Sass Maps are Cool

Recorded 1 month ago

One of the most basic, yet most useful functions of a preprocessor like Sass is the ability to leverage variables in your stylesheets. This little feature can save you lots of time and shield you from many headaches. There are a variety of strategies for using variables, but we’re not going to get too caught up on that type of thing right now. Just so we’re all on the same page, let…

My Favorite Mac Markdown Editor

Recorded 5 months ago

I wrote about my favorite Markdown editor, Byword, on The Sweet Setup not too long ago. We did a ton of research checking out just about every editor we could get our hands on and the favorite was Byword. The app is in that sweet spot of being powerful enough, yet not overbearing with it’s feature set or custom…

A Gigantic Thank You

Recorded 8 months ago

I’m not completely sure where to put this post so for lack of a better place I’m just gonna set this thing down right here…

If you know me at all it should be no secret that I just got married. Well, a week ago anyway. Leslie and I just got back from a completely amazing honeymoon trip to St. Lucia and while I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things I’ve done s…

Today is a Big Day

Recorded 9 months ago

Today is a big day. Today is the day that I get to marry my best friend.

The last few years have been quite the whirlwind. A new home, a new career, basically a new life. There have been some rough days, but they’ve been completely outweighed by the great days. When I look back at that time one thing clearly stands out. I wasn’t alone through any of it. I had my best friend by m…

Sketch Resource List

Recorded 2 years ago

​Last updated: Dec. 14, 2012

I’ve been using Sketch 2 from Bohemian Coding off and on for a couple months now. I actually messed around with the app right after the major version 2 release and then didn’t use it for a while. I’ve been doing some actual UI work with it lately and have really enjoyed it. I wanted to further my skills with the app and see just how o…

Up to Speed with Sparrow

Recorded 2 years ago

​It’s been a fairly busy last few months and one of the projects I’ve been working on durning that stretch has just launched this morning. Up to Speed with Sparrow, a screencast to help you learn to use the wonderful Sparrow Mail app for your Mac.​

This is the first professionally recorde…

I Don’t Think I’m Full of Enough Shit

Recorded 2 years ago

​I’ve been in Chicago for about four months now (wow, I didn’t realize it had been that long until I wrote it) and I’ve been steadily working on a few things. I’ve been working on my writing by just doing more of it in more places. I’ve been working on getting more connected with the Chicago web development and design community. Combined with that I’ve been…

37signals Invests in The Starter League

Recorded 2 years ago

​This week brought some interesting news to the Chicago tech community. 37signals made their first investment in another company. Yes, that’s right. Their first. The Starter League, a Chicago web development education start-up that has been in existence for less than a year, reached an agreement to sell a non-voting share of their company to the web app development company, 37signals.<…