Two weeks in Seattle

tl;dr Seattle is a pretty cool city. A few of us designers at Automattic (and a Happiness Engineer) went to An Event Apart Seattle. I ended up staying two weeks total and had an amazing time. Here are some photo highlights. P.S. We’re hiring.

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!)

WordCamp St. Louis 2014

Here I am,  at the St. Louis airport several hours before my flight, hoping that the storm Titan doesn’t futz too much with my flight and reflecting on WordCamp St. Louis. First of all, I had a blast and was humbled to be there surrounded by some very smart people. It’s always neat to meet… Continue reading WordCamp St. Louis 2014

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

Top this, 2014!

2013 was indeed a year. 2014 is also going to be a year. Hopefully eighty thousand times better than 2013. The highlight for me was getting a kick-ass job at Automattic in October. Now let’s look at some numbers of things that I did the way 2013 would have liked best: Buzzfeed style. 1 phone… Continue reading Top this, 2014!

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