Jul 30, 2018
I’m a huge fan of Git, and use it on both professional and personal projects.
One of the hardest things to remember as a new user—or, heck, even a
long-time user—is all of Git’s various commands and their permutations. A
quick search on Google will yield many results on how best to deal with this
cognitive load, mostly revolving around the advice of creating aliases. This is
a great idea, but I would caution any Git user to pay attention to the specific
aliases they choose.
Jun 6, 2018
About a year into my job as User Experience Engineer at Intelliquip,
Inc., we were confronted with a difficult user flow
challenge. We had an existing user set that needed to onboard with a new suite
of applications, but their previous account details needed to be updated with
some extra details required by the new software.
Jun 3, 2018
The software we develop at Intelliquip serves a wide
range of customers from a wide range of industries. Designing for so many
different types of users can be daunting—what works for a group of users
from one company won’t necessarily work for another. The most challenging
problem to solve in our designs is the application’s various layout
requirements. Thanks to CSS Grid Layout, creating multiple layouts from a single
source of markup has been made, dare I say, trivial.
May 27, 2018
I’m a little late writing a post on this, but this blog (and a few other sites I
have on GitHub) is now being served over HTTPS.
Apr 17, 2018
In my daily work at Intelliquip, Inc., I’m usually
concerned with the “end-user UX”—that is, what’s it like for the guy at
the end of the chain who actually uses the software as part of his job? We do
have some administrative tools for general configuration and tweaks, but since
they’re largely for internal use, they rarely get much UX love. When orange
daisy was tasked with creating the website for LTB
Photography, it gave me a chance to really focus
on making the site as easy and delightful to administrate as it is to use.
Apr 12, 2018
I’ve used Sass on many different sizes of projects with
many different types of technologies. For the longest time it was a basic
necessity—regular CSS just didn’t have powerful enough tools to manage
larger or more complex styling tasks. Now, however, CSS has a trick up its
sleeve that’s been pulling me away from Sass.
Jul 18, 2017
Owen has officially been walking for two whole months.
Jun 14, 2017
This post will serve as a place to collect various interesting bits I
discover about CSS Grid Layout as I use it in projects.