Category: Web Development

Web Development is a category I started in mid-2015 after I decided that I wanted to write about what I am passionate about. It introduces something quite new to my blog, and I haven’t always felt up for writing about technology or code, but I’ve always been a fan of documentation and leaving valuable comments in code, so I think this will be an interesting dabble into writing on this topic.

My first post was CSS Adventures: Converting from Stylus to Sass, but I soon found that a couple of older posts fit quite well into the category.

I spent Friday in Perth at Mixin Conf. I had such a great time listening to all the speakers and chatting to people in the community. I also got to meet some of the people from the Mixin team who were actually pretty stoked to have someone visiting from Sydney and also be so pumped about the conference. 😄

Read my recount of the day and my summaries of all the talks!

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I was approached by the team at Webucator recently to have one of my blog posts recorded as a training video. They cooperate with bloggers to record training videos related to web development, computer programs, business skills, and more. One of my CSS Adventures posts on Classes, IDs and specificity was chosen and I was happy for them to make it into a video. Check it out – they did a great job.

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I had the opportunity to attend my first conference this week – Web Directions’ Respond conference. I was lucky enough to also have my ticket paid for by work. It was an enlightening and very valuable experience.

Among some of the greatest quotes in history – ‘CSS is a hack’ (Simon Knox), ‘Bootstrap, the McDonald’s of frameworks’ (Chris Wright), ‘Flexbox, aka CSS’s I’m Feeling Lucky button’ (Chris Wright again), ‘Don’t use JavaScript for something you can do in CSS’ (Jen Simmons), ‘W3C – I still call it 3 toilets’ (Russ Weakley) – we all learned an insane amount about web design and development, were adequately mind-blown, and had some mind-bending conversations with other people in the field.

I’ve written a bit about the conference and some takeaways.

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A write-up of my new design, which I have named ‘Flores’, after the island in Indonesia. I run through some of my font choices and design decisions. The colours, overall, are the same.

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I have been doing a handful of presentations recently – one at work, one at the SydCSS meetup, and most recently, for Girl Geek Sydney. I spoke the other night about how blogging isn’t what it used to be, and it’s not what most people these days think about it, either.

This post is about the presentation I did at the Girl Geeks meetup. It is a brief reflection on that presentation (which could have been better!) and also includes the slides!

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