Philly's First CodePen Meetup

Yesturday I co-hosted Philadelphia's first CodePen meetup with GDI Philly. The event was sponsored by Lincoln Loop, catered by Caffienation, and took place at City CoHo. All of these forces came together to form what I will now be referring to as the Coolest CodePen Collaboration of 2015 (Triple C…

Specifying Link Purpose

I read a brief acticle recently that discusses the complications brought about by having a number of links on a page represented by the same text. While users without disabilities will mostly be able to decipher the different intentions of these links based on the page's content, these intentions become…

jQuery Snippet Heavy Hitters

As with almost all things in this field that initially approach, JavaScript was (is) really intimidating. Now, I'm certainly not saying that I am some sort of expert now, but I am in deep enough at this point to detect that a large portion of what I need JavaScript for…

Command Line Primer Primer

This post specifically addresses the Mac OS X Terminal. I can definitely say that one of the more intimidating things I accomplished in 2014 was getting comfortable with the command line process. I was very hesitant to even use it at first: What if I delete something? What if I…

It's All in Your head

I was recently working on a small new project (with apples) and found myself feeling that the bulk of content witin the head tag was slightly comical. What exactly is all this stuff that (mostly) isn't even seen by the site's user? What's essential? What's just taking up space? What…

Learning to Pace Learning

As with all my life lessons, I had to learn how to pace design and development studies the hard way. Becoming a web designer has been one of the more enjoyable and exciting decisions I have made. I love it. I feel guilty each day being able to do this…