GSS: Layout Reimagined

Layout on the web is certainly an extremely time consuming process and the most outdated. Floats and such still don’t cut it. At it’s core, Grid Style Sheets (GSS) reimagines CSS layout and harnesses the Cassowary Constraint Solver – the same algorithm Apple uses to compute native layout. OK sounds good, but is it a pre-processor? Well… no not exactly. Read More →

BEM Relationships

I know bem is pretty hot right now, but I think for a good reason. We’re specifically decoupling components for reuse in a modular fashion and ensuring relationships have meaning. This approach ensures that everyone participating in the development of a website is working with the same codebase and using the same terminology. Here’s a short explanation on how to author bem correctly specifically in a parent/child relationship. Read More →

Fixed Curtains Pattern

Layout patterns are great for initiating projects quickly, but the ones that provide a plethora of opinionated styles can become frustrating and overwhelming to remove when desired. I’d like to share a few examples and end with a free HTML layout pattern for you to help alleviate unwanted styling and get started on a template pattern quicker that I call “Fixed Curtains.” Read More →

Interviewing Candidates in Tech

Interviewing is a scary time at any point of your career. Nerves are jumping wild for those moments that will transpire, but how well you’re prepared on the hiring end can be just as frightening. Here are some things to think about when you the interviewer take that leap of faith with a potential candidate. Read More →