JavaScript and Web Development

WordCamp Tampa – Child themes and functionality plugins by Dave Clements

4 October 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

Dave Clements For parent theme CSS, it isn’t included but you should enqueue the style in function.php Template hierarchy Goes from most specific to least specific Hierarchy is important To make changes to layouts, copy the file from the parent theme into your child theme Make more specific layouts by using the next less-specific layout […]

Gluing the Web Together with AWS SQS & JavaScript/Node.js

2 September 2014 - Conference, JavaScript - James Brown - No Comments

I’m going to be speaking! Come join us as we look at how to use Amazon (AWS) SQS and JavaScript/Node.js to glue the web together!

Book Mentions of JavaScript vs ColdFusion vs GoLang

27 August 2014 - Quick Tip - James Brown - No Comments

I’m not sure this means anything but it’s interesting: You can run your own ngrams here:

Stop Always Using Hosts Files for Web Projects

30 July 2014 - Quick Tip - James Brown - No Comments

Let’s face it, there aren’t many times that we aren’t connected to the Internet while developing web projects. Shoot, I’ve even deployed entire sites from an airplane. Then why is one of the first steps to always setup a URL in your hosts file pointing to While you can certainly do this, I would […]

Front End Design Conference – Mason Stewart – A frontender builds a backend: learning to think with your eyes closed

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment Works at The Iron Yard Why is backend programming so scary to frontenders? You have to be a “certain kind of person” to do backed work.   huh?? How can front-end devs get into backend? – Understand the similarities The primary difference between the front and back is the type and degree of feedback […]

Front End Design Conference Links

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

Throughout the Front End Design Conference, I randomly come across links from tweets or speakers.  I saved them all so I can go through them later.

Front End Design Conference – Jason Beaird – Design Pattern Craftsmanship

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment Style Lib: Good book: Different strokes Traditional style guid Editorial guidelines Boilerplate or Bootstrap Pattern Library Page Templates or Themes Redesign in 2013: They didn’t start in Photoshop, didn’t start RWD What is a design pattern library? Specific to a project or application LEGO-like sets of markup and style Elements used 3 or […]

Front End Design Conference – Matthew Carver – Contextually Aware Web Design

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment Slides: Responsive web design is all about being contextually aware What is contextual awareness? Clippy is bad contextual software.  Google does it well. Environment:  Where and when is the user? Technology: What device is the user visiting with? A contextual breakpoint is the point at which the context of a website has changed […]

Front End Design Conference – Mina Markham – SMACSS Your Sass Up

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment Slides: SASS is breaking CSS down into smaller parts Use classes vs IDs.     .class > #ID SMACSS – SMACSS isn’t a framework but more of a philosophy Sass is great for name spacing Use the & to next/merge Don’t next more than 3 levels deep

Front End Design Conference – Andrew Norcross – No Control – How To Design For An Unknown Result

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment With user driven sites driving more and more of today’s web development, additional design considerations must be made. Users are inexperienced Content focus is always changing What can you do? Research Collaborate Communicate Designs are not done in a vacuum. When you design, communicate your intent with notes. You don’t show up to the […]