When redesigning my personal website and blog, I started from scratch and attempted to apply a mobile-first design approach. Here are a few tips that I picked up along the way while creating and implementing my new design that might prevent some mistakes on your own sites.
I recently came off of four months of parental leave where I had a fantastic time bonding with my new daughter. Although four months doesn’t seem like much of a hiatus, I learned very quickly that being a full time parent doesn’t leave much time to keeping my professional edge.
They might seem obvious, but it took me a while to find a balance to make sure spending time with my daughter didn’t play second fiddle to my profession passion and/or obsession. I also didn’t want to give up the little bit of sleep I’ve managed to get, which bring me to the three things that really helped keep up up-to-date.
I’ve been on this CSS kick for the past while, and I had forgotten how much CSS can do now. More specifically how things have changed when it comes to measuring height and width.
Dave Paquette, a fellow Western Dev, hit a strange CSS snag the other day. He wanted to use the
text-overflow: ellipsis on a flexbox item that displayed text, where the ellipsis would show up if the text was too long.
It didn’t work as expected, but after some digging, a solution was discovered. This post exists to document both the problem and solution with the hope that it prevents future headaches for other CSS developers.
We were both right.
We were both right.
(Originally Posted to MakeWebNotWar.ca.)
This is the spiritual sequel to my previous Highlight Reel for 2015 post. You don’t need to read it previously, but it might provide some context on some of these ideas.
I decided that with everything still in flux and forever changing, it’s easier for me to list out the interests and ideas, rather than concrete requirements for individual projects. Not sure how they’ll pan out exactly, but here’s the “what, why, and how” for the plan for 2016.
I just finished reading my post about 2014. If I were to compare my plans for 2015 to the result of the year-long sprint, I’d have to say that it appears that we are either way off track, or that the requirements have changed quite a bit.
2015 has been great, with all sorts of chaos thrown throughout. In this post I’ll share with you the highlights and the lessons learned from those events.