don’t use hsl for anything
dev
rgb is still the superior format
how to get a job coding in 2021, part 2
dev
Inspiration on where to start
how to get a job coding in 2021, part 1
dev
How to make lots of money and have fun doing it!
did we fuck up the internet? part 2
dev
(cont’d) How could the internet be easier to contribute to? I explore 4 possible ways we could relive some tech debt and get more voices online.
did we fuck up the internet? part 1
dev
Are the internet’s designers and maintainers holding the internet back from what it could be?
how to handle responsive font sizes in css
design
Get perfect, easy-to-use font scaling with less than 1KB of CSS. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!
is it time to retire HTML?
dev
HTML was designed for basic text editing. How is it still holding up in a world where we’re building rich interactive experiences?
not enough people are talking about ES Modules
dev
JavaScript changed forever in 2019. Did you miss it?
the great(er) divide in front-end
dev
A year of reflecting on Chris Coyier’s The Great Divide post. I think it holds up, but requires a little more nuance.
media queries are (still) a hack
dev
Media queries are janky. No, it’s not just you.
4 tips for setting a playfulness budget
design
At what point does whimsy and “delight” turn into user frustration?
css puzzles: a mentorship program for better styling
dev
How a 12-week program resulted in open-source education
Secure runtime variables in IronWorker with Manifold
dev
Docker secrets with minimal code & configuration
we migrated to Next.js to serve our home page 7.5× faster
dev
server-side rendering by the numbers
cloud-jumping: swap hosted services easily with Manifold
dev
how to take back full control of your cloud services in one afternoon
stylable: the good, the bad, the weird
dev
taking the new CSS preprocessor from Wix for a spin
Envy Labs’ 2017 rebrand
design
rediscovering meaning, returning to form
anger can be a force for good
other
if expressed right—a huge, ginormous “if”
all the answers to “should designers code?”
design
the eternal war rages on
Dribbble is a painkiller, not a vitamin
design
how instant gratification can curb growth
responsive modular typography scales in css
design
a time-saving type system with little config and lots of flexibility
learning javascript? try Vue
dev
great for beginners, great for experts
web design isn’t becoming more boring, and isn’t losing its soul
design
don’t listen to the haters
webpack + postcss + cssnext
dev
writing future CSS in a modern JS setup
vim setup for a designer/front-end dev on macOS
dev
when you want to use vim but don’t want your eyes to bleed
error handling like a three-prong outlet
dev
the hidden part of programming
how to optimize images for web
dev
not all optimization techniques are equal
check out these foundries for new fonts
design
designs looking a little stale? it’s probably your weak fonts
build your own touch slider with hammer.js
dev
high-performance touch events for demanding jobs
the distributed web part 2: …or do you?
strategy
when is it time to pony up for custom development?
the distributed web part 1: you don’t need a website
strategy
when to not get sold by marketing speak
are images your slow-down?
dev
the secret to optimizing images