Over the last several years, I have read several lengthy articles on how everyone should organize your CSS and why one method is better than another. In fact, I have even bought into several of these ideas in the past, but let's take a look at what these systems are trying to solve and why they are largely unnecessary … Continue reading Organize your CSS properties however you dang like
I have been using Safari as my default browser for the last few months. I really wanted to see what Apple has been up to with their browser and wondered if I could use it effectively for designing and building websites. The gist is that the browser is pretty dang nice for the most part. I … Continue reading Safari, I want to love you, but I just can’t
I live in mild terror of a single question. It usually crops up when I meet someone for the first time. It's not because the question is a difficult one for most people. In fact, it's one many people enjoy answering. What do you do? Well, shit. I guess it's time for me to attempt … Continue reading On being a friggin cyber designer
As few months ago, I decided to make an effort to see how much of my job I can do using only OSS (Open Source Software). I wanted to share my experience so far and welcome any tips/help you can share with me. This first post is about how I got started with a new … Continue reading Designing with OSS: Getting started
When working with npm (Node Package Manager), I picked up the horrible habit of throwing a sudo in front of npm install or npm up. Usually, I only did it when I got an error. This is bad. It becomes a headache at some point. Here's how to unfuck the permissions of the folder: Do … Continue reading How to unfuck permissions
I've been using VVV (Varying Vagrant Vagrants) for a bit over a year now with a few helper scripts for WordPress development primarily, but alas it's time to end our relationship. The upkeep time isn't worth it. It's caused my computer to crash on a few occasions now. I'm not saying it's bad by any … Continue reading Adios Vagrant, hello again MAMP (Pro)
I did a code retreat today for the first time. It was educational, super difficult, and cruel which is comparable to riding my city bike in the middle of an ice storm wearing swim trunks. We wrote JS versions of Conway's Game of Life in pairs. Four times. With only 45 minutes each time. We had … Continue reading Code retreat!?!?
Sam Hotchkiss just posted this: What's your WordPress development setup? I got a bit carried away with the response, so here it is as its own blog post. First things first, I primarily work on a 13" retina MacBook Pro. It's perfect. I connect to an external monitor only when doing print work or checking 1x images/icons. … Continue reading My WordPress dev setup