April 20, 2015

Mac App of the Week

My “Mac App of the Week”-award (not actually a weekly occurence) goes to Paw! Paw makes it super easy to try and debug web APIs! You can save requests, group them, edit JSON in a nice way, easily exclude keys from JSON POST calls, view responses in different format, extend functionality with JavaScript. The list goes on. If you’ve ever used Postman for Chrome or if you’re hacking away in your terminal with Curl, give Paw a go.

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April 18, 2015

The Trello CSS Guide

A while back I saw the Trello CSS Guide swim around my Twitter timeline. I’ve been using that style of writing CSS ever since, I’ve even started to introduce it ever so slightly in the Bloglovin CSS (although converting a two year old project is not something you do in one go). I’ve found the guide to result in very maintainable CSS code. It’s even possible to make changes without being scared of breaking stuff, because it’s all so neatly namespaced.

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April 18, 2015

On Getting Things Done

I’ve made an effort recently to get better at getting things done. At work we already have a list of stuff to do but at home there’s an endless list of tasks that needs doing. It’s not uncommon to spend half of Saturday just “getting started”. Things have been on my Macs basically since it was launched. And on my iPhone since it was released on iOS a few years ago.

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April 14, 2015

Jared Tries a Watch

My collegue-for-another-month-and-a-half Jared Sinclair went to an Apple Store and tried on a few watches. I have been interested in the link bracelet and I’m not sure if his comments make me more or less interested in one. Although I think that the price of it has already made me more interested in the classic buckle. Most of all I just want Apple to announce a shipping date for Sweden! Come on guys!

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April 14, 2015

The Wars to Come

While the title is a Game of Thrones reference this post is not about the fantastic show on HBO. No, the title is a hint about my future. I mean, it might be a bit dramatic. But I’ve come to embrace that side of my writing. Anyway, I was just failing for ways to begin this article. Now that it has begun I can concentrante on getting to the point.

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April 11, 2015

Speaking of Podcasts

That last post made me want to do a post similar to what Stefan Laketa has done and write a more comprehensive list of the podcasts I currently listen to. Mainly for my own sake to look back at in a year or so and see how the list has changed. Here we go, in order they currently appear in my podcast app: A Responsive Web Design Podcast — I’ll be honest.

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April 9, 2015

Design Details

Just wanted to write a quick post about one of my new favorite podcasts: Design Details! In which Brian Lovin and Bryn Jackson sit down and talk to fantastic designers. About design and life and what not. I’m not a designer myself, but it’s really enlightening to hear smart people talk about the subject. What makes this show special is that all interviews are done in person. Which I believe adds another dimension to the show, compared to podcasts where the interview is conducted over Skype or similar.

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February 28, 2015

More Than a Coder

Great article by Alexandros Salazar: Neither are we engineers or scientists. We don’t design physical objects; we don’t care about gravity, electricity, or magnetism; evolutions is irrelevant to us; neuroscience is a mystery. We create in an abstract world that interacts, in points, with the concrete, but that is separate from it. We manipulate ideas; we transform data; we process knowledge; we present concepts. Under it all, no matter how we dress things up, what we do is invent new ways to move around zeros and ones.

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January 5, 2015

Building an app with Ampersand.js

Throughout 2014 I’ve noticed lots of activity in the JavaScript framework space. Tons of interesting things are happening. Ember is working on FastBoot which seems super interesting. And also in proximity to Ember is the work on HTMLBars. I’ve never spent that much time looking at Angular, and frankly its philosophies don’t seem to align with mine. Nonetheless, lots of activity all across the board. There’s also React.. and probably a million others that I’m currently blanking on.

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December 22, 2014

Taking advantage of Node's require algorithm with Browserify

This morning I read a post written by Paolo Fragomeni. In it he describes how he builds stuff without using a framework. The part that was really eye opening to me though, was the fact that you can have a node_modules directory in other places than in the root of your project. Thinking about it it seems kind of obvious. However, it is an easy thing to overlook. Paolo didn’t dive too deeply into the nitty gritty details, so I’ll lay it out in this post.

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