Front-End Stack for EveryDollar

I've been working on the EveryDollar.com Single Page Application (SPA) budgeting tool for the past year or so.

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React to the Future

I recently gave a talk about Facebook's React library at AngleBrackets in Scottsdale, AZ. The talk, React to the Future, is an introduction to React and then I start to touch on some larger concepts like Flux and Isomorphic JavaScript.

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CSS for Developers

Wait, what!?! CSS for Developers? Aren't developers supposed to know CSS? Yes, the title of this blog post and associated talk may seem odd at first, but I feel it reaches out to several audiences that need it... and one of those used to be me.

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JavaScript Code Smells

In the past I've given presentations, recorded videos, and written blog posts about fixing common JavaScript and jQuery bugs. This is a good skill to have, but what about working code? Fixing broken code is important, but have you ever gotten into the situation where your code works, but it doesn't feel quite right... maybe even smells?

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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.

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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.

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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!?!

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<anglebrackets /> Fall 2014 Conference

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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?

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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.

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Enhanced Google Chrome Emulation Tools

You are probably already aware that the current Chrome DevTools have a decent set of mobile emulation tools. Thankfully for us, the tools are getting even better! If you are using the Canary version of Chrome the emulation tools look much different than they do on the stable branch.

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Recommended GitHub Atom Packages for Web Developers

I've been using GitHub's Atom editor for the past couple of weeks and I've really enjoyed it. At first there weren't very many extensions/packages available, but the community has been quick to fill in that gap.

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AngleBrackets: April 13 - 16, 2014

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Keeping Daily Goals with Lift.do

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