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csswizardry ⁠

Consultant Front-end Architect at CSS Wizardry Ltd. Joined over 5 years ago csswizardry has invited Naomi Atkinson

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  • Posted to Advice to budding front-end developers, in reply to Derryl Carter , Aug 05, 2014

    Heh, no stresses :)

    Have a great day! H

    2 points
  • Posted to Advice to budding front-end developers, in reply to Darth Bane , Aug 05, 2014

    You make a good point. I’ve added an Edit, thanks :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Advice to budding front-end developers, in reply to Derryl Carter , Aug 05, 2014

    EDIT: I worry I may have misinterpreted your comment. If I have, I apologise completely—my bad. I have left the entirety of my comment for transparency.

    Harry


    Hey! Author here. I’m just wondering if you actually read the whole article [EDIT]or, as @Ib Warnerbring points out, you are agreeing[/EDIT]?

    You said:

    News flash: You're a designer (or developer). It's not intrinsically sexy or attractive.

    I said:

    Being a web developer is a job, nothing more, nothing less; there’s nothing noble or righteous about it…

    You said:

    Forget about becoming famous.

    I said:

    If you’re after fame and fortune, I’d tell you not to bother becoming a web developer.

    You said:

    Just put your head down and hone your skills.

    I said:

    If you just want to get your head down and do good work for anyone…

    You said:

    All you need to do is pour yourself into it. Non-stop, for years on end.

    I said:

    The secret is, there is no secret. It’s all just a lot of continued, hard work.


    With all due respect to Harry Roberts (a la CSSWizardry), I typically frown on the "LOOK AT ME, I MAKE WEBSITES! I'M AWESOME" approach. […] It's pretty douchey, but there's a reason for it, and I respect that.

    Ouch ;)

    5 points
  • Posted to Concise.CSS / A better front-end framework., in reply to Tierney Cyren , Jul 21, 2014

    Well, I won’t tell you not to use it, but there is a rewrite of inuitcss that is like a gazillion times better than the version of inuit.css that was ‘recreated’ (and therefore the current iteration of ConciseCSS): https://github.com/inuitcss

    Gimme a shout if you’d like any more advice on project-fit etc.: harry at csswizardry dot com

    1 point
  • Posted to Concise.CSS / A better front-end framework., in reply to Ryan Payne , Jul 21, 2014

    Unfortunately this is a fairly heft rip of inuitcss (disclaimer: my own project): https://github.com/ConciseCSS/concise.css/issues/13

    6 points
  • Posted to Concise.CSS / A better front-end framework., in reply to Tom Hare , Jul 21, 2014

    Good spot, dude. Thanks. I’ve opened an issue: https://github.com/ConciseCSS/concise.css/issues/13

    4 points
  • Posted to Vim for people who think things like Vim are weird and hard, in reply to Vincent Milliken , Jun 24, 2014

    Enjoy!

    1 point
  • Posted to Front-end framework choice, in reply to Benjamin Christine , Apr 12, 2014

    Heh, thanks for linking :) The slides are up here as well: https://speakerdeck.com/csswizardry/what-is-a-css-framework-anyway

    1 point
  • Posted to Handing Sketch files to developers?, Apr 09, 2014

    I’m afraid this probably isn’t helpful, but perhaps an interesting anecdote nonetheless…

    I’m currently working on a project where the designer used Sketch, and I, the developer, was expecting—purely because I was used to them—Photoshop files.

    I ended up installing a trial of Sketch to get started working ASAP, and this is when I learned that Sketch is awesome and Photoshop really in unsuitable for UI work. As a result, I happily paid for a full version of Sketch in order to keep working with this guy’s files, and continue to tell all my other design acquaintances about how great Sketch is.

    So yeah, my solution to this was to buy Sketch, because using it made me realise that it’s worth paying for.

    13 points
  • Posted to Spotify labs—how to shuffle songs, Mar 07, 2014

    For all it’s quite interesting, the tone of the article just makes it read like it’s taking digs at—and blaming—the user:

    • ‘ If you think the coin has higher probability of deciding for Indian on Friday, you are wrong.’ • ‘… users who have also fallen victims to Gambler’s fallacy.’ • ‘However, the old saying says that the user is always right…’ • ‘ We learned that they don’t like perfect randomness.’

    Shame :(

    2 points
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