Bridging the Photoshop divide

Photoshop isn’t up to laying out text for the web, so we made our own tool.

Things I learned in 2015

A quick list of things I learned while building things in 2015.

Jekyll + Github pages + Travis CI, sitting in a tree

I use Jekyll and Github Pages to host several sites. However because Github builds Jekyll projects using the --safe flag, you are restricted to only a handful of supported plugins.

Taming typography using Sass maps

Working on a project with many designers and engineers can make it difficult to manage type styles. I find that we often end up with different sizes or weight definitions littered throughout the project with a lot of repetition as styles are redefined within media queries.

Open source burnout

I used to be an active contributor to Symphony CMS, an open souce PHP content management system. What started as an effort to learn the framework for my day job quickly became an obsession that led to exhaustion.