Hello 👋

My name is Stefan [stefn], and this site hosts my personal projects, tutorials, and my blog. Some of my projects are open-sourced on GitHub and on Glitch. Sometimes I draw and take pictures.

Need to get in touch? Send me an email or a DM on Twitter.

Instead of using a temp image, you can just link to the generative-placeholders service and get a procedurally-generated temp image. It looks good (making your designs look good) but also looks generated (making people less likely to mistake it for the finished product). It’s like lorem ipsum for images.

Generative Placeholders (procedural-generation.tumblr.com, Feburary 2020)

Generative Placeholders is a new tool that lets you embed autogenerated placeholder art into a website that changes with every page refresh. It only requires a brief bit of embedded code.

Now, you can use generative placeholder images for your web project (theverge.com, January 2020)

In fact, it’s Stefan’s Twitter bot templates that power many of the Twitter apps on Glitch. His templates provide a useful springboard to the throngs of devs who are eager to quickly create a Twitter app or bot on Glitch, and they’ve already been remixed by more than 350 other app creators.

Creator Spotlight: Building Twitter Bots with Stefan Bohacek (Glitch via medium.com, May 2017)

[…] here’s one of those tweaks, and it’s cool.
It’s called Simple Sharing Buttons Generator and it’s by Stefan Bohacek. Bohacek is Brooklyn famous for being the inventor of BotWiki, a digital encyclopedia of bots that can be found and used online.

Hey, devs: Use this free, privacy-protecting, customizable social share button (technical.ly, September 2016)

Botwiki came about because Bohacek wanted to be able to run fast searches whenever he had an idea for a bot. As he explains, similar websites that already existed “were either a bit incomplete, hard to browse, or plainly just didn’t work most of the time.”

A Wiki for All the Internet’s Bots (hyperallergic.com, March 2016)

Stefan Bohacek decided he would catalog every bot on the web.
It’s no small task and he’s far from done. At his site, botwiki.org, you can search bots by category, by platform, or if you’re a dev and you want to learn how to make a bot, you can search by language or the text or data you want to use.

Find any bot ever with this awesome online encyclopedia (technical.ly, March 2016)

Stefan teaches the web regularly and participates in our community of educators and activists. I appreciate his honest and constructive feedback and can-do spirit!

Michelle Thorne, Mozilla’s Director of Web Literacy Programs (mozillians.org, June 2015)

“As a self-taught web developer,” Stefan writes, “I really appreciate all the educational content freely available on the web. Many people devote their free time to create resources for anyone willing to learn, and I thought making this kit might be a way to contribute.”

Webmaker Blog: Community Literacies #1 (blog.webmaker.org, May 2014)

Also, I was once name-dropped in a WIRED article ¯\_(ツ)_/¯