The recent introduction of Sass and Less has brought all of our CSS to the next level of awesomeness. Using Sass and Less requires a compiler of some sort. To get up and running all you need is to install via Command line but isn’t that the old school method? I sure think so… Third party software companies are developing amazing apps to simplify the process of “the process.” By this I mean, apps that do the dirty work for you which allows you to develop and design way faster than before. I’ve tried nearly every app out there so Read More
I’m late to announcing my most recent post/tutorial on http://webdesignerdepot.com. Give it a read here: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/11/the-beginners-guide-to-sass/ If you are new to Sass and are looking for a quick start guide I try my best to explain how to go about getting started and improving your workflow. Once you switch I promise you will never want to write traditional CSS again. Featured image/thumbnail, uses zero to hero image via Shutterstock.
I’ve discovered a great new blogging environment called Medium. Straight from medium.com the description of the site is simple; “Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends.” The description goes on to point out why this site is different and how it focuses more on writing and collaborating than being limited to friends, likes, or maximum characters found in other social networking apps. Below I outline my thought and review the new site for sharing thoughts and ideas. Initial Thoughts Upon my first Read More
Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) tweeted today that the city council of Cupertino has approved the massive build of a new spaceship styled campus for Apple. Though approved it is expected that a project of this stature will take years to produce. It’s estimated that the new campus won’t begin holding new employees until sometime in 2016. Apple’s attention to detail will likely carry over into the production of the new campus. Straight from the project proposal to the city of Cupertino the scope of the project reads. “Apple proposes to create Apple Campus 2 – an integrated, unified and secure Read More
I’ve been hard at work on designing and developing an all new justalever.com. The new site will take on the role of a creative agency and have more content, work, and blog posts than ever. I’m excited to announce the anticipated launch during this fall. New features include CSS animations, Sass integration, a completely responsive layout, and an all new collection of blog posts and work. For some time I have been meaning to update the website but being a freelance agency leaves little time for your own work. With that said I pushed myself to think forward and design Read More
Recently, I was reading an article dealing with the stresses of having a busy work schedule and ways to go about taking a damn break once in a while. If you’re like me, sometimes it’s really hard to find ample time to take a break and clear your mind. Luckily, there are people out there who have created websites to keep you from going insane and since you’re already likely at your desk reading this or working then why not take a short 5-10 minute break to truly clear your mind and focus on yourself rather than the bullshit things Read More
I recently read the free e-book from Mike McDerment and Donald Cowper over at http://breakingthetimebarrier.freshbooks.com/ . I took me a little less than an hour and I can say I’m extremely thankful I did. Being a freelancer and running your own business proves to be challenging from the start. There are a lot of questions which always pop up that don’t always have an answer. Hearing Mike’s experience as a growing businessman helps many up and coming business owners like myself feel like the opportunity is out there, it’s just up to you and your methods to obtain it. The book Read More
Recently I have been working towards starting development with SASS and Compass. In my search for some tutorials I found a blog post by Chris Coyier over at CSStricks.com about how he manages his workspace on a mac. For the longest time I wondered how he had spaces in his dock in many of his video screencasts. Luckily he shared the quick and cool secret in a post way back in August 2010. I’m slow to figuring this one out but I’m relieved I finally did! To add the spaces you need to do is open up the terminal app Read More
I wrote again recently for Web Designer Depot (webdesignerdepot.com) about how to develop a custom tumblr theme. The tutorial guides you through how to customize, edit, and upload to tumblr’s servers and even direct the custom theme to your own domain name. Give it a read and leave some feedback. I’ll be answering any questions or comments in the next few weeks.
I recently wrote for webdesignerdepot.com regarding the essential tools for every web designer. You can find the direct link to the post here. I’ll be contributing to this site again in the near feature so stay tuned.