Let's just get this out of the way first of all: if you haven't heard of Glitch then you owe it to yourself to get over there and check it out. Glitch is a place that lets you instantly create either pure front-end sites or combined Node / Express projects and live code them in the browser. They run on their own dedicated subdomain of glitch.com, totally for free.
One of the coolest things is that any Glitch project is "remixable": with the click of a button you can have a fork of the project you're looking at to play with to your heart's content.The coolest thing about Glitch, though, is the community and the people who build it. It's the most encouraging, engaging and moral enterprise I've come across in a long time (ever, probably) and it deserves your usage if only just for that.
On to the real point of this post though, which is self-promotion!
Recently I've made a couple of Glitches that have gone down pretty well. A number of them have even been shared on Glitch's official channels. I thought I'd show them off here too.
You can find me on Glitch over at @unwitting.
First up is Pride-ifier!
This tiny app connects with your Twitter account and automagically sets your account banner to a beautiful Pride flag. Show your colours, show your support. It's #PrideMonth after all.
Who knows, maybe you could even keep it there after June.
Next up, we've got De Stijl, an app that lets you create art in the orthogonal-lines-and-block-colours of Piet Mondrian.
If you're not familiar with Mondrian and De Stijl, you can read up here. Think "that thing you used to do with the fill bucket in MS Paint but fine art".
Finally, I want to draw your attention to my p5.js Base Project.
Remix this to give you the simplest, fastest possible base setup to play with the brilliant p5.js programming art environment. It's what I used to make De Stijl, amongst many other little experiments!
Now go, use Glitch. As they say: you got this!