My Favorite Git Aliases

If you're like me, you like to find patterns in your work and turn them into aliases and shortcuts in the terminal. I thought I'd share with you my current Git aliases, explaining a few along the way. For starters, you'll want to add these aliases to your .gitconfig file. Read More
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How to Set the Order of Media Queries for Sprockets Media Query Combiner

Today I was working on a project that's about to launch in a few weeks. I was asked to make a last-minute change to the layout of a page (of course!), which required me to use a media query size I had not yet used in the project. At FINE, we've established the standard of using a breakpoint mixin nested inside our selector to handle responsive behavior. Our pattern, in short, looks like this: Read More
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Susy 2 Snippets is Now in Package Control

A while back I created a set of Sublime Text snippets for Susy 2 mixins and functions. This past week, I made that collection of snippets into a Package Control package.

If you haven’t already installed the snippets, you can do it now by searching for “Susy 2 Snippets” with … Read More

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Small Gripe: Target=”_blank”

I’m often asked to make small, almost trivial changes to our clients’ websites. One of these changes that grinds my gears is the frequent request to “Make this hyperlink open in a new tab/window.”

This bothers me because it changes the default behavior of links and takes away the user’s … Read More

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Susy Snippets

For work, I’ve been preparing to share a presentation on Susy 2, a Sass grid implementation system. I’d call it a framework, but that’s not accurate. It’s a collection of functions and mixins that allow you to create customizable grids via the CSS for your site. It’s your grids, … Read More

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One Year In Portland

It has been one year since Anna and I moved from Pasadena to Portland. I thought it might be a good idea to recap some of what has happened during that time and review some of what we had hoped would happen in moving.

Arrival

I think I can safely … Read More

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