A brief introduction

Hi, I’m Melanie, a program manager with a background in web design and development. I’m currently helping shape new web technologies on the Microsoft Edge web platform team. I still love designing and building fun things for the web, and I’m currently dabbling in 3D art.

Recently on the web platform

Quiet notification requests

Upon interviewing folks about their experiences with permissioned APIs on the web, a clear theme emerged: many people find notification requests annoying or disruptive, unless they can clearly understand the value of notifications in their current context. Quiet notification requests in Microsoft Edge reduces such requests to a more subtle user interface (UI) treatment, so users can stay focused as they browse.

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On the blog

A cup of pens on a desk, with more pens in the background
Lefty Pen Test

I test out some of Jet Pens’ recommended pens for lefties, with fairly favorable results regarding smudging.

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Recent side project

Good Things

2020 A personal compilation of good sensory things in life, which came particularly in handy during the pandemic.

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