Category Archives: Workflow

  • Blog on your own site

    Why on earth authors post blog entries and helpful articles using third party services is beyond me. One may argue to drive traffic and they would be totally legit in saying so, but you see there’s still a problem that lurks about -What if that super cool service goes down? Guess where your content goes? You got it! It sinks with the ship! See ya later super awesome, helpful article on a well researched topic…nice to know you…tah tah. Read More →

  • Intro to jpegoptim and optipng

    In a recent article I went through some of the basics using image optimization with Grunt. Since I went through the steps with Grunt it only seems fitting to share what it looks like when optimizing images with brew packages. For those that are not familiar with brew (i.e Homebrew), it’s a package manager for Mac. Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Read More →

  • How to backup Sublime Text with Dropbox (i.e. when shit blows up)

    Fuck me sideways I was totally screwed Wednesday morning when my Code Editor decided to shit the bed. I must have said everything in the book about Sublime Text 2 like “This piece of shit sucks” or “Support sucks monkey balls! I fucking hate you Sublime Text!” I mean I was soooooo frustrated. Basically I was freaking out and throwing up! So much so that I almost downloaded Text Mate for god sakes! Holy shit that was close. Well thankfully for all of you I’ve made a point to document my struggles and make life a bit easier in case of an attack by the package boogie monster. Read More →

  • The GUI vs. The CLI: Beyond the GUI for file transfers and directory syncing

    I’ve always been on the fence when it comes to using a gui over the cli to transfer/update files on a remote server. For the majority of my work I use Fetch when I need to transfer or grab single files and sometimes I will even go as far as mirroring with Fetch to sync entire projects. There are better ways for sure, but I really wanted to see what else is out there and the benefits of each method/tool available (ones that don’t use a gui at all!). I decided to take to the tweeters in hopes that other developers would provide me with some feedback/opinions. Read More →

  • Keeping your front-end tool chain up-to-date : Node, NPM and Ruby

    WARNING! I use a Mac so these comments and examples are from the point of view of a Mac owner.

    Setting up an environment with the required dependencies can be a chore to be blunt. Here’s a rundown of the best approaches to keep these dependencies in place once they’re installed. This is not an article about installation, but what to do once they are installed and maybe a few hot items/points of interest to enhance your experience. As a FRED these days you’ll certainly run into a project that may have node or may use Ruby and knowing how to operate in these environments plus keep them updated can be a huge advantage to you or your team members. Read More →