The Web Community
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.