Category Archives: FronTend

bi-polar coding, well maybe just crazy… :)

Coding while bi-polar is a challenge–No it’s not! The day consists of beautifully written well laid out logical byte code prose–It’s really just crap, but I guess the interface works so screw it! Well It does look pretty good under the hood…

That function needs a for loop–Nope it totally needs an each. Well if I use JQuery, but raw javascript is way cool too…But then again Mootools is really good too. No, they all suck… Coffeescript! That’s the way to do it…Wait, Dart. Naw. Back to javascript.

Everything sucks. Nothing works. Deadlines are near… A walk, caffeine and ten minutes later: Not bad, all I need is a line of code and we’re good… refresh: F#@! Everything sucks…

New Job new 99 problems

I Started a new job a few months ago. It’s been fun, challenging, daunting, brutal, eye opening and a growth opportunity. Coding the front end of things is pretty exciting. Sitting in a creative meeting hearing all the cool stuff designers want their specs turned into is always a, “that would be awesome! No idea how I’m gonna do it, but let’s get it going!” kind of experience. TDD is no joke.  In the past I’ve encountered bugs and squashed them, only to find they had already spawned 99 new little ones. Testing from line 1 makes your hair stay in place… JSLint == awesome!

In-Browser Design

I’ve heard about this, so I looked it up and found a decent presentation about this out of the box in-browser design approach.

http://www.webdirections.org/resources/designing-in-the-browser-divya-manian/

As someone who fights with instead of works with Photoshop as my primary design tool of necessity, I found the topic intriguing. I am far more comfortable arguing with markup and scripts and the occasional stray bracket than I am  manipulating a layer–Nothing against Photoshop, it’s friggan rad if you know what you’re doing, and have a better than average sense of color style… 😐