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  1. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #18: Jamming with Melissa

    For day 18 of making something every day in December, I recorded a late-night jam with Melissa. As with our other jams, there’s nothing planned and there are no expectations to make something that resembles a finished piece of music. […]

  2. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #17: Even More Cans

    For day 17 of making something every day in December, I continued to work on a can art project. Once again, not much to look at, but I find the act of cutting and painting these cans to be really cathartic […]

  3. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #16: Another Jam with Ian

    For day 16 of making something every day in December, I recorded another jam with Ian. Like the others, there’s nothing particularly special about this recording, but what is special is the deliberate act of playing and recording music. I […]

  4. 23 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #15: More Cans

    For day 15 of making something every day in December, I continued to work on a can art project. Still not much to look at right now, but a little bit of progress is still progress.   Making things in […]

  5. 16 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #14: Cans

    For day 14 of making something every day in December, I started an art project involving cutting and painting a bunch of aluminum cans. It doesn’t look like much right now: I’ve done some projects like this in the past, […]

  6. 16 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #13: Cookie party!

    For day 13 of making something every day in December, we went over to our friends Val and Jason‘s place for a Christmas cookie-decorating party! Val whipped up a ton of gingerbread and sugar cookies, which we then took and […]

  7. 15 Dec, 2019

    Adactio: Journal—The Technical Side of Design Systems by Brad Frost

    It’s always an honor to have Jeremy live-blog my talk. Source: Adactio: Journal—The Technical Side of Design Systems by Brad Frost

  8. 15 Dec, 2019

    Group Chat, Group Stress

    This is the in-depth teardown of group chat that I’ve been missing in my life. It details all the reasons I don’t fully love Slack. I’m going to share this with my team — on Slack — to see how […]

  9. 15 Dec, 2019

    Do I need a custom Select?

    No

  10. 15 Dec, 2019

    Why is Not an Accordion

    Preach, Dave. At the risk of being a broken record; HTML really needs , , , , and elements. Not more “low-level primitives” but good ol’ fashioned, difficult-to-get-consensus-on elements. A new set of accessible controls for a modern era… except […]

  11. 14 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #12: Making progress on a song

    For day 12 of making something every day in December, I made some progress on a song. Here are the results: This is a song that I’ve had around for a long while now, and while going through some stuff […]

  12. 14 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #11: Lunchtime jam with Ian

    For day 11 of making something every day in December, I recorded another lunchtime jam with Ian. I realize I’m one day behind in my posting (cross-country travel throws a wrench into lots of things), so hopefully I’ll be able […]

  13. 11 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #10: Coffee doodle

    For day 10 of making something every day in December, I doodled on a Starbucks cup. Nothing special, just flying back from San Francisco and don’t really have access to much else en route. making things in december timeline: Day […]

  14. 09 Dec, 2019

    Level of Effort

    I’m always amazed by the level of effort involved in web design/development. Adding a simple button to a UI can translate to weeks or even months of work. Behind every little bit of UI is a giant iceberg of technology […]

  15. 09 Dec, 2019

    Making things in December #8: O, Christmas Tree

    For day 7 of making something every day in December, I decorated a Christmas tree! That totally counts. Making things in December timeline: Day 1: recorded new song Day 2: wrote blog post called Music and Web Design Day 3: assembled […]

  16. 09 Dec, 2019

    Subtract | Derek Sivers

    The least successful people I know run in conflicting directions, are drawn to distractions, say yes to almost everything, and are chained to emotional obstacles. The most successful people I know have a narrow focus, protect themselves against time-wasters, say […]

  17. 09 Dec, 2019

    Blocks UI

    A JSX-based page builder for creating beautiful websites without writing code. Blocks comes with built-in components that are carefully designed and implemented with Theme UI. This looks like a step in the right direction for working with code. Some things I’d […]

  18. 09 Dec, 2019

    Basecamp’s chat sucks

    This post speaks to me. My argument is Slack is ruining the culture of a remote, distributed, calmup. One could put rules. People should only use Slack for chat-ops, notifications, and emergencies. Would that help? Would it help people avoid […]

  19. 07 Dec, 2019

    Making Things in December #7: Funky Border Animation Codepen

    For day 7 of making something every day in December, I made a Codepen of a little funky border animation concept I’ve been thinking about: See the Pen dyPYwdj by Brad Frost (@bradfrost) on CodePen. I’ll admit that it’s not […]

  20. 06 Dec, 2019

    Doing It Right

    I’ve been spending a lot of time getting things right. Like, really right. One thing about working on giant design systems is that every minor shortcut, every assumption, every “that should probably do it” gets blown to smithereens in the […]