For the past couple of years, I’ve been using Espresso as my text editor of choice. A few months ago, I decided to give Sublime Text 2 a whirl and haven’t looked back since. And for the most part, I’ve completely switched to ST2. One of the first things I did (and wrote about) was how to sync my Espresso environment using Dropbox. Today, I’m writing about how to do the same for Sublime Text 2 (big thanks to this article for pointing me in the right direction). Continue reading
If you’re in need of some inspiration and a good bit of humor to start your day, look no further than Aaron Draplin’s Creative Mornings talk. One of the reasons I love this talk is because you can jump to almost any point in the video and immediately get a quick dose of inspiration. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.
Note: The 2013 Front-End Conference Overview is coming soon, stay tuned!
As the 5th Front-End Design Conference comes to an end, I can’t help but feel incredibly thankful to be able to attend a conference with the caliber of #frontendconf. From the time I first started dabbling in web design, I wanted to attend a conference to meet others in the industry and to see awesome speakers like Chris Coyier, but unfortunately there was one big problem. I was a broke college student, and the conferences I wanted to attend cost at least $1,000, several thousand in some cases. Next thing I know, I come across Front-End Conf and not only was it local to the Tampa area, but tickets were incredibly affordable (~$100)!
Since attending my first Front-End Conf, it’s been amazing to see it grow over the last few years. Each year the speakers get better and the topics more interesting (and the chocolate covered bacon more plentiful!). I always leave feeling refreshed, energized, and excited to delve further into our craft.
Here’s just a few of the reasons why I love Front-End Conf:
- It’s crazy affordable. Freelancers and others that pay for their own tickets (not company-paid) are able to attend.
- The speakers each year are incredibly talented, insightful, and inspiring.
- It’s an amazing networking opportunity.
- They support local businesses.
- The snacks are just ridiculous, seriously. This year they had a bacon-inspired dessert buffet and a crepe cart. (Thanks Cherrie!)
A heartfelt thanks goes to Dan Denney, his wife Cherrie, and all the others involved in making this conference the success that it is. Dan has an incredible passion for our industry and is someone who puts on this conference because he wants to learn just as much from the speakers as those attending the conference do.
Next year can’t come soon enough, and I hope to see you there.
Here’s a quick tutorial for a field that expands on focus. This can be useful for search fields, especially when you’re tight on space!
I’ve been following the Brackets project for a while now, and I must say I’m quite impressed with it. Adobe has been making great contributions to modern web development in the post-Flash era with great development tools and even contributions to new CSS specs.
A sneak peek was given at AdobeMAX this year to a new feature coming to Brackets called PSD Lens. Continue reading
So if you follow me on Twitter or Dribbble, you’ve probably heard that I just got married! While the day was absolutely perfect, I will admit that I’m glad there’s no more planning to be done. And now that the wedding is finished, I have a lot more time to dedicate to some side projects, writing here more, and contributing to Rattle Media.
A few weeks ago, I was asked to take a look at an upcoming eBook about using Adobe Edge Inspect called Adobe Edge Inspect Starter. I had never been approached to do this before, so I was excited to do so! I’ve also been working with Adobe Edge Inspect a lot at Qgiv so the timing was perfect.
Overall, the book does a great job of getting you up and running with Edge Inspect. The first couple of chapters focus on getting the application installed on your computer, and then getting it set up on your mobile devices. Though the installation is fairly straightforward, the instructions they provide are detailed with plenty of screenshots, so you should have no issues getting set up.