A Sheep Herder

Lessons Learned From Organizing a Meetup

Today marks the final day of the Denver Code Club’s 10 weeks of jQuery projects. I organized the meetup shortly after moving to Denver late last year. My thought at the time was that I was moving to a new city where I didn’t know anyone, and what better way to meet fellow developers than by beginning […]

A deer in the woods

Ruby on Rails Explained for Front-End Developers

Over the course of the past month I’ve been spending my evenings and weekends learning Ruby on Rails. I’ve always been curious about Rails, but only recently have had some upcoming projects at work prompted me to take a deeper dive and finally learn it properly. Although I am a Front-end Developer, I thoroughly enjoying understanding the […]


Specific Things To Do To Become a Web Developer

I had about two and a half hours alone in a car last week while I was driving home from CSS Dev Conference and about a million things going through my head. I had just met a ton of the people that I have been learning from for a few years now, and it got […]

An Amish farmer

Build Your Own Framework

I’ve been spending some time on stackoverflow lately and have noticed an uptick in the number of questions that come from beginners using HTML/CSS frameworks. Here’s an example of one from today: “I want the two column to move below the seven column when the screen size is small. The only way I figured out […]

A drafting table

CSS Architecture

Over the last few weeks I’ve been digging into CSS architecture, wanting to learn how large organizations are working to keep their code organized. Along the way I’ve picked up a ton of useful tips that will change the way I write CSS going forward, which I’ll share here. I started by reading SMACSS by […]