MVCSS is a Sass-based CSS architecture for creating predictable and maintainable application style.
Great article on sweating the details usually only designers see, and why that extra finesse and polish is worth it.
The year is new so I can still talk about new years resolutions, at least until the end of January when people start canceling their gym memberships. I have a one that I'd like to talk about.
I've spent more than half my life designing websites as a hobby and for a living. My personal website has gone through several reincarnations – It's been everything from Flash to a Rails application from a blog to a portfolio to both. My problem has always been that I'd rather tinker than write; I'd rather spend time building a complex CMS than write; I'd rather tweak the design than write; I'd rather stare and marvel at it until I can find something else to tinker with than write. I decided to ditch my half-baked rails app and use Middleman. It has greatly lowered the barrier to write, no databases, no Rails, no complex CMS, no tinkering.
I also removed my portfolio. I'm a Product Designer & UI Engineer who doesn't freelance, a portfolio is almost worthless. I work within a fairly large Product and Engineering team at Fullscreen and work on a fairly complex web application. I didn't design it alone, I didn't build it alone, I've contributed in many ways, but it's not mine.
So here it is, a blog that I designed and built in my spare time over the span of a few weeks. I have no excuses now.
Here's to 2014.