Designing Web Tutorials For Kids

For the last couple months I've been developing a kid's web design tutorial series for Tuts+, Tuts+ Town. There are eleven tutorials total and a couple of them were published recently and will continue to throughout June. The series walks kids through some foundational level pieces like how the web…

SVG Sprites and Icon Systems Are Super

I wrote a post over at Lincoln Loop recently on using SVG sprites as an icon system: SVG Sprites and Icon Systems Are Super. The post was a response to an email I received asking about how to use a lot of SVG icons and be able to change their…

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…