Sustainable Styles: An Object-Oriented twist on BEM

I have been working in the web for a long time, and I have worked full-time professionally at UL for almost 5 years.  In that time, I’ve learned a lot about how developers perceive CSS, and why so many projects are absolutely littered with novice-level CSS. BEM was introduced a few years ago to deal with […]

Exciting WordPress Developments

I have been working on some exciting new WordPress things that I plan on releasing in compliance with the GPL.  First, since there wasn’t a decently simple (free) front-end profile management system, I decided to write one if my own. It is completely customizable with short codes and allows you to validate input with regular […]

jQuery Goodies!

I started a new GitHub repo to fill with jQuery utilities and behaviors. The initial commit is filled with viewport sizing utilities.  The utilities make it easy to use viewport-relative sizing in situations where browsers do not support VW and VH. Something that I use a lot is the Letterboxing module.  Simply by adding .jq-letterbox, you can […]

The Developer’s New Struggle: Data Caps

These past 10 years have hosted a huge evolution in our data distribution technology. Since 2000, we’ve watched household broadband speeds move from about 0.5 mbps to somewhere around 20 mbps on average. This is awesome. We have new LTE networks that are capable of pushing around 50 mbps over the air. Please note: this is […]

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