On the Floor
Sass is one of the most powerful, and most used, tools in my toolkit. With Sass mixins and variables you can really DRY out repeating patterns, and create super powerful responsive frameworks. Additionally, your markup will be much cleaner and easier to understand/share with your team. Read more...
Last weekend Ladies Learning Code was back in Hamilton for the first workshop of the year in their more permanent home at the Staircase Theatre. I’ve written about the experience before, but I noticed something different about this one. People from surrounding areas were coming into Hamilton to learn. Read more...
We consistently underestimate Facebook. We underestimate how much it has, and continues to, change communication, society, and indeed, the world. Moreover, we continue to underestimate its performance, identity, and future as a company. Read more...
The McHattie Mayoral Campaign website has launched. I was approached by Brian and his campaign team to build the site because I've known Brian for years now. We first met when I was on the board of the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association, where I (of course) built and managed their website. Read more...
Today, February 4th 2014, marks an important date. In honour of World Cancer Day, we would like to announce that factor[e] design initiative will be raising funds for the Ontario Ride to Conquer Cancer. Set to take place on June 7-8, 2014 the ride spans 200km over two days, starting from Toronto and ending in Niagara Falls. Read more...
There exists a lot of advice for designers; always stay inspired, go on vacation, do your research, and the list goes on. I’ve listened to and enacted many tidbits of advice, but the single piece of advice that has helped the most is actually the opposite of what I’m here to do everyday: stop working. I don’t mean flipping the table, telling your boss off and leaving to join a commune out west. Read more...