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Trail notes: Things we should all be paying more attention to

Trail notes: Things we should all be paying more attention to

Every week, we poll the Spokes to discover new and interesting resources, sometimes around a given topic.  This week’s topic: ”What should we all be paying more attention to?” Good UI: Something that is cool and also something we should all be paying more attention to!  -Dave Vertically centering a container with CSS—in a responsive design! Vertically [...]

Trail notes: Motivation

Trail notes: Motivation

Every week, we poll the Spokes to discover new and interesting resources, sometimes around a given topic.  This week’s topic: ”What motivates you when your own motivation is lacking? “ This talk I gave at railsconf this year gives my opinion on the subject (although it’s 30 minutes or so, so don’t start on a coffee break).  I [...]

Trail Notes #7: Beauty Edition

Trail Notes #7: Beauty Edition

Every week, we poll the Spokes to discover new and interesting resources, sometimes around a given topic.  This week’s topic: “share something that’s just beautiful.” TED-Ed – Let’s talk about sex – John Bohannon and Black Label Movement – When I was in high school, I wasn’t a typical athlete, I was a dancer at a [...]

Trail Notes: Focus Edition

Every week, we poll the Spokes to discover new and interesting resources, sometimes around a given topic.  This week’s question:  ”What keeps you in the zone, be it philosophy, tool, or process?” “Sorry, I have to catch my train“  – I have two young kids, and I’m the one responsible for picking them up from the [...]

Trail Notes #5

iOS game development in HTML5? or… How I learned to stop worrying and love the DOM Just when I was about to start recommending native, someone comes along and proves how good HTML5 apps can be. — Trey Airmail Being a fan of Sparrow, I was pretty bummed when Google bought it and shut it down. Airmail feels [...]

Faster mobile-first: Automagically creating static layouts for old IE with SASS

Faster mobile-first: Automagically creating static layouts for old IE with SASS

“Mobile-first” responsive web design is the now-mainstream best practice of using min-width media queries to only serve up the styles that are needed for the device that’s loading the page. For a more detailed explanation, read this fantastic article. First reading about the mobile-first approach in 2011 was a real “ah-ha!” moment for me. Sure, [...]

Trail Notes #4

Trail Notes #4

In this May Day edition of Trail Notes: A better git difftool, Rails 4 New Hotness, Animation in the 1930s, and Conan O’Brien.