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  • Posted to Ask DN: Front End Devs, What Code Editors Do You Use?, Mar 15, 2016

    Visual Studio Code

    It's based on Atom, except it has regular and signifigant releases. It has code completion, split windows and all other features you'd expect in a modern and serious editor.

    Every release gets better.

    15 year editor history:

    • Atom
    • Sublime 2/3
    • TextMate
    • BBEdit
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  • Posted to Why you should submit a proposal to CSSConf Australia, in reply to Kyle Bavender , Jan 29, 2015

    Thanks Kyle, that was a really nice thing to say. You made the whole team grin from ear to ear.

    Perhaps this year isn't the year for you, but I must urge you to start practicing writing conference proposals—you might get knocked back a few times, and you'll just need to get better and better at explaining yourself. Try to imagine and articulate what would excite you, then pop it into a few proposals… if you get turned down, make sure that you ask for feedback.

    It can be really hard for a team to give you feedback, because they will likely receive hundreds of proposals… but you never know what you might learn to change that'll make a huge difference for next time.

    Also, it can't hurt to try speaking at a local meet up or do guest lecturing at a local university. Both will really help you become more confident in front of an audience.

    All the best, hope you get a proposal in somewhere, soon.

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  • Posted to Why you should submit a proposal to CSSConf Australia, in reply to Abhishek Suresh , Jan 29, 2015

    No sweat — we spend every dollar on the conference and we're pretty lucky to be able to have it all work; Its by no mistake, but by an insane amount of work by the whole team here.

    When you consider that the first of our announced speakers are all international, you can start to appreciate that we're flying them around the world, and making sure that they're looked after while they're here. That adds up quickly cost wise — and for many people, travelling elsewhere in the world to attend conferences to see these people speak is impossible! (and far, far more expensive).

    We run CSSConf because its the kind of event that we'd want to go to. I've spent a lot of time attending conferences around the world over the last few years, and I really want to be apart of an event that we can be proud of here in Melbourne.

    Right now, we've reached out to a bunch of volunteers and have a full staff of people to help out. Of course, if you want to drop me an email, I'll add you to the next spot in line. You never know when you'll need an extra pair of hands :-)

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  • Posted to Why you should submit a proposal to CSSConf Australia, in reply to Dwayne Charrington , Jan 29, 2015

    Hey Dwanye,

    Thanks so much! Please do your best to get a proposal in before Saturday. You've got until 5pm AEST :-)

    I totally understand, financing travel and conferences yourself is a really tough deal… you must pick and choose.

    Good luck with everything, hopefully we can have you here for CSSConf one way or another soon.

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  • Posted to Why you should submit a proposal to CSSConf Australia, in reply to Clark Wimberly , Jan 28, 2015

    Good question, I totally missed that — The talk slots are 30 minutes. We don't do question time, instead we ask that people attend our fringe events and spend time with other speakers and attendees. (I mean, its more fun that way anyway!)

    In terms of format, walkthroughs, case studies, live demos, fun, formal, its entirely up to you. Everyone loves a good story — it doesn't have to be technical either.

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  • Posted to Why you should submit a proposal to CSSConf Australia, in reply to Abhishek Suresh , Jan 28, 2015

    Australia is not a cheap country — CSSConf is a not for profit organisation and we rely on our really generous sponsors to make everything work financially.

    If we were exposing the real costs of running this event (and paying ourselves for the 4 months of work we put into it), then the costs would be even higher.

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  • Posted to Site Design: iA - With with 1 font, 1 size (few exceptions) and 1 line height (very few exceptions), in reply to Daniel Winter , Jan 24, 2015

    Its a mess because they used a javascript library and a couple of convenient plugins?

    Say you were given the same brief, would you have written vanilla javascript? Or a more modern web framework? (Ember, Angular, etc). No. You wouldn't.

    The usage of jQuery is absolutely justifiable.

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  • Posted to Square icon cost $1.99, so he asked for a discount, in reply to Matt Cannell , Aug 22, 2014

    I'm pretty disappointed with the level of cheapness that you folks are showing here. Download for free to test the icons out, see if they work for you… then pay a few damn dollars for them.

    3 points
  • Posted to Why as no burger company used this for their mobile nav?, Jul 16, 2014

    What, you mean like this? http://www.huxtaburger.com.au/

    5 points
  • Posted to Does anyone else find the Basecamp homepage a little "strange"?, May 18, 2013

    I've always found it strange myself… but you know what? They're making bank.

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