Stop Making Excuses and Start Using Sass

Stop Making Excuses and Start Using Sass
Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Like most web folk, I typically stay busy at work with projects and such.  Integrating new technologies into my workflow can be near impossible at times. And, getting rolling with something new or switching up my workflow often becomes a black hole before I can enjoy the fruits of my labor.  I am happy to say Sass surprised me in a good way.

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Responsive HTML Presentations with Reveal.js

Responsive HTML Presentations with Reveal.js
Posted by on Aug 9, 2012

Do you need a way to show a presentation on your website that is responsive, easy to update and requires no browser plugins?  If so, Reveal.js is the answer.  Using CSS3 and javascript, Reveal.js delivers a powerful presentation tool that supports keyboard, mouse and swipe navigation.  

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Responsive Images Solutions

Responsive Images Solutions
Posted by on Aug 2, 2012

As retina displays become more popular, designers are challenged to find that balance between serving great looking images and images that load quickly.  Before the iPhone 4 screens for the most part displayed images at 72 pixels per inch, but now displays range from 72 to 326 pixels per inch. So, why exactly does this matter to web designers?

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4 Videos to Help You Build a Better User Experience for Your Websites

4 Videos to Help You Build a Better User Experience for Your Websites
Posted by on Jun 12, 2012

As a designer I sometimes find myself immersed in the technicalities of how and forget about the practicalities of why.  The goal of most websites is to connect with the end user in a meaningful way.  Whoa, that sounds a little intimate, but it is true.  We all become emotional about decisions and purchases that we have to make on and offline.  It is our job as designers to not only create something that looks great, but also an experience strips away barriers between end user and the goal.

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10 Best Free jQuery Notification Plugins

10 Best Free jQuery Notification Plugins
Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

Are you pumped and ready to checkout the exciting world of notifications? I know that sounds pretty boring, but these jQuery plugins help spice things up a bit. These are 10 of the best jQuery notification plugins that I have found, so please add other solid examples in the comments.

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Retirement Planning for the Freelancer

Retirement Planning for the Freelancer
Posted by on Mar 15, 2012

You’re on top of the world. Everything is going your way. The economy is down, but your business is booming. You have more work available to you than your greatest efforts can knock out. You’re making more money than all of your friends who spent 4 and 5 years getting a degree. You don’t have time to think about starting a family, much less to think about retirement.

Though I doubt it, you may actually choose to forfeit the joys of family, but you will eventually face retirement. It will take a little bit of time today; but once you have it set up, it easy to maintain. You will be back into the fast lane in no time. Let’s look at some options:

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35 Awesome Free Textures – a Variety

35 Awesome Free Textures – a Variety
Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

I am in the middle of designing a new website and am in need of a nice background. On my journey for the perfect background, I came across many great textures which woud not work for this project.  So, here is a collection of some of my favorites to save for another day.

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A Simple Savings Plan for the Freelancer (the 80/20 rule)

A Simple Savings Plan for the Freelancer (the 80/20 rule)
Posted by on Jan 23, 2012

You gave up the corporate career to be free, and free you are. As a freelancer, you are free from poor leadership, strict work hours, company politics, salary caps and so much more. This is great! You are truly free! However, freedom comes with responsibility for you future. You are free from a regular paycheck, free from easy tax deductions, free from knowing what tomorrow holds, free from 401ks and pension plans.

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