Today is my last day at Chartbeat. The future holds something that I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember — start my own company. As fate would have it, a buddy that I met at Chartbeat became my co-founder (sorry, Tony!). We're building a product company called Flek where we're going to do what we do best — make awesome stuff. We have big dreams and we're going to do it in an uncommon way in this industry — we're going to be sustainable. Will it work? I have no idea. All I know is that it's time to be hungry. It's time to be foolish. It's time to make.
I hate things that don't match. In this case, I hate Chrome's extension icons that are random sets of colors and styles. I decided to make replacement icons for the extensions that I love so that they'll all match and blend into the Chrome UI.
Today is the first day of 2013. A day when almost every person that I know is thinking about the changes that they're going to make in their life. I've never been fond of arbitrary markers in time. Birthdays, anniversaries, even holidays - they all seem strange to me and I've never been one to get excited and celebrate them.
If you're anything other than a beginning web developer, chances are that you use a command line. I'm a big Apple fan and I don't even own a Windows machine anymore. That being said, I spend a lot of time in Terminal using SVN and especially if you develop in Ruby on Rails. In this post, I'd like to share a little trick that I learned on how to make Terminal easier on the eyes. It's a simple process that has some nice results.
Web design and development is an ever evolving profession that is quite different than it was just a few years ago. It is a continually improving field and the competition is constantly growing more intense. If you want to stay with the best, you must improve your own skills. One exercise that I do every so often is to look back on my previous work and designs. I want to share with you some of my thoughts and lessons that I have learned in this exercise. Some of the lessons I'm about to share with you can be abstracted into life lessons and more than just development or design lessons.
I wanted to build a CSS timeline for the “About” section of my site while using some clean and simple markup. I wanted to avoid using images as much as possible, so I spent a few minutes prototyping some options and came up with a solution using unordered lists. The result is a simple and clean looking timeline with some very straight forward markup. In this article I'll share my approach to creating a timeline out of CSS and HTML which results in a nice looking, simple timeline.
I have recently purchased a new iPhone 3G S and I'm hooked. I'm not sure why I haven't made the plunge in earlier, oh wait, *cough* AT&T *cough*. I've been playing around with the iPhone SDK for a few months now, so I knew my way around the iPhone quite well. However, one feature caught me by surprise, the camera.
As a web developer I spend a lot of time using a text editor, at least 6 hours a day. I know there are other developers out there who stare at the millions of pixels of letters as well as I do, so I'd like to share one of my favorite workflow tips, vertically selecting text!