Wait, what’s the CSSOM? Well, I’ve talked about it in the past; it’s the object model for your styles. I even wrote about how to make a CSSOM analyzer. What I didn’t know then, that I know now, is that you can manipulate the CSSOM. It’s not just there for show and tell. You can
We’ve all been there. It’s 2:00 in the afternoon. You need to pick up your kids from school. But, when you look at a component in Tridion’s Experience Manager (XPM / Site Edit), it’s broken. WTF! You’re not a front-end guy. You’re an architect. What do you do?
The world of front-end development is changing at a lightning fast pace. It’s hard enough for a front-end developer to keep up. So, how should a Tridion architect or general back-end developer stay “in the know” about the world of front-end development? Let me share with you what I’ve been doing in 2016 that I
You’re a front-end developer. You’re writing for a component template. You hand off HTML for a back-end developer to write a view. The back-end developer looks at it, goes cross-eyed and starts muttering to himself. You explain it. He says, “yeah, Tridion can’t do that.” You read my last post; you’d know that there’s a
The original title was, “CSS’ Units of Measurement and their impact to the quality of responsive websites”, and then I thought, “I wouldn’t want to read that — there’s no way someone else would.” So I figured I’d try something semi-punny, and then hit you with the real title inside, like a journalist or something.
Having a propensity to be pedantic, today I finally reached a small breaking point with line-height. In the grand scheme of communicating design requirements, this is a tiny little thing. But, a good understanding of line-height can improve design, documentation, and code quality all at once. If you’re not using a unitless line-height right now,
We all fix things, and we all solve things. But sometimes we don’t know whether we’re fixing a problem in CSS, or solving it. And I realize that even I’m guilty of not recognizing one over the other. This isn’t good. The inability to discern a “fix” from a “solution” has huge implications for the
This year, SDL decided to host a hackathon that launched at SDL Innovate. And I, having a full time job, school, and a side project, needed something to keep me busy. So I decided to participate. I had some ideas for Media Manager, so I figured this was a good excuse to start experimenting with
I come from a family of builders. My father’s father was a master carpenter. And though my father was a business man by career, he was an excellent carpenter by trade. My grandfather built a dresser for my father that I still use today. I have boxes that my father built, a pump organ that
I’ve recently had a bout of philosophy that I can’t quite shake. I like philosophy a lot, and I think we’re all philosophers. I think I picked up that idea in my Ayn Rand phase, where she said, As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy. Your