Anna and Brad talk about what’s changed since the first season of the Style Guides Podcast, and talk about what topics they’d like to cover this season.
This week, we’re joined by Josh Clark who works with clients on their design systems. He shares his approach to designing them, and how he makes sure they continue to be maintained.
From Britain With Love: Front-end Style Guides with Anna Debenham – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
IN BIG WEB SHOW № 113, developer Anna Debenham and I discuss Adventure Time, Code For America, starting a web career at age 14, checking websites in game console browsers, producing 24 Ways, and the delights of Spotted Dick and Victoria Sponge.
Anna is the author of Front-end Style Guides, creator of the Game Console Browsers website for developers, co-producer of 24 Ways, technical editor for A List Apart, and was netmag’s Young Developer of the Year 2013.
Enjoy Big Web Show № 113.
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Websites We Mention
Front-end Style Guides
Game Console Browsers website for developers
A List Apart
Code For America Style Guide
Anna’s writing (http://maban.co.uk/writing/)
Anna’s portfolio (http://maban.co.uk/portfolio/)
Anna on Twitter
Anna’s personal site
Filed under: Big Web Show, The Big Web Show
After interviewing a dozen people with Brad Frost for their podcast on Style Guides for the web, Anna has collated all their findings for this talk on the different kinds that are out there, how they’re built, what works (and what doesn’t), and what makes them such a useful tool. She’ll give you a tour of some style guides built by companies with a range of different needs and requirements, and you’ll learn how to build your own using a range of possible technologies. Most importantly, she’ll show you how to make sure they don’t get forgotten at the end of the project, and ways that it can be kept up to date as living documentation well after a site has gone live.
5by5 - The Web Ahead #38: Game Console Browsers with Anna Debenham
Anna Debenham on Code For America, starting a web career at age 14, checking websites in game console browsers, producing 24 Ways, what comes after winning young developer of the year, and the delights of Spotted Dick and Victoria Sponge.
Anna is the author of Front-end Style Guides, creator of the Game Console Browsers website for developers, co-producer of 24 Ways, technical editor for A List Apart, and was Netmag’s Young Developer of the Year 2013.
This week is the one-hundredth episode of Unfinished Business and who better to join me than the person who helped me start it all, almost two years ago, Anna Debenham. We celebrate by talking about what went right and wrong in 2014 and our resolutions for 2015. Then we talk about meetings and how we can improve them.
Anna Debenham is a front end developer and an all-around great person.
This week we were joined by Nicole Sullivan, a long time web veteran, originator of OOCSS, CSS lint, and tons more. Nicole is definitely a thought leader in the modern web development world who is often ahead of us all. We’ve watched OOCSS start out as this abstract and highly criticized concept turn into a pretty commonplace practice on large sites. We talk about (roughly in order):
- Matt Wilcox on The Responsive Images Problem
- IE 7 Tax – Company literally charging 6.8% more for products they sell online if browser is IE 7.
Q & A
- Isn’t OOCSS just moving CSS bloat into HTML bloat?
- Is there going to be a book on OOCSS?
- Recognizing when many elements have the same classes, and making a new class that @extends the old ones.
- Can you use the body element like you would a page-wrapping div?
- What tools to we suggest for validation in the modern world, especially as part of a workflow?
- How does SMACSS compare/contrast to OOCSS?
- When do you call yourself a professional designer or developer?
- How about universally setting elements to position: relative;
About Ian Feather Ian is a Senior Software Engineer at Schibsted, and before that he was Lonely Planet’s Tech Lead.
With Brad Frost and Anna Debenham.