Sublime Text 2 was opened and a new document was created. "I love this time of year," Erin gleefully thought to herself.
The "time of year" that is being referenced relates to Erin's job when the pile of projects temporarily slow down. This doesn't happen to just her. The reduction of work happens to many, but at various times throughout the year, depending on their position. She could submit to boredom and brainlessly surf the Internet, but this particular developer decided to take advantage of the situation.
Erin brainstorms on ideas that are both fun and can strengthen her development skills. After all, however she spends her free time at work should be used in a way that becomes helpful for future projects.
She already made quite the effort into fine-tuning her skills with Flexbox, creating functional and accessible code for an organizational chart and a process chart. For Erin's next personal project, she wanted something different. Something with multiple (yet possibly useful) features.
To CodePen.io she went, but not brainlessly! Erin "Oohed" and "Ahhed" at the recently picked pens. She envied the skills of those using compilers she has yet to dabble in. Then she put together a list of what she would like to achieve.
Erin chuckled to herself, "This sounds crazy, but what if I develop a section of text that looks like a book?"
She paused, realizing that what she was about to do was a trend years ago. This severely increased the chance of her project being mocked after launch. What was the specific trend Erin remembered? Skeuomorphism.