Category: Opinion

You’re Overthinking It

You’re Overthinking It | Miso Engineering. There’s a lot of truth in this post. I’ve spoken to many designers and developers who are simply intimidated by what everyone else is doing. I know it’s completely cliche but honestly: who cares?

Posted: February 02, 2012

Bootstrap 2.0

Bootstrap, from Twitter. Bootstrap 2.0 is here, and it’s beyond impressive. I don’t talk much about frameworks, especially frameworks involving CSS, but the purpose of Bootstrap isn’t really a springboard for your latest client project, it’s a springboard for your project and I love that. Version 2.0 blew me away with coverage and implementation. I’m […]

Posted: February 01, 2012

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security Book Review

I recently read WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly and I’m impressed. At nearly 400 pages, the book is overflowing with lots of information on an unwieldy subject that (rightly) keeps some people away from unmanaged hosting. If you’re interested in keeping your WordPress sites as secure as possible, this book might be for you.

Posted: January 30, 2012

To-Do Lists Don’t Work

To-Do Lists Don't Work – Daniel Markovitz – Harvard Business Review. I agree with this article just as much as I disagree with it. I agree in that to-do lists do not work. Having a random list consisting of both blue-sky items as well as a reminder to pick up the milk just doesn’t make […]

Posted: January 25, 2012

This (Article) is not About Development or Design, it’s About Us

I realize the core purpose of this site is to discuss Web development and design, but over the past couple of weeks it’s become so apparent to me that the actual work we do every day is just a segment of the big picture.

Posted: January 23, 2012

Improving Your Process: Segmenting your Sass as a Method of Optimization

I’ve become a true fan of Sass, and a lot has to do with Compass. More than that, though, I’ve got a new approach to the way I’ve been structuring my Sass as a method of writing more efficient, targeted styles that are more adaptable and easier to maintain.

Posted: January 16, 2012

Schlep Blindness

Schlep Blindness. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been discouraged that I didn’t think of an idea first. Things, once in front of your face, seem so obvious. We ask ourselves “why didn’t I think of that?!” and the fact of the matter is: we leave well enough alone. We all hate PayPal, […]

Posted: January 16, 2012

Small teams beat large teams in software development

Small teams beat large teams in software development | Atomic Spin. While I’ve never worked on a “large team”, it didn’t take long for me to realize that smaller, more targeted teams felt much more productive. It’s not that large teams are incapable of producing, it just seemed like it took way too long given […]

Posted: January 11, 2012

Daily Routine of a 4 Hour Programmer

Software Developer Productivity | All about your Mind | Microsoft Stack – Jay On Software – Daily Routine of a 4 Hour Programmer. I love getting a look into the way other people do things. It’s not so much to directly compare their process to mine and outline what I think is better/worse, I just like […]

Posted: January 11, 2012

The New Web Typography

The New Web Typography. Microsoft is really hitting things strong early in 2012, wow. The hot topic this week is OpenType support in IE10. While other browsers fit that bill as well, Microsoft made this (very non-Microsoft looking) website to tout what’s so cool about OpenType support in browsers. Of course a big pink ribbon […]

Posted: January 11, 2012