Paid Family Leave Tracker (V2)

A complete code re-write of Paid Leave Tracker Version 1 (Improved scalability, reliability & speed)

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Learn how I developed this project

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Step 1 - Planning Phase (What problem was I trying to solve)

Paid Family leave has become an important issue that affects many US households. Today, the decision to implement this benefit is done by a state by state. So as result, it can be very confusing for citizens to track the status of Paid Family leave legislative bills in their state.

This website is an update of Paid Leave Tracker Version 1. It's a complete code re-write which now has improved scalability, reliability and speed.

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Step 2 - Project Requirement Phase (Project Requirements)

In making this website I focused on the following areas:

  • UI/UX considerations: How do I ensure that all the accessibility requirements are met?

  • Security: Making sure that the website is OWASP compliant.

  • Website performance: Ensuring that the loading times are fast and snappy.

  • PWAs: Does this website require Progressive Web Applications features?

  • Data Hydration: Sourcing the correct data and how often should the data be updated

  • SEO and Performance optimization


Step 3 - Software Selection & Result (What technology was used)

Improved scalability, reliability & speed (90%)

  • Frontend: React/Gatsby, Tailwind

  • Database: Firebase

  • CD/CI: Netlify

  • Performance: ย 79% ๐Ÿ”ถ

  • Accessibility: 98% ๐Ÿ’š

  • Best Practicesย 86% ๐Ÿ”ถ

  • SEO: 100% ๐Ÿ’š


โ€œThe heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.โ€
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