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…

GDI Philly Holiday Party

Last night I attended the Girl Develop It (Philly) holiday party and gave a quick talk. I have been incredibly anxious to meet everyone that is part of this particular chapter, as they seemed especially active and welcoming. I have also been making an effort to ease into the terrifying…

New Project: An Apple A Day

...keeps the dev blues away? I don't know, I just like illustrated fruit. I am a total sucker for an adorably themed daily coding exercise project. The very first one that ever caught my eye was Alex Bergin's A to Z CSS animations. He did an amazing job with this…