One of my favorite things about transitioning from my previous profession into the world of web design and development is how open, welcoming and helpful the web community is.
Today, I wanted to take just a minute to thank a few folks who, whether they realize it or not, helped me get to where I am today.
- Chris Coyier of CSS Tricks. His Designing for WordPress series kick-started my foray into WordPress and PHP development.
- Elliot Jay Stocks, whose original Starkers theme was the foundation of many of my early custom designs.
- Trent Walton, whose article on Flexible Foundations finally convinced me to go 100% fluid and relative sizing.
- Dave Rupert, who built Foldy, the grid that I forked into Kraken and use on every single one of my projects.
- Mark Otto, whose Bootstrap framework helped me wrap my head around OOCSS.
- Brad Frost, who introduced me to mobile-first, progressive-enhancement, and got me writing my own simple jQuery scripts.
- Rian van der Merwe, who constantly makes me rethink user experience and how we interact with technology.
- Keith Rousseau, who tells me when my stuff sucks and how to do it better.
- The entire Stack Overflow community, for helping me work through countless quirks, bugs and issues along the way.
I know I missed some awesome folks. If you’re one of them, I’m really sorry, and I promise it’s bad memory and not a deliberate omission.