Some notes about LostGrid and Node versions.
LostGrid is going to drop support for Node v0.10 and v0.12
Okay okay…not just yet. But I’m releasing a patch today that will start to put warnings out there about the drop of Node support in Version 8. Version 8 isn’t quite ready yet and I’m going hold off releasing it until December when Node support for v0.12 ends.
Moving forward, LostGrid is going to support Node versions according to the Node LTS docs. See Docs hereRead Post
LostGrid's new beta is looking to solve some of the pixel gap issues with a new rounding parameter.
LostGrid Version 8 Beta 1 (the second one) (v8.0.0-beta.1)
This second beta release of LostGrid’s Version 8 is working to solve the pixel gap issues that some users experience using Calc-based grids. Inspired by the original creator of LostGrid, Cory Simmons, there is now a “rounder” parameter.Read Post
Do you ever read a book that is beyond you...that you don't feel like you're completely ready for? Good.
My mom did a lot of things right; I am so blessed by her. I was reading a book this evening, The Essential Wooden, and something hit me and hit me hard. …and something I realize my mom, whether she knew it or not, was doing very, very right: She got me books I wasn’t ready to read.
Have a few books on your bookshelf you’re not ready for. One day, maybe not tomorrow, you’ll be ready for them…and when you are you’ll be glad they are there.
LostGrid has some updates that are now in beta; things like lost-offset are getting a facelift.
LostGrid has a beta! (v8.0.0-beta.0)
This first release has a new more intuitive version ofRead Post
lost-offsetthat now shifts the content a bit more like you’d feel it should. Negative fractions moves it to the left and positive fractions move it to the right. It feels great to use!
Links and notes from my talk at Clark College in Washington.
I was asked to give a talk on “The Ongoing Adventures of a Frontend Developer” at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. Here are some links and notes from that talk.Read Post
Setting up a maintenance site for multi-domain routing.
If you’ve ever had to create a maintenance page for your website when you need to do some server work or some larger database operation that will need your system offline, you’ve probably suffered a headache about how to do it well. How about if you have multiple sites that you have to take down and you want there to be a “we are down right now” but branded for each domain? This was the dilemma that I had to solve and I must say, I like what I came up with.Read Post
New LostGrid Darcy release with feature enhancements and a major under-the-hood refactor.
- #322 [FEATURE ENHANCEMENT] There is a new ability to add an
rgbcolor value to
lost-utility: edit;to customize your editing color.
lost-utility: edit rgb(60, 0, 0);
I’ve missed diving into code like I used to. This is a minor release adding a little feature enhancement forRead Post
lost-utility. There are some cases where you might want to have different colors used in the
lost-utility. Now you can add in an
rgbvalue. When I went to bed after hitting “release” last night I realized that I should probably also add in some color variables as well like “blue” and “red” etc. Because I’m converting it to
rgbaI don’t think it would be as simple as accepting valid
csscolors but that’s certainly something that could be in the cards.
- #322 [FEATURE ENHANCEMENT] There is a new ability to add an
Adding a linear-gradient to images is rather easy and can be adapted to create a variety of design enhancements.
If you’re wanting to add a gradient to an image I have found a lot of posts that explain how to do it with background images. This has been the go-to strategy of mine for a while but I thought it didn’t feel quite right for every case.
A quick web tip on overscroll background color.
Here’s a little tip if you’re working on a site whose header and footer are the same color.Read Post
Comparing between two versions using the GitHub compare tool
Often I’ll want to see the difference between two releases on GitHub. Typically there is a CHANGELOG that will tell me a between versions but what if I want to see a diff between two versions that aren’t sequential? GitHub offers a way to do this.Read Post
what are the assumptions disguised as fact?
There are numerous moments when I have assumed something was fact when it was really just an assumption. Whether it was my own assumption or I was hearing an assumption of someone else it’s not hard to see the trouble this could cause if we step back a moment.Read Post
LostGrid releases new version called Darcy
LostGrid, the Darcy Release
Tonight I released the latest version of the open source project, LostGrid I maintain. The main focus of this release was to fix some bugs that caused some breaking changes, start a new version naming strategy, add a feature forRead Post
lost-rowand to also ensure that there was movement on the project.
For when you need to let someone know...
It’s a joke
So I don’t actually think this is an epidemic. I just think it’s funny. There have been many times when I will see people with AirDrop on and feel like sending them something. Now…I get to!Read Post
Great code, unless shipped, doesn't do much.
We’ve all been there. You’ve written a pretty solid feature and you’re just about done but you keep finding little areas to improve. Those little things that you keep committing such as “cleans up x” or “refactors x to make simpler”. As your deadline approaches your stress level grows, the product owner is getting nervous, and the late nights are inevitable.Read Post
There's no such thing as a unicorn
This post was turned into a talk.
1. Realize there are no silver bullets or unicorns.
Similar to imposter syndrome, it is important to know that your unique talents are to be valued. We all have different skills from various backgrounds. This is something to be celebrated and embraced by all developers. It’s important to realize that your background allows you to have a perspective that others cannot. Whether you’ve just written your first Hello World, or you are a seasoned dev, you have a unique take and that is worth celebrating.Read Post
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