Noah Collins

Noah Collins

Joined over 6 years ago via an invitation from Tor L.

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  • Posted to Show DN: How to make syntax highlighting more useful, Jan 25, 2014

    This is a neat idea. Thank you for putting it out there!

    As a developer, I probably wouldn't use this style of syntax highlighting very often. I find syntax highlighting helpful due to the emphasis it places on structural aspects of the code. As others have pointed out.

    That said, there are times when I'm working in a discovery mode, so to speak. If I inherit someone else's code, or I'm maintaining or debugging something. This style of syntax highlighting might be useful at those times. This could be easily packaged as a plugin for text editors and IDEs. Then it would be just a keystroke to toggle "discovery mode" syntax highlighting.

    Great work. Thank you again.

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  • Posted to Putting Function to Form in Google Chrome's Tabs, Jan 25, 2014

    ++ This is great thinking!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Macbook Pro (w/ Retina), in reply to Dominik Schmidt , Dec 27, 2013

    The 2.6GHz MBP will be more than enough. And you won't have to deal with the thermal and acoustic constraints created by the small MBA chassis.

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  • Posted to Less, Sass or Stylus?, Oct 10, 2013

    They're all a big improvement over CSS! I use Sass most often, but that's changing as I work on more JS projects. When I have a choice I use use Stylus since it builds quicker and doesn't require spinning up a Ruby VM during builds/testing.

    It would be nice for future versions of CSS to take on the best features of these preprocessors.

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  • Posted to Which type of portfolio is best for those designers under a NDA contract?, Jul 23, 2013

    Prospective clients and employers need to see our work, period. Two things I do:

    1. Document your process. From conceptual all the way to comp if you can. This is a huge win, even if you only do it for a single project. It gives viewers a very clear understanding of how you approach a new design challenge. Articles and blog posts can be a big part of this as well.

    2. If you're so inclined, you're within your rights to display NDA work in a portfolio once you've sufficiently redacted and modified the sensitive/identifying parts. That's relatively easy for me since I mostly do UI and front-end development. A little more effort would be required if you're doing identity or other branding.

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