Feb 12, 2015
No matter how many times you try to describe a complicated interface, there will be some people who just don’t get it. Not that they’re dumb, but the way you describe things and the way they visualize things might just not jive. I spent maybe an hour in a meeting yesterday talking in circles. What seemed so clear to me was quite obviously not clear to others, although they didn’t say so; no one likes to admit they don’t understand. Except me–for some reason I’ll freely admit I have no idea what’s going on (yesterday: “Does that make sense?” “…….um……nope, not at all”).
Feb 4, 2015
In one sense, I’ve only ever interviewed for one developer position: the one I currently have at Daylight. I had actually applied for a graphic design internship when I got my first development job (“we’ll hire you as a programmer”, “um…okay”). After I left, I freelanced. So in another sense, I’ve interviewed for dozens of jobs, albeit short term contracts.
Feb 3, 2015
I have some across a crazy IE11 Flexbox bug that I find difficult to explain. So watch this (please don’t mind the placeholder image):
Jan 16, 2015
My work is not my passion.
Dec 31, 2014
It’s December, so it’s that time to look back and realize how I didn’t finish any of the projects I tried to start, and promise to change things next year.
Dec 29, 2014
There seems to be some sort of hate going around for @extend. People seem to be having trouble with the cascade–ie, the thing they’re extending is somehow below the initial declaration. I guess. I’m not entirely sure how this would happen, unless you’re just willy nilly extending shit all over the place, and using 100 partials.
Dec 22, 2014
Pattern libraries are a fabulous thing. They allow you to get something up and running very quickly, and they allow you to reuse code across projects for things you find yourself doing again and again. CSS pre-processors make this even better–you can abstract out certain patterns into mixins and individualize module stylings, without starting from scratch. Like grids, or form inputs, or navigation patterns.
Dec 12, 2014
One of my biggest challenges in translating a Photoshop comp to code is vertical spacing. In the horizontal plane, we use grids. Good designers will even set the grid up in the file, and I can just set it and forget it.
Nov 14, 2014
Don’t get me wrong, Codepen is great. Other people’s pens.