Tag Archives : Developer Workflow January 2015

  • 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 →

  • The Tools of a Remote Worker

    So, I work remotely for Mode. Yes, remote work is quite the luxury, but it also has it’s downsides when it comes to communicating. I’m gonna list a few services that I feel make my life as simple as possible (and the ones that fail) when I’m trying to communicate effectively with my co-workers. Read More →

  • I Don’t Git Case Sensitivity

    Git is great! Even though it’s totally (hashtag) awesome sauce, you can encounter the occasional strangeness from time to time. My encounter deals with case sensitivity with both file names and also directory names. 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 →

  • How it’s made: Front–end Developers Spill The Beans: The Windows/Ubuntu Edition

    In the spirit of discovery and process once again, I set out to ask 1 front–end developer to share his procedure when making stuff for the Web on a Non–Mac machine including a little share from myself for Windows scenarios. We’ll start with the initial set up of the local environment and end with deploying the final product. A special thanks to @remybach for opening up the curtain and sharing his secrets on Ubuntu. Read More →