My Web Design and Development Heros

During my daily duties of scouring Twitter, I caught a post from User Agent Man titled “A Developer I Admire – Walter Zorn”. It was tweeted by Paul Irish who posted “Developers We Admire, where he called out to the web development community to blog about the developers they found important and inspirational. After reading both posts I’ve been inspired and feel it’s time to share my experiences with my Heros and also give thanks back for their support.
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Debugging QVGA Remotely Using Opera’s Mobile Emulator

It was a hot summers day and all I could think about was “How the hell do I test for screens with sizes of 220px thru 260px?” Our faithful browsers currently on the market such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari only squeeze down so far and I don’t have a device that small to test with. We need a way to see what small devices look like when no device is within reach and debug them remotely. Now that the belly aching is taken care of, and a few tweets later, we can get started on finding our solution to small screen emulator debugging. Read More →

Text Me Up Circle

It all started with a dream where I was using CSS to make Fender Stratocaster volume and tone potentiometer knobs. The very next morning my dream came true and I was on my way to bliss → (Codepen : http://codepen.io/grayghostvisuals/full/volume-knobs/38). You see … CSS3 Transforms and a little Sass looping is the trick to this devil in disguise. While I was writing the CSS for the example –using Codepen of course– I had a little birdie hit me up with a super awesome trick Read More →

eCSSentially eCSSential

If you’re a fan like me then you’re certainly familiar with the work of The Filament Group and more importantly Scott Jehl. I have to admit that I’m a bit overdue in my visit with this awesome tool, but I finally found some time in a dark corner to give it a shot and I wanted to share my experience. So, what the hell does this thing do? How about a brief explanation by Scott Jehl from his Github Repo. Read More →