Designers, let not thy Photoshop layers live as these.
Grid system front end dev.
I’ve been putting off learning grid systems for layout because I just haven’t made time for them, and they looked unnecessarily complicated (wrongly). I’m about to prototype a new project that I’m glad I haven’t started using Grid 960 thanks to this article (readi it if you’re uninitiated). Understanding in minutes, not hours.
I know that there are other systems, namely the famous Twitter Bootstrap that work well, some argue better, but it’s a lot of preference. I’m not in love with TB because it seems like you can always tell when a site uses it. I’d probably attribute that to their interface elements included- namely buttons. To that end, it’s probably heavier than I need it to be in the included code dept. I know I can trim it, but there are too many other options to take a knife to one framework to make it fit.
I know that there are a bunch of systems out there, like, a lot. Newer one’s tend to focus on fluidity and responsive layouts- which is more and more necessary. I even think that developing responsive sites without a grid system might be exponentially more difficult. All of this is coming after I play with 960.
I feel like I’m late to the game on this one, then again, it’s feeling like I’ve only really needed it right now. Perfect timing.
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Just put in my two weeks at my primary job, a job I’ve worked at for five years. Leaving to take up a position with Cord Media in Palm Desert to take care of the web work for their accounts. This is what I want to be doing.
Incredibly excited to start in on what I want to be doing full time. Hard work pays off.
Meanwhile, the work on the side continues to go and go…
I love it all. Okay. Getting back off Tumblr and back to work for the night.
Dreaded moments with a VM running Windows Vista for good ol’ Internet Explorer 7 testing. OF COURSE! It has problems.
It makes my Mac feel dirty and hearkens back to the days I had to troubleshoot why Vista wasn’t playing well with the Windows 7 machines on a network. Ugh.
“Elements that rely only on mousemove, mouseover, mouseout or the CSS pseudo-class :hover may not always behave as expected on a touch-screen device such as iPad or iPhone.”
Well, um, yep. Until Apple stops missing the boat and can figure out that your finger is *going* to press your button, you’re out of luck.
Nice easily customizable PHP solution for an image randomizer that can be modified to accept .pdf files, HTML files, and even CSS files. Not too shabby.
Work, or REwork.
I decided to take some time to rework a site I did for my job a while back (read: before I was up on more recent methods of building), and thus a rebuild from the ground up was necessary. This is entirely rad because I have a chance to play with some stuff I haven’t gotten around to tinkering with yet. Namely HTML5 Boilerplate.
This site isn’t anything that calls for a lot of advanced features or frills and tricks, but I enjoy getting the sense that the site I’m building is going to be a lot more future proof and modern for longer. Basics. The <article>, <aside>, <figure>, and some basic stuff are easily included and already have a great organizing code readability effect.
That and the integration with Modernizr for a more native CSS3 feel across browsers makes this feel pretty good all around. Enjoying the rework on this.
I’m not really excited about this framework. Sure it’s responsive, but it just feels…. repetitious.
And those buttons….. they’re not supposed to be for diagrams Mr. White House web developer.
The evolution of the 404 Page Not Found error page. The most ubiquitous and recognizable error in the history of the internet.
Cool, and true…
p.s. I love TED talks.
What is a front end developer supposed to do? I was really weary of trying to navigate the frameworks and libraries out there, BUT I think this one nails it.
It’s just over two weeks in time, but I’d say about bit less than 2 weeks of days worked on, but my site/portfolio is that. much. closer. Feeling really good, and it’s a rad exercise to quantify theoretical for practical. It’s going to be good to lock this down and launch it. Goal: by the end of this week. I’m scheduled for camping, so it’s going to have to be before I drop of le grid.
After that, back to studying. So much to learn, and so much excitement.
You’d be amazed at what is available on the internet. The democratization of information literally puts so much of anything you want to know about just a few clicks away.
Awesome. I’ll post a link here (obviously).
One and a half months since I’ve dived back into this stuff, and it seems like it’s taking too long, but it hasn’t even been a minute yet…
In other news, it’s incredibly easy to lose track of time while working.