RAMBLINGS
OF A FREELANCE
DEVELOPER

A bit of code,
A bit of business,
A lot of words.

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Using @supports To Test For Clip-Path

I stopped using Modernizer a few years back for a few reasons, mainly because I wanted to drop as many dependencies and scripts as I could. I was using Modernzier mainly for smaller visual items that wouldn’t be missed if certain users couldn’t see them, so I didn’t see it as a critical script. Since then, I’ve been using CSS3 features...

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Fun With Google Maps API

For my latest personal project, I decided to combine my love of travel with my need to dive deeper into the Google Maps API. I’ve done a lot of work with the API, but usually just the basics of changing the maps styles and visuals. This time, I wanted to learn the ability to create paths from pin to pin,...

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Fun Flexbox Grid

Just something quick I whipped up for a client and thought I’d share! This pen uses multiple Flexbox containers, plus a bit of vh (viewport height unit) for the large box. See the Pen Fun Flexbox Grid by Amber Weinberg (@amberweinberg) on CodePen.

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Replacing JS Functionality with CSS Properties

One of the things that excites me most about the newest features of CSS, is the ability to replace a lot of the JS I’ve been using. While I’m not hating on Javascript (or jQuery, which is what I use), there’s no argument that script languages come with a lot of potential issues. There’s more overhead involved, more files to...

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Customizing the WordPress Admin

I used to pride myself on how fast I could code a site from start to finish. I would aim to get a full site started by Monday and finished, ready for the client to review, by Friday or sooner. But that was back before WordPress and CMS’s. Before responsive design and usability concerns. Before device testing. Then I discovered the...

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Fancy Animated Hamburger Menus

I made a quick pen for yall to create a hamburger icon that animates to an X for close. Super simple with just a few lines of CSS and JS! <a class="fancy-menu" href="#"> <span></span> <span></span> <span></span> </a> <a class="fancy-menu" href="#"> <span></span> <span></span> <span></span> </a> .fancy-menu { display: inline-block; }   .fancy-menu span { background: #000; border-radius: 3px; display: block; height:...

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State of a Developer's Worklife

As a developer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my processes for coding and running the business. I’m also a bit obsessed with organizing things – be they physical or digital. Things are constantly changing around here – although it seems that some of the apps, processes and equipment I use never do change, which I take to be...

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How to Stop Working, Avoiding Burnout & Other 2015 Musings

I want to talk about several things in this post. About the rough year I’ve had. About being dead slow in work and then over-scheduled. About being burnt out, stressed out and learning how to stop working. I’ve been in business for over five years now, and this has been one of the hardest years I’ve ever had. Except for when...

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Responsive Angles

I had a design I needed to code that was a bit of a fun challenge. Here were the requirements: The header looked like a “tab” on top of a utility nav that was transparent There was a diagonal angle on the right side of the logo, on top of the utility nav, with a white background expanding 100% of...

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Integrating SVG Maps with WordPress & Advanced Custom Fields Pro

Sometimes clients are in need of fancy interactive maps that allow them to change data frequently. A client of mine recently came to me asking for a map that would allow custom colors and pins, as well as the ability to update the data monthly. Most maps are a *pain* when it comes to updating data – which is why...

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