Always strive to improve yourself

Yeah I know the title is a cliche but I just couldn’t help it. Everyone could be a little better, but the thing is that some people don’t even try.

Getting better

AWRStudyr Chrome extension or what I've been up to lately

If you’d ask me what I’ve been up lately, I’d say: working, reading, learning - pretty much just like you, I guess. The thing is it’s been a while since I wrote something here and my first article this year is about AWRstudyr, a Chrome extension I’ve been working lately and it’s something I’ve put lots of effort into it.

AWRstudyr screenshot

Web design is not just web design anymore

I’ve wanted to write this article for some time now, and this time I made it.

It’s been a while since doing web design isn’t just like making stuff nice in Photoshop and then pass it to somebody else to slice it and deliver. In the meantime, designers have learned to code and nowadays, being a good web designer means to have the ability to combine your design skills with things like usability and accessibility knowledge in order to deliver the best user experience. Oh, and I almost forgot about SEO - you really need to know to handle your markup so that search engines like you.

web design

SEOface icons

There are a lot of great icon packs in the wild, but if you’re particularly looking for some SEO icons like stats, analytics, rankings or localization then you may want a bit more diversity to choose from.

SEOface icons

Form controls with CSS currentColor and pseudo elements

Because CSS currentColor value and pseudo elements make a damn good team.

Well, I didn’t know about CSS currentColor keyword until a while ago. I’ve started playing around with it and yeah, this is extremely powerful. Some really say that this is the first CSS variable that ever existed, sounds pretty interesting huh?


Using and over abusing CSS

People usually are abusing features just because they can. It happened before, it’s happening now and most likely it will happen again.


Gamespot's loading hearts

“Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have extra lives.” If you’re a passionate gamer like me, then you’ve probably heard this before. On this matter, the other days I was browsing through some reviews to find out more about my latest favorite game, Dark Souls 2 which by the way, it rocks.

But, I’m not making video games reviews here. The thing is that while checking the Gamespot review, I noticed a very nice and original loader somehow inspired by the above tagline. I fall instantly in love with that animation and tried to replicate it with CSS, I just couldn’t help myself.

So, just in case you weren’t already tired of spinners and loaders, here’s another one.

Gamespot's loading hearts

Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That’s a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.

WordPress to Jekyll