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Glenn McComb

Glenn McComb

Melbourne, Australia Freelance web designer and front-end dev Joined over 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Useful Sass (SCSS) media query mixins for Bootstrap (and everything else), in reply to Kevin Yun , Feb 13, 2018

    Thanks Kevin!

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  • Posted to Useful Sass (SCSS) media query mixins for Bootstrap (and everything else), in reply to Mark Otto , Feb 13, 2018

    Thanks Mark, wow those are awesome I hadn't dug right in to v4 - that is some very neat Sass. To be honest I generally include bootstrap.css on its own (compiled via a separate Sass build process). I did this previously because I found the v3 Sass build process took a fair while considering I rarely changed it.

    I haven't used v4 in production due to old browser support requirements (yes we have those kinds of clients) but I did find the grid to be highly awesome so I've used that in isolation in my personal projects.

    Cheers for the reply!

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  • Posted to New Forestry.io site - with animations (the future is now) , in reply to Scott Gallant , Feb 11, 2018

    Awesome site, I love seeing 3D on the web. Maybe the word "Forestry" on the processing plant would be handy? I didn't initially realise it was the Forestry logo on the side.

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  • Posted to What's your email signature look like?, Nov 21, 2017

    It's one of my least favourite things when a graphic designer goes to town on an email signature design and I'm asked to build it while trying to explain the challenges of doing anything remotely complex using Outlook's email signature system.

    Simple = better.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Skinn Branding Agency, in reply to Dan Sim , Sep 28, 2017

    Looks like you're right. A loading indicator of some kind would be very helpful.

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  • Posted to JK Rowling shuts down Erik Spiekermann on Twitter, in reply to Tyler Renfro , Aug 21, 2017

    "On Friday, designer Laura Kalbag announced on Twitter that her first book was about to come out, Mashable reports. "If you missed it: I’ve written a book! It’s coming out very soon, sign up to get it first," she wrote. Then, in one of the most technical, nitpicky corrections we've ever seen, designer and typographer Erik Spiekermann replied, "Actually, you wrote a text. It took a few other people and skills to make that into a book."

    ... taken from here.

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  • Posted to JK Rowling shuts down Erik Spiekermann on Twitter, in reply to Tyler Renfro , Aug 21, 2017

    Yeah I'm wondering the same thing. Seems to have disappeared?

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  • Posted to Creating New Portfolio Site... What static site generator should I use?, in reply to Matt Kevan , Aug 12, 2017

    Yep, as someone who's built a site both hand-coded from the ground up, and using a static site generator, the convenience that an SSG affords you is very nice. Months or years down the track I would often need to re-familiarise myself with my codebase in order to make updates and it resulted in me updating less often than I would have liked. Now I'm using Hugo and Netlify CMS and I won't need to touch any code in future when I want to make updates.

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  • Posted to Creating New Portfolio Site... What static site generator should I use?, Aug 12, 2017

    I'm a little late responding here but I've been using Hugo for my current personal site rebuild and have been really enjoying it. I'm very familiar with WordPress as well and there's been a ton of overlap in terminology such as page templates, singles, taxonomies, shortcodes, etc. I can't speak for other static site generators since I was in the same boat as you and elected to go with Hugo.

    It's a really easy set up. I use gulp all the time in my WordPress work so I found this article really helpful in getting my build process up and running. Sara Soueidan recently migrated her blog from Jekyll to Hugo and wrote a great article outlining the process.

    Keep in mind that whatever you choose, you can layer Netlify CMS on top of it to make the ongoing editing / updating process less arduous. Smashing Magazine is being rebuilt using the Hugo / Netlify CMS combo and I've been using that. It's kind of a thrill to use a CMS on a static site and the Git integration is very slick. I've found Netlify CMS to be a great piece of kit. It's taking web development in a very interesting direction.

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