Tag: CSS

A Step Beyond the Style Guide

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about Style Guide and Pattern libraries. These tools allow teams to have a point of reference for the style elements (fonts, buttons, etc.) of the project being built. While these are great, there is an extra step that I am seeing some teams make that seem just […] 

Creating a Sass Theme Engine

Creating a Sass Theme Engine

Late last year, I was working on a project that required some elements of the page to be “theme-able” to match different live events being represented. Some background colors on containers needed to be changed and icons in certain contexts should be changeable as well. This could get out of hand quickly, as I needed […] 

Growing Developers

Growing Developers

The growth roadmap for a developer can vary from person to person. Unfortunately experience isn’t always a good indicator of talent or ability. “Do you have 20 years experience or do you have the same 1 year of experience twenty times?” –Scott Hanselman from I know apps How do we stretch beyond the same one […] 

How to Build a Web (abridged)

How to Build a Web (abridged)

First off, I’ll just concede that I’m weird; I enjoy reading specifications. If you’re like me, this post isn’t for you. I’ll see you at our annual convention. (If you get there first, please reserve a four-topper for the rest of us.) If you’re not like me–if you do not enjoy reading specifications–this post is for you. […] 

Bug Bash 2013

Bug Bash 2013

Last week my fellow developers and I pushed the pause button on our current project list and paid some much-needed attention to the request list instead. As bugs and small feature requests come in from the business team we support, they are put into a list that we can pull from as we have time. […] 

All your base are visible to us

All your base are visible to us

Here’s a little safety switch for utility web pages. I have a quick-n-dirty, static html file I use simply for submitting a form to test certain features of our site. I typically use this only in my local development but occasionally in other environments. I set it by un-commenting a desired <base> element like so: […] 

Implementing Modular Web Design: Part 2 – How?

Implementing Modular Web Design: Part 2 – How?

Modular Web Design by Nathan Curtis and Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work by Robert Hoekman Jr. and Jared Spool are great resources for UX developers. They focus on the theory, philosophy and process of designing modularly. Unfortunately, these books don’t go into any detail about how to actually implement, in code, a modular […] 

Implementing Modular Web Design: Part 1 – Why?

Implementing Modular Web Design: Part 1 – Why?

Having read Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work by Robert Hoekman Jr. and Jared Spool and Modular Web Design by Nathan Curtis, I was super excited about the prospect of creating a component library for the developers here at Lampo. What’s so cool about component libraries? Let me tell you. Imagine never having to […] 

float: center

As a CSS enthusiast, one of the questions I have heard a lot over the past few years has been, "How do I float center?" To that, I have always replied simply, "you don't," and then I delve into what my colleague is actually trying to do. (Really, when was the last time you […] 

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