“Ernest Hemingway famously stopped writing as soon as he knew what would happen next in his stories. Don’t do that. You’re not Ernest Hemingway.”
“There is no tool, no preprocessor, no magic bullet, that will make your CSS better on its own: a developer’s best tool when working with such a loose syntax is self-discipline, conscientiousness, and diligence, and a well-defined architecture will help enforce and facilitate these traits.”
“Who is going to risk being potentially sued for defamation by a party who has already assembled a team of lawyers and PR agents and showed a readiness to take on even the comparatively powerful CBC for $55-million
Given that they have already been painted by Ghomeshi’s version of events as being into BDSM kink — something they may not even be, or may not want known to friends and family — how quickly will any accusers come forward publicly now and risk being joined to this outsized action?”
“In a world of many different screens and devices, content needs to be broken down into atomic units so that it can work agnostic of the screen size or technology platform.”
“If it weren’t an age-old craft, “storytelling” might easily be mistaken for a recent invention of the tech community. The word has become so ubiquitous — describing all manner of design, brand, marketing, and product— that we’ve largely sapped it of its meaning.”
“There is so much more to this blog world. These women had connections, they had crazy-awesome strategy and creative proposals, they regularly invoice major brands, they pitch ongoing campaigns, they balance commercial posts with heavily planned content – they do it all.”
As a designated “tech geek” at these kinds of events, my head is usually focused on the how rather than the why. It’s nice to get a different perspective, and not just in the form of a “help me fix this WordPress thing!”
The year is 2013. It is a period of DOM unrest. Sliders have hoarded all available z-index, leading to an arms race. What started as a local squabble soon escalated into a global conflict. The flyout menus were the first of the collateral damage, trodden underfoot by mighty warring enemies they couldn’t effectively challenge. It was said they were betrayed by one of their own: the z-index-power-hungry non-active currently-hovered submenu, whose z-index-power level was over 9000!
But there is hope. A small band of heroes has emerged. Using their powers of “what were you thinking?” and “chill, no one needs a z-indexTHAT high”, they have begun to restore order and harmony to the DOM.
Directed by Mark Jaquith, hitting a WordPress install near you since over a year ago.