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Improving Front-end Development with Yeoman


The front-end web stack has a plethora of tools for developing robust, scalable applications. Whether it's UI frameworks like Foundation or Bootstrap, front-end MVC frameworks like Angular, Backbone, or Ember, or production tools like RequireJS, SASS, or JSHint. The only problem is, how do you choose which technologies to go with? And once you figure that out, you still need to string them all together, managing dependencies and configuration files, etc. You…


Added by Mike King on March 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dumping jQuery


Dear $,

I think we should talk.

To be perfectly frank, I think we should see other people. I understand that we have a considerable history together, but for me to grow as a developer, I need to be able to see what else…


Added by Mike King on October 25, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Transparent Interfaces

Just tried to explain what the floppy disk icon is for saving a doc to an 8 year old. Looked at me like I’m nuts. — Facebook friend…


Added by Mike King on August 30, 2013 at 9:43am — 3 Comments

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

When I first learned javascript, I mainly used the jQuery library for small interactions (select something/do something) and adding very basic behavior to the websites I worked on. At the time, it was no big deal to just throw all of my simple jQuery methods and functions in a .js file…


Added by Mike King on March 22, 2013 at 4:41pm — 4 Comments

Remote Debugging Mobile Web Apps

Remote debugging is the process of viewing & editing the code behind a website on your own computer, but from a separate device. As mobile devices and mobile browsing continues to see exponential growth, it's becoming increasingly important to test and debug your web apps via remote debugging, since there's no way to  inspect a webpage's resources on a physical mobile device. Here are a few techniques I use for testing & debugging web apps on mobile devices today.



Added by Mike King on January 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Why Wireframes Suck

Contrary to what the title may lead you to believe about me, I'm not against the process of wireframing. I think it can be a very valuable tool in the designers kit when used properly. However, with more and more clients requesting increasingly complex functionality from their sites and apps, wireframes simply fall short in conveying the most important part of an interface design: how it will behave.

This really…


Added by Mike King on November 28, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments


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