Road Runner Rules: More what you’d call Guidelines for Design Systems

Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend less time trying to style the markup we’ve been handed, and more time creating a system of smart, reusable design components? Well, we’re in luck. With the increased popularity of pattern libraries and the Twig powered flexibility we’ll be seeing in Drupal 8, we finally have the toolsContinue reading “Road Runner Rules: More what you’d call Guidelines for Design Systems”

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

They are what philosopher Harry Frankfurt would call “bullshitters.” Those that are giving advice for the sake of giving advice, without any regard as to how it is actually implemented, if it can even be implemented at all. “It’s not important to [the bullshitter] what the world really is like,” he says in a shortContinue reading “The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex”

This is why I teach at Clark College

I just received this message from a graduate of the Clark College Web Development program: Hey Bruce! Just wanted to say hi and give you an update. I’ve been at my front end developer job for almost three months and I received an awesome 90 day review from my employer (they had nothing bad toContinue reading “This is why I teach at Clark College”

Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You

Here’s a free, hour-long talk that Derek Featherstone recently delivered at the CSS Developer Conference in New Orleans. When most people think about accessibility, they think about HTML as the foundation for accessibility. It makes perfect sense — strong semantic HTML has a huge impact on a visually impaired person using a screen reader. But,Continue reading “Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You”

Basic Facts and Resources You Need to Know Now About Web Accessibility

Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
Last night I gave a presentation for an amazing group of web designers and developers in Portland, Oregon. I spoke about web accessibility, a long time passion of mine. My co-presenter was Winslow Parker from the Oregon Commission for the Blind who has been teaching screen reading and computer…