A week ago was my last day at Thrillworks! It was a bittersweet day. I’ve loved my time at this agency, and they truly have an amazing team. I left on good terms, and am excited to be starting a new chapter at CarPages.ca on Monday. Continue reading
Typically the best learnings I’ve had in front end development start with a question, and end with me in raw HTML experimenting.
Recently I’ve been wanting to reduce the obstacles between the idea and the answer. Long post short, Codepen.io is amazing (I’ll elaborate, but maybe you should just go see for yourself).
Not too long ago I wrote a guest post on my brother’s leisure blog; Leisurebeam. It’s about using the Stop watch app on most smartphones as an awesome solo or group game. I thought it was a pretty fun post.
Let’s face it: as an entire community online we all have to deal with trolls. I propose that once a year we embrace this sub-culture and get it out of our systems. Perhaps this will bring us all to a higher standard for the rest of the year. Continue reading
A couple weeks ago I started hunting the Internet for a way to add a timestamp to my Sass compiled CSS. I’m currently collaborating with a lot of other front end devs on a very large project. The bottleneck happens in the CMS – there’s no way to run a local copy; so we often have to push out our CSS into the actual CMS dev site. Collisions are too easy, and it’s valuable to know how fresh the styles are, and who did them.
My Googling failed, but my colleague and desk-neighbour Tim Ziegel came to the rescue! Here’s his email: Continue reading
Instant Click is a JS library that optimistically preloads pages when hovering the links. This is such a brilliant way to speed up a site’s speed: http://instantclick.io/
If your site has device detection you might as well bury this in desktop JS since there are probably drastically fewer hovers on touch devices.
I’m probably thinking this is a lot cooler than it really is; but in Chrome when you view source on a site you can also web inspect the actual code! Continue reading