Animating SVG Icons with CSS

April 12, 2014

I’ve been a fan of icon fonts for a couple of years now. All of the icons you see on my site come from a custom icon font that I made using IcoMoon. I also frequently use Font Awesome, especially for quick prototyping in the browser. You just pop in a link to their CDN …

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A Permanent Nest in My Heart

March 3, 2014

I always thought it was silly to spend a lot of money on art. I thought that while things were pretty, nice to look at and definitely took a lot of skill and passion to produce, they weren’t very functional and seemed impractical. But then I went to a gallery with my dad—a realist portrait …

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Crochet: My Best Accomplishment of 2013

December 31, 2013

I crocheted these sweaters for my three daughters and my best friend’s daughter for Christmas. It took me a little over a month with a total of 28 sittings, some of them several hours long. But I am SO happy with them and the girls all love them, so it was well worth it. This …

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An Overview of a Typical WordPress Design and Development Process

January 30, 2013

The web design and development industry is one that is booming in these recent years. There’s a plethora of focuses that one can hone their skills in and philosophies and patterns are a dime a dozen and can be as different as day and dark. For those that are just starting out or want to …

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I Luf You Mommy

October 14, 2012

I’m in Louisville for WordCamp and tonight I got this text message from my daughter Chloe who just turned 7 and is in first grade. Here’s a translation of her darling attempt to communicate with me: I love you mommy. I wish I got to see you. I miss you. I wish. I love you …

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Responsive CSS

August 29, 2012

I’m working on a responsive design for a client. The maximum width of the container is 1200 pixels and it is based on 12 – 80 pixel columns with 20 pixel gutters. The mobile version only has one column so I’ve set my column widths at the point that I want the design to snap …

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WordCamp San Francisco 2012 and Meeting My New Team

August 7, 2012

It’s been a couple of months since I left my last full-time position and I wasn’t sure at the time what was going to happen or what direction I would go in. I knew that I wanted to stay in WordPress and work on some of my own projects, but was a little burned out …

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