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 →

Real Sass, Real Maps

Adventure seekers describe a map as a guide. A symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects. To travelers, maps are a must and soon you’ll discover the powerful benefits of using maps as well, but with Sass. Sass maps are about to become your new BFF and here’s why. Read More →

Detecting Scroll Position

JavaScript is that magical creature that can add tremendous flavor to your interactions especially when its events like scrolling. The following is a review of properties available to authors that help detect scroll and position. Read More →

Lazy Flexslider for WordPress

Carousels/sliders are one of the most widely used widgets in development for the Web today (although the debate over using them still varies in opinion). In my experience w/sliders there’s literally no need to load every single image for a slider on init window load. Today I share my implementation for a client project brought to me by Staple Web Design using WordPress and Flexslider (which does not support lazy loading out of the box). Read More →

Performance Audit

Speed is most certainly a good thing during these trying times of #perfmatter and #rwd. In efforts to make my blog a bit more performant, I’ve been taking the time to conduct speed tests using services like PageSpeed Insights. This is just a glimpse inside my efforts up until the time of this post to make those adjustments. Read More →

SVG & CSS Grayscale Filter: Retina Bug

Way back in the time machine of dreams I was reworking my blog in CodePen, until I ported my work to a local machine. During that time on CodePen I was playing with CSS Filters as I was writing about them for the CSS-Tricks Almanac. Of course like the good little developer I am I decided to try a grayscale filter on my SVG logo and the following are the results as I began my cross-device testing. Read More →