I’ll be speaking at @FrontPorchIO in October

A couple of weeks ago, I got word that I’ll be speaking at my first web development conference, Front Porch in Dallas on October 8th. To say I’m excited is an understatement.

I’ll be speaking about Sass & Compass in Responsive Web Design, a topic that I have become more and more interested in over the last few months.

Like many, I was initially skeptical of CSS processors, but midway through last year I decided to suck it up and give it a shot. My decision between LESS and Sass was less than scientific; most of the folks I knew were using Sass, and really liked it, so that’s what I chose.

I’m glad I did.

Over the last year, I’ve experimented and learned a lot about just how much Sass can do. I’ve also learned just how much it can do to help with the responsive design process.

On October 8th, I’ll be droppin’ that knowledge on everyone at Front Porch.

If you’re interested in hearing what I have to say, early bird tickets are on sale through August 14th for $75. After that, tickets go up to $100.

New Portfolio Design and Other Interesting Stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, most of what I’ve been writing has been posted over at DuncanDay.com or CSSForge.com. Unfortunately, I haven’t been doing as much writing over at those sites as I would like to, either.

Back on topic, though, as you can see I’ve finally gotten around to putting a fresh coat of paint on my portfolio. I’m extremely happy with the way that it turned out, which is a pretty rare occurrence in and of itself. I plan on continuing to iterate on the design here, but I’ll be turning my focus over to Lucid Theme and CSSForge.

I’m also currently working on the beginning stages of a new web app with a friend of mine, Gabe Marshall. This is the first product that I’ve ever worked on, so naturally I’m pretty damn excited.

That’s all I’ve got for now, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the new portfolio design!