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]
This is just a quick post to throw up the books I quoted from and a link to the data for anyone who attended my presentation at Utah JS Conference 2016 today. I am putting down my thoughts in a lon… [more]
I was reading this wonderful article from ia and it occurred to me that jargon and seeing are related to each other.
We know from resear… [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]
:hover’s days are numbered. It has little time left in this world.
I am serious.
Here are the main reasons why:
It is said that change is the only constant and that certainly proved true this year around here in 2015. I started the year working as a Front End Stack team (core team) member for the LDS Church … [more]
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]
A few days ago my wife and I had dinner at a restaurant in Salt Lake City. The food is d… [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]
This is a modified and expanded version of an email I sent a few days ago, here for public consumption.
So RPC is great, right? I need to do X to my data so I’ll just make an endpoint c… [more]
When I was young I thought humility was placing yourself below other people. To believe that they were better than me. To subserviate myself to their opinions and requests. I thought of the stereot… [more]
Consider this a Public Service Agreement: There is a bug loose in the internet. It’s a subtle bug but so far every browser I have checked has some variation of this bug.
So what is this… [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]
I grew up working with power tools. I think I was 9 the first time I used a router. As a family we were making mancala boards for christmas presents for family and friends. The noise was intense, t… [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]
I am working on a little side project (ansble.com) which is going to require scalability, and a layered architecture that I just couldn't reasonably build in a physical environment. So I started to… [more]
I realized tonight that I have a whole bunch of projects lying around that aren't mentioned anywhere here on designfrontier. So to remedy that I decided to put together this quick article.
This article is part of a series, “Now Serving,” that takes a look at the changes in design, and consumer culture, that are happening right now.
“We have advanced technologi… [more]