Dynamic Repeating Sass Colors

I've recently added a new feature to EveryDollar that involved creating a donut chart with an associated colorful legend. The mock-ups had a few colors represented, but I soon wondered what colors should I should used if more items existed. After talking with the designer, we decided that there would…

Custom Searches with Alfred

If you use Mac OS X, then you are probably already aware of the Alfred productivity app. Even though there is a native OS Spotlight, I find that Alfred suites my needs better. One of these gems is... Custom Search. Custom Web & URL Searches Alfred comes with built-in Web…

Clever Ways to Find Good Developers

Is your company looking to hire a few more developers? In addition to adding your postings to job boards or hosting a careers page on your site maybe you should consider reaching out where web developers live and breath!?! I've seen developer messages hidden in a browser's Elements, Console, and…

<anglebrackets /> Fall 2014 Conference

I'm excited to be on the speaker line-up for the <anglebrackets /> conference this fall. I've spoken at the last 3 events, and it gets better each time. Speakers I'm honored to be speaking alongside a top notch group of seasoned speakers such as Scott Hanselman, John Papa, Scott…

One Sass Color to Rule Them All

Have you ever gotten into the situation where you have a set of colors that are all quite similar, but you need each of them defined to create gradients, text shadows, borders, and the like? For example, look at the following buttons. There are 3 variations of the button and…

Using Nested Sass Maps for TypeSetting

If you've written much CSS then you've probably gotten into the situation where multiple styles are repeated throughout your project. Trying to make a global change in that environment can become VERY cumbersome to say the least. The above example defines a group of type settings over and over again…