CSS

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One of my favorite features of my site and one of my most popular code demos on CodePen, is my CSS sliding caption reveal, so I thought I’d write a post about it. I’ve seen these types of features a lot on websites, where you have a gallery of some sort and when you hover over the image, there’s an overlay that fades or slides in with a description and/or link. Personally, I think like this type of feature and think it’s pretty cool, so I coded my own version of it. Read More

SASS Tutorial

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Not really sure how to intro this one, so just going to jump right to the point…I made a mixin to gradually change the background color of elements based off nth-child. It’s kind of a neat trick is you have a long list of links or categories that you want to change colors as it grows. Let’s take a looksie… Read More

Workflow

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I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a total command line expert and the point of this article isn’t to give some techy facts about command line and tell you, “you must use this!”, but to share my experience as I’ve been adopting it into my workflow.

Up until a few months ago, I used a GUI for any of the tools that I would need and it wasn’t until I started using Git for version controlling that I really started using any command line. I always thought it was just overly difficult, an un-necessary skill and never really had an interest in giving it a chance. Read More

Guest Post

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As of late, there is a lot of talk about the lack of minorities in the web industry and there has been little response to the topic. To be clear, I am not one, but one of my friends and co-worker is and he wanted to share his experience and thoughts on the topic. So, this is article is a guest post from Martin Duran. I’ve read over the article and really enjoyed his thoughts on the subject and hope many more in our industry can appreciate his words as well. Read More

SASS Tutorial

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Let’s get “gridy”. I’ve seen countless SASS mixins to make your life easier when dealing with grids, but I have an issue with most of these mixins I come across. Most of them work great, as they should, but the code can get quite complex and very hard for someone completely foreign to the code to just jump right in to it.

I propose that we use the power of SASS more responsibly and write code that others can easily follow and implement into their projects without any headaches. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t still produce some awesome, useful code. I’m just suggesting that during your approach, identify a single problem and tackle it. Read More