Posts Tagged ‘development’

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  1. 05 Jan, 2022

    Quick Tip: Peacock VS Code extension

    As a consultant who works in many client codebases, I love the Peacock VS Code extension because I can apply my clients’ brand colors to the editor UI. It really keeps my head screwed on straight since I’m often working […]

  2. 05 Oct, 2018

    The Codification of Design

    Fantastic article by Snook about designer/developer relations. Everything that a designer draws in a Sketch or Photoshop file needs to be turned into code. Code needs to be developed, delivered to the user, and maintained by the team. That means […]

  3. 24 Jun, 2018

    I Don’t Believe In Full Stack Engneering

    Here’s a good rant about the concept of full-stack developers. I tend to agree. In my experience, “full-stack developers” always translates to “programmers who can do frontend code because they have to and it’s ‘easy’.” Although I think the concept of […]

  4. 17 Feb, 2016

    Frontend Design

    Somewhere between design – a world of personas, pixels, and polish – and engineering – a world of logic, loops, and linux  – lies frontend design. Frontend design involves creating the HTML, CSS, and presentational JavaScript code that makes up a user […]

  5. 04 May, 2015

    Sparkbox Labs

    The fine folks at Sparkbox created a hub for all their little tools and documents they use in their process. Some of it’s code, some of it’s documentation, but it’s all helpful. These resources (as well as Filament Group’s code hub) […]

  6. 20 Apr, 2015

    WordPress Database Migration Tool

    I just bought WP Migrate DB Pro to help keep my local databases and live sites in sync. Looking forward to digging into this. Right now my local sites and my live sites are way out of sync, and it […]

  7. 19 Nov, 2014

    Harvard Business Review Pattern-Lab Team workflow

    It’s so wonderful to see teams using Pattern Lab to launch successful projects. In fact, it makes me a little teary-eyed. In this case, the Harvard Business Review team used Pattern Lab to create an interface design system for their […]

  8. 24 Oct, 2014

    Responsive Images

    There’s three topics I avoid discussing: religion, politics, and responsive images. But now that the responsive images dust is settling, I figured it’s time to face the music and actually learn this stuff. So here’s how I’m going to write […]

  9. 20 Oct, 2014

    “I Don’t Know”

    I think it’s high time that we got rid of the stigma attached to “I Don’t Know”. This is especially relevant in the web development industry – where the technologies we use come and go as fast as the speed […]

  10. 18 Oct, 2014

    Prepping the right thing

    Emil Björklund wrote a very thoughtful follow-up post to my Primed and Ready to Go post about front-end prep work. Emil clarifies that it’s while it’s important to prepare as much as possible, it’s dangerous to jump in and start […]

  11. 16 Oct, 2014

    Primed and Ready to Go

    It’s absolutely essential to treat front-end development as part of the design process. However, the (foolish, artificial) line between design and development “phases” gets in the way of true collaboration between disciplines. This often isn’t due to any malicious intent, […]

  12. 02 Oct, 2014

    56 Experts reveal 3 beloved front-end development tools

    PSD To WordPress asked me what 3 web development tools I couldn’t live without. Here’s what I had to say: Pattern Lab While I’m a bit biased, I honestly can’t imagine designing websites without Pattern Lab. It gives me the […]

  13. 29 May, 2014

    Using Grunt with Pattern Lab

    Grunt is a powerful Javascript task runner that can make your web design workflow much more efficient by automating a slew of tedious tasks. Pattern Lab is a tool created by Dave Olsen and myself to help you efficiently create […]

  14. 18 Oct, 2013

    Git/Github Resources

    I suck at Git/Github and need to get a lot better. I asked for resources a while back and here’s what people came back to me with: Roundups Learn Git by Kevin Suttle Top 10 Git Tutorials for Beginners Walkthroughs […]

  15. 07 Oct, 2013

    Development Is Design

    I recently received this email from a startup: We’re a startup in San Francisco looking to launch a 5-page website this October. We would deliver all wireframes, web content, and design PSDs. We just need a front-end pro to develop […]

  16. 03 Jul, 2013

    Progressive Enhancement Is Still Important

    Absolutely brilliant read from Jake Archibald about why progressive enhancement still matters. I totally agree that we have to be smarter about how we construct our experience, and also consider the difference between “support” and “optimization”.

  17. 13 Aug, 2012

    The Many Faces of ‘Mobile First’

    We see the phrase ‘mobile first’ everywhere. Luke Wroblewski definitely struck a nerve when he coined the phrase a few years ago and created an important battle cry as we head into this multi-screen future. Luke’s definition of mobile first […]

  18. 28 Sep, 2009

    Magento Beginner’s Guide Review: Part 1

    Magento Ecommerce is a powerful, flexible open-source system that can produce great results right out of the box.  At Pod1, we work exclusively with Magento to deliver custom ecommerce websites for high end fashion brands and more.  Because I’ve seen […]