Hey! I have news! I started a podcast with my friend Zeke Binion. We’re calling it Productship and we’re talking about how designers and developers work together to make cool stuff. We’re having a ton of fun so far and I think it may even be kind of interesting once in a while. Check it out!
Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you. If you’re generous to someone, if you do something to help him out, you are in effect making him lucky. This is important. It’s like inviting yourself into a community of good fortune.
📚 I’ve just been getting into the book This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein and it’s been a super interesting and super frustrating read. It’s a couple years old now, but relevant now more than ever.
Pretty interesting read pointing to a trend that Chrome is becoming the new IE6. I’ve seen the “best in Chrome” messages more than I’d like recently. This is a bummer of a trend. Hopefully this doesn’t continue.
I’m tired. It’s time for a change.
It took a bunch of people I follow on Twitter to decide to take a Twitter break for me to really start to think about how I use Twitter. It just sucks me in and takes over my mind almost countless times a day. And for really no good reason. What am I getting out of mindlessly flipping through posts? It pretty much only makes me tired, stressed or anxious. It just. Wears. Me. Out.read more
As much work as I do in HTML I often forget all the different elements we have at our disposal. I think the ones that are most often forgotten and also most useful are the inline elements. What’s great about leveraging HTML elements is that you likely get a little browser default styling (which usually doesn’t break anything) along with improved semantic meaning and more accessible code. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Let’s check out some of my favorites.read more
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’s look at an example of a basic variable usage.read more
I’ve been spending a fair amount of time working with microdata recently and I’ve found this Google Structured Data Testing Tool an incredibly useful to have a tool to help me test whether or not my markup has been correctly written. This tool allows you to either analyze a URL or an HTML snippet. I’ve had a lot of luck copying snippets I’m working on and pasting in the tool to validate my structure. Writing the markup incorrectly doesn’t exactly fail so a testing tool is essential for both learning and validation.read more
This post from html5 Doctor is more than four years old, yet it’s still one of the best resources on microdata that I’ve found. If you’re working on the web then you should have some knowledge of microdata. Essentially we’re able to add more semantic meaning to our markup. This is something that requires a small amount of time and only benefits.read more
Reading through a spec is not always super useful for actually understanding how to use it, but it isn’t a bad thing to have on hand.read more