front-end developer currently working on Apple's marketing pages. I like to experiment with CSS and code animations! In my free time, I make jewelry, build keyboards, cuddle with my cat, and keep a couple hundred plants alive and thriving 🪴

Transferred all my domains away from Google Domains and removed Twitter from all my profiles. It’s been a weird day.

This message made me so happy 🥹 It’s nice to know that people still remember my Tumblr themes!

Sneak preview of the latest CSS-only thing I've been cooking up on Codepen 👀

A grey cat sitting on a fluffy cat tree surrounded by stuffed animals.
Location
San Francisco, CA, USA
Camera
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Editor
VSCO