Musings

  1. Dude, Where's My Modal?
    Modals. Popups. Overlays. Dialog Boxes. No matter what you call them; ugh. I can't even. If I were being gracious, I'd say that nine times out of ten, modals are the lazy way out of solving a hard (or sometimes not so hard) design or development problem. We should stop doing that.
  2. CSS Strategy
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    My current thoughts on this subject have been codified in [North](https://github.com/snugug/north).
  3. Empathy vs Understanding
    In order to solve the problems of our users or to work better with each other, we need both empathy *and* understanding.
  4. The Art of Keeping Up
    The web, as [Ethan Marcotte says](https://twitter.com/globalmoxie/status/192279851732959232), is an inherently unstable medium. It's constantly evolving and changing, and in order to stay relevant you need to keep up. This is how I do it.
  5. There is no Enterprise
    Let's stop talking about "Enterprise". Enterprise code, enterprise design, enterprise color schemes, enterprise anything. As far as I can see, there is no such thing as "Enterprise", at least not any more, and not how it gets used.
  6. @target Your CSS
    `@target` syntax to spin out specific pieces of your CSS into new files through a little bit of post processing.
  7. What Can Blue Do For You
    After a fantastic 21 months, last Thursday was my last day at NBCUniversal and am joining IBM.
  8. Style Guide Questionnaire Results
    On April 21, I put up a questionnaire asking for feedback on how and why people use Style Guide systems. Here is the feedback I collected.
  9. Element Queries
    When building responsive sites, especially style and component guide driven responsive sites, being able to query an item's width instead of the viewport is invaluable for re-usability. While we don't have them natively, we can emulate them with JavaScript.
  10. Debugging Sass with Source Maps
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    One of the super exciting features in Sass 3.3, currently in development, is the introduction of native Source Maps as a successor to Sass Debug Info. Working Source Map reading for Sass in Google Chrome Canary means this is a real debugging option you can start looking at today.
  11. Aurora 3.0 - Magic Birds and Boars
    I'm excited to announce the official release of Aurora 3.0! Ian and I have been worked hard to build out a base theme that truly is designed around the best tools and techniques available for front end development today.
  12. Do You Believe in Magic?
    Today I'm excited to announce Magic, a first-of-its-kind module for Drupal designed to integrate advanced theme development settings into any theme.