JS fitness

It’s time for me to make a daily effort (God help me) to get my Javascript skills in shape. Right now, my JS skills are super lazy and spend all day watching old soap operas, drinking syrup, and eating donut cheetos pie. To do that, I’m gonna do a thing with Javascript daily. Some might be… Continue reading JS fitness

Chaos – Year One

tl;dr Chaos is pretty amazing. Automattic is, too. Enjoy the chaos. Thanks for making my first year at Automattic amazing. Exactly one year ago today was my first day at Automattic. Starting that day, every day since has been a whirlwind of chaos. And I love it. When starting at Automattic, I was greeted with “Welcome to the… Continue reading Chaos – Year One

th_s (THUNDERSCORES!)

This tweet from @zamoose really got me thinking about putting together a very sassy version of _s: Check out th_s Notable changes: Grunt awesomeness (Autoprefixer FTW) Stylesheet broken up into sections as laid out in the index Normalize instead of reset (easy to include both as a choice to the devs) Comboing editor and post… Continue reading th_s (THUNDERSCORES!)

YOURLS

I set up my own URL shortener last night powered by YOURLS. I know I could use bit.ly or any range of other services, but I like the ability to have my own self-hosted shortener with as much customization as I please. I can nab neat analytics and integrate it with my blogs fairly easily.… Continue reading YOURLS

What I wish I’d known when I started web design

My teacher, David Bieloh, asked me to put together some advice and it I ended up writing this behemoth. Below is a bit of useful information I’ve picked up along the way. You’ve probably heard some or much of it before. But before you start reading through my rambling, stop reading this right now. Go purchase… Continue reading What I wish I’d known when I started web design

Let’s build a vendor prefix quick reference

I have my own SCSS file to handle vendor prefixes. It’s painful to keep updated and requires some serious hunting to get all the nitty-gritty details for each property. I have to dig through caniuse, css3please, MDN, webplatform.org, and a few others. Yes, I could use Autoprefixer, -prefix-free, Compass, or any number of other solutions. I… Continue reading Let’s build a vendor prefix quick reference