Mark Brown

SVG Motion Paths

Building a simple HTML5 game this week I've learned heaps about motion graphics, Canvas and SVG. I've also learnt a few new tricks with Sass and CSS transitions for keeping my code clean.

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Burger

In the last three weeks I've been to Misty's, NSHRI, Huxtaburger, Andrews & Grill'd, I love a good burger, but I make an even meaner one.

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Node, a simple server

Firing up a simple web server is super handy, I've started using node so that I can fire up a server from any directory and view the pages from multiple devices and VM's.

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Vendor prefixes

There are two things that should happen.
Developers should stop coding vendor prefixes by hand & vendors shouldn't add any more prefixes into production releases.

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Compass is bad ass

will certainly be using Compass in the future for building sites, whether they are static or dynamic. Pre-compilers and static site generators are all the rage right now, Haml, Sass & CoffeeScript have changed things for the better, there’s no reason to be scared of them.

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First week

My first week on the outside was thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying. Working for yourself somehow seems more honest, you know precisely what you have done and accomplished and are completely accountable for what you produce.

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Dabblet previewers

I was really impressed when I saw Dabblet by @leaverou. It's simple & fast for editing front-end code and sharing it via gists. The thing that impressed me most was the previewers, the animated pie timer & the measuring rulers in particular. These helpful little bubbles that pop up when you mouse over a keyword in CSS which give a visual representation of the values.

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A fresh start

Last year was a big year. I worked really really hard, put my heart and soul into my work, only to start all over again at the end of the year.

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