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August 30, 2017

A couple months ago, I bought a new car. However, I realized after the purchase that the car didn’t have a built-in garage door opener like my old car had. The new car has Apple CarPlay. I tried to use Siri in the car to open the garage door but to no avail. To which, I thought, maybe I should by a HomeKit powered garage door opener! This idea opened the floodgates of research into the wo...

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Photo Editing Workflow With Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile

June 05, 2017

From time to time, I like to take photos. (See Instagram and Flickr.) I have a couple phones and a couple DSLRs. Over the years, I’ve muddled my way through different processes and have struggled to find something that felt easy and effortless—especially when working across multiple devices like I do. In the past, I’d move all images off a device, into a big ol’ folder, sorted by date, ...

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Container Grids

April 24, 2017

There’s been a rumbling of people that want Container Queries—myself included. (Come see my talk this year... it’s all about container queries!) The idea behind container (née element) queries is that you specify that under certain conditions—most commonly, the width of a particular container—apply different CSS. The problem with container queries is that it opens up the window ...

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Template Technology Agnosticism

April 18, 2017

Brad Frost recently wrote about managing technology-agnostic design systems. In his post, he recommends using a technology that doesn’t tie itself to any specific framework. When I was at Yahoo!, we took a very similar approach. We knew we wanted to build out these components and be able to use them across multiple projects. And due to product acquisitions or teams deciding different stacks, ...

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