I’ve had a few people ask me how I designed the blog post images in my rebuilding Wardrobe series and in this post I wanted to outline the simple process I use for doing it. Continue reading “Creating Notebook Style Post Images”
In this weeks Rebuilding Wardrobe series I started working on the list of posts. That sounds easy right? Grab all the posts from the database, loop them, and print them in table rows. But in our crazy world of web development it’s never that easy. One of the fields that should be included is the published date and that means I have to account for timezones. Yuck! Continue reading “Rebuilding Wardrobe: Week 4”
This is an old but epic post discussing the pros and cons of each of these frameworks. I’ve been using Backbone heavily over the past two years and this quote really rings true to my experience:
I think Backbone is not a framework, when using Backbone you have to build a framework from the primitives it provides. This can be powerful or a burden and it mostly comes down to how much control you care to have.
In the end Ghost decided to go with Ember and the comments in the GitHub issue makes strong arguments for all three.
Let’s face it. Managing front end dependencies is still a headache. As developers, we have a plethora of options for building dependencies. Some of the tools off the top of my head are Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli, Component, NPM, and probably 5 more have been released since I started writing this post. In this tutorial, I am going to focus on Gulp but I’m sure it can be modified to work with any of the others. Continue reading “Setting up Gulp, Bower, Bootstrap Sass, & FontAwesome”
A great graphic via mashable to keep in mind for building new iOS apps and for optimizing your mobile sites. I haven’t seen a plus in person yet, but being a short person this seems worrisome. The pictures I’ve seen make it look like an iPad mini mini.
Not only does Apple provide an API for interacting with the operating system and install apps, but they also provide an Objective-C bridge to work directly with native libraries such as Cocoa. This is HUGE.
I totally missed this announcement but indeed it’s very exciting and could be a huge step for bringing web developers into true app development. Hopefully, it gets integrated beyond just Automator.
This update cannot be installed because it requires at least 6.9 GB of storage. You can make more storage available by deleting items in Usage Settings.
— iOS 8
EVERY iOS UPGRADE, EVER!
Welcome to week three in the rebuilding Wardrobe series. This week my goals are to get migrations, repositories, and hopefully an admin editor all setup. Continue reading “Rebuilding Wardrobe: Week 3”
This might be old news to you, but new to me:
Lessons walk through specific topics or methods in the practice of typography, with a clear objective or takeaway skill that can be immediately applied to design work.
A great resource for typography, one of things in web development that I struggle to get exactly right.
A writer with no head for business isn’t going to make a living with the words they write, no matter how glorious, how well-crafted, how extraordinary they are, outside an incredible run of good luck.
— Kameron Hurley on Writing as a business
This applies to developers as well. Even if you have no aspirations to start your own business, knowing about options, employee contracts, personal finance, and retirement would do you well.
This is the second week in a series on rebuilding WardrobeCMS, the minimal blogging engine. Here is the link to last weeks in case you missed it and want to get caught up.
For this week I want to accomplish two main goals. The first is to get a base install of Laravel 4.3 going and start an admin style guide. Continue reading “Rebuilding Wardrobe: Week 2”
Welcome to the first week of my rebuilding Wardrobe series. As I mentioned in the announcement I’m going to be journaling the entire process of rebuilding the app and I will be starting from a blank slate. This week is going to be just planning and laying out the goals of the project. Continue reading “Rebuilding Wardrobe: Week 1”