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Starting My Design Journey

As most frontend developers are aware, one of the most frustrating aspects of our job is that we are often evaluated based on the quality of…

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Boring Solutions

Whelp. Here I am again. This must be like the tenth attempt of mine to get my coding blog up and running. And while that may be discouraging…

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Why I Still Use Sass

Background Recently I've been going back and forth on whether or not it was time for me to return to pure CSS land. With my recent foray in…

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Be a Builder, Not a Barrier

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to talk with multiple designers about their work and what their environment is like. And…

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The Power of Repetition

Now that I had solved the Rubik's cube, one would think that I would never touch a Rubik's cube again. However, if my accomplishment was…

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I Can Solve a Rubik's Cube!

For my entire life, I've always envied those who could solve a Rubik's cube. Not only did I have a level of respect for what I thought would…

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A Single Obsession

For those who don't know me, I'm a compulsive learner. I enjoy ramping up on new topics and since my interests are rather diverse, this…

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My Thoughts on "Full Stack"

Being a full-stack developer is all the craze right now. It seems like all bootcamps with web developer programs are selling people on the…

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So I Converted to Tabs...

For those who watch Silicon Valley, you might remember this hilarious scene where Richard is dating a girl who uses spaces instead of tabs…

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"Cheap" Outsourcing

I was reading my daily Quora digest this morning and the following post: "What did you do to make your software career better?" To my…

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A Change in Scenery

Over these past couple of months, I have had the opportunity to work on some fun and challenging projects. And while it's been a phenomenal…

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Velocity in Development

Nowadays, it is pretty much impossible to get involved with a project without hearing about "being more agile." And even though I have been…

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Emerging From a Crucible

It's been a little over a month since I last wrote here. And in that time, I have challenged myself to dive headfirst into projects equipped…

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When Nobody is Watching

While I was taking a break today, I decided to check to see if one of my favorite choreographers Matt Steffanina had any new material up…

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Do It Even If It's Ugly

I read this article by Addy Osmani a while back that was in response to the "How It Feels to Learn JavaScript in 2016" post. For those…

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Third Time's a Charm

For those who don't know me, my name is Ben and I come to the world of coding primarily self-taught and the simple fortuitous circumstance…

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Never Finished

I cannot even begin to count how many times I tried to launch this blog. Each time I sat down to do so, I would get caught up in the million…

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