Top 10 Javascript Concepts for Front-End Developers

When it comes to the scope of knowledge front-end developers should know, the well is bottomless. Its best to take things one step at a time. These 10 javascript concepts are essential “need-to-knows” for any front-end developer.

Don’t Suffer From Front-End Burnout!

I was a retail store manager for a little over 12 years, and I know what you’re saying…that’s a long time. It was. I managed a store in a very busy mall right off of the food court. Needless to say, this store got some traffic. I woke up with this job in my mind:…

Mobile Mishaps

With the growing popularity of mobile devices as a platform to explore the web there was also been an explosion of applications designed with this purpose in mind. Unfortunately though the exploration to find new and creative ways to give a mobile user a unique experience has also led us down the path of UX…

Tips for Junior Designers

I read an article today by Stephen Hannon that listed 4 tips for junior designers that may be getting ready to start a new career. Right now I’m on that path and I found these tips incredibly helpful. I know that some of them makes sense outright in any business situation and have helped me…

6 Simple Web Accessibility Tests

Something everyone should consider when creating a web or mobile solution is how accessible is my application? I know I haven’t considered it as much as I should. The big thing is that although there are people that make their living testing for accessibility standards, there’s a few things we can all do to ensure…

Cocycles – An Amazing New Open Source Tool

While still in beta, this is an incredibly ingenious new search tool that really any developer could use. Developers spend countless amounts of time dredging through the internet trying random searches in hopes that it may return the right snippet of code to solve their need/problem. At least I do when I get stuck. The problem…

A Simple Web Developer’s Guide To Color – Smashing Magazine

I personally feel the struggle when it comes to picking out the proper colors for my sites. It’s such a small choice that can mean so much. This article offers some really great tips on making this decision a lot less daunting. I have been victim of trying to use the color pickers and trying…

Front-End Developer Interview Tips

This article from Stack overflow has some really good tips on pre-work for getting an interview, how to prepare for the interview, and the post-game after the interview has been completed. Some of the pre-game work for getting a job is common sense such as having a portfolio and online portfolio website. The suggestion of tailoring…

Ugh..the perfect resume

Creating the prefect resume to showcase who you are and capture an employer’s attention among the sea of others can be a pretty difficult task. At least it is for  me. I’ve recently been looking to update my own. For me its always good to find a little inspiration to get the juices flowing. I…

New Portfolio Site in the Works?

I am currently working a new portfolio site. Its really tough to come up with a fresh new idea that’s simple yet visually interesting and captivates the audience immediately. I’ve been searching for a bit of inspiration and I think I found it here at CreativeBloq’s Top 10 Web Design Portfolios of 2015. This article…

6 Web Design Trends You Must Know for 2015-2016

This article is pretty spot on with the trends I have seen lately. UI designs have become very similarly minimalist using hamburger menus, long scroll, card layouts, hero images, etc. Animations and slideshow galleries are being implemented more often and in more creative ways. One that I hadn’t realized was on the rise was the…