I decided to clean up my design. I think that this is a better reading experience and the layout is more organized. The only functionality that is missing from the previous design is the search. I need to tweak the code to work with the new theme. I built this theme from scratch because I was sick of modifying the old one to make look the way I want it to. Hopefully, this means I can update my site faster in the future.
My grandmother passed away less than two weeks ago. I have no words to describe all that I feel now. My grandfather passed away just over a year ago. When my family moved to the United States back in 1983, I lived with my grandparents for several years. I was very close to them.
A small lettering project I’m doing in this notebook.
I’m trying to add more reading time to my day. Today, I am reading In Progress by Jessica Hische. A good read for anyone interested in lettering.
- Facebook Design Resource
- I did not know Facebook had this. It is a collection of design templates. Definitely worth checking out.
- I came upon this last week. For anyone looking for an open-source HTML5 gaming engine.
- A collection of CSS spinner animations. I like how they present them.
- Yet another free stock photo site. I know I link to a lot of these, but it is hard to find high quality stock photos.
- Font Flame
- Tinder for font pairing. Enough said.
- “FontReach scans the top million sites to show font usage across the web.”
- Ridgewing Guitar
- Ridgewing is doing something very interesting in the guitar space. They are building a modular, customizable guitar.
- Designer Mill
- Another good collection of designer resources. Their curation seems good.
- HTML Color Codes
- A site to help pick out HTML colors. It has a lot of useful tools for choosing your palette.
- Owl Carousel 2
- Again, I’m always looking for good sliders especially touch enabled ones.
- jQuery slideshow that has panning effects.
Frank the Robot v3.0.0b
markers / brown cardstock
I wanted to draw Frank the Robot in color with a few modifications. He is now approaching v3.0, looking much different from v1.0. I’m still working on how he looks.
Frank the Robot v1.0
- Color Hunt
- Yet another color theme collection site.
- Placeholder images using photos from unsplash.
- Critical Path CSS Generator
- Helps you generate the critical CSS for your webpage. CSS-Tricks has a good article explaining why you should care.
- Startup Stash
- A curated directory of helpful tools and sites for your startup.
- Similar to Startup Stash, but focused on creatives.
- “Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease.” I found this app to be very useful.
- Quickly check caniuse.com with command line. Super useful!
- Compresses your HTML during your build. I am using it on this site.
- Medium Style Confirm
- For those looking for a stylish prompt.