This article originally appeared in the May 2008 issue of net Magazine (then called .net Magazine, and was also sold as Practical Web Design magazine). Since CreativeBloq took many of the articles offline, I decided to republish it here.
Note: I do not use “production designer” any longer to describe the work I do, and I use descendent selectors sparingly these days. However, the overall sentiment of applying modular design concepts to web development is still something I believe in, so I wanted to share!
Also, I changed my last name references to reflect what I prefer to go by…
On my flight here from San Francisco, I watched a biographical drama called, The Founder. As I watched, it dawned on me that there are parallels to this story and the work that we do in Design Systems. Allow me to explain.
I’ll try not to give away too much, because you should watch the movie. But if you haven’t seen it, I think you can guess how it ends, since it’s based on a true story.
In this movie, Michael Keaton plays a character named Ray. He is a traveling salesman. He uses the chicken-and-egg metaphor…
I had a really, really long post in the works about my 5 and a half years here, but it was starting to become so long, I don’t think anyone would read it. I decided to keep things short now. I will tell that story later, in a multi-part series. Here’s a much more compact version for now.
I’ve had an amazing time here, from the 2 years as a product designer at the former Salesforce-owned start up, Do.com, to the 3.5 …
It’s been a while since we’ve talked. We used to talk a lot. You used to softly scratch my back and arms in a soothing, calming way, while we talked for hours about all sorts of things. Your voice was so gentle and loving.
You took care of us. And when it came to having a woman figure in my life, it was you. Only you. When you knew you needed to, you took on the role as the mother I never really had. You taught me what to expect when I became a woman
I enjoyed making…
In 2013, I started a quarterly San Francisco Sass & frontend meetup called The Mixin. I have felt very fortunate with the line up of speakers we’ve had so far. Some of those speakers include:
You can see the full list at our…
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On Tuesday, December 9th, I had the opportunity to attend CSSConf Oakland. CSSConf originally started in the US on the east coast (Amelia Island) and has since expanded to Australia (Melbourne), Europe (Berlin, Germany), and Asia (Sentosa, Singapore). This was the first conference they’ve held on the US west coast, which took place at Oakland’s eclectic venue, The New Parkway Theater. The one-day event — a part of the week of JSFest Oakland events — was filled with like-minded designers and developers who share a passion for front-end development, architecture, and product design.
The conversations I took part in with…
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