Over the past several years I’ve been working on a new application framework for nodejs. Monument is currently on it’s second major release.
Monument is fo… [more]
This is another of my attempts to clear out my drafts folder. I started writing it on 3 August 2011 (So long ago!). Still seems relevant.
Let’s talk about critiques, or as engi… [more]
So the giant article I’ve been planning to write from what I learned prepping for that talk I gave on being sen… [more]
As I was driving int… [more]
Yesterday I presented ’Death to jQuery’ at Pandamonium, our internal Tech Conference at Instructure, because honestly it’s time.
jQuery was critical to the development of th… [more]
A design that I was recently implementing required a partial width underline for some headings and a partial height border as a divider between two elements.
But I didn’t want to add any ex… [more]
This is the first in the Seven Languages series of posts and covers the Io language, a small prototypal language.
Let’s get this out of the way righ… [more]
A few weeks ago we started a book club at work and we are running through more]
One of the challenges that we have had in the recent past at work is with dependencies that don’t lock down their dependencies well. A lot of this probably rises from a misunderstanding of more]
My team lead at Instructure, more]
Noise is everywhere in our lives. From commercials, to billboards, to a new crying infant, it is literally everywhere. Some of it is good noise. Some of it is distracting us from the things we want… [more]
:hover’s days are numbered. It has little time left in this world.
I am serious.
Here are the main reasons why:
I thought I would throw together a list of resources I have found interesting and useful when it comes to building the internet. This is by no means exhaustive and will be updated over time as I fi… [more]
TLDR: Create small shared granular components for everything, and a "view" is just an ordered collection of components.
Warning: this is rambly and mostly a brain dump. Read on...
To code or not to code? I try to push all my friends studying design to learn to code. It can only help them be better designers.
But this isn't an article about that. This is an article … [more]
A few days ago I finished bernstein and released it to the world. I was asked several questions about its use and what problem it solves. So I t… [more]
"Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow." - Juliet (William Shakespeare)
For the last three and a half years I’ve been work… [more]
Often newer JS developers ask when they should turn something into a standalone module. When should that function turn into its own file? There are lots of things we could talk about with component… [more]
I just got done working on a project that involved the use of the audio tag (with flash fallback for IE) and thought I would share a couple of the issues that we ran into in working on it, and how … [more]
In an interview somewhere in the web development industry:
"Hey, have you heard of CSS?"
Oh yeah! Totally... it’s that stuff that designers write right? You know it makes things p… [more]
Let’s face it, ultimately the ideal solution for responsive images does not exists yet. Honestly, I am not sure that browser makers really have a dog in this fight so it will likely be a whil… [more]
We’ve been talking about responsive design around the office a lot lately. It’s kind of a big deal these days. The holy grail seems to be responsive images, or a system that allows you … [more]
Recently at work we went through a security review. It was a great learning experience to have outside contractors try and break into the web application. Found several things that I didn't expect … [more]