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Hi, I’m Craig. I write about design and technology.

Design For Developers

Use this one simple design principle to make your user interfaces beautiful.

How Do I Learn To Code?

Learning to code can sound like a daunting, complicated, and difficult journey if you’re just starting out. Fortunately, we live in a time where the resources to learn for beginner and advanced programmers alike have never been more readily available.

The Pragmatic Perfectionist

You’re ready to launch your project— as soon as it’s perfect! Why does it never seem to be perfect? Overcome perfectionism and get things done.

Testing Node.js for Rails Lovers

You’ve built your first Rails-like Node app. But you’re used to test-driven development, and you have no tests! Don’t be a bad developer – let’s get into the nitty gritty of Node app testing.

Node.js for Rails Lovers

You love Ruby on Rails. There’s no easier or fun way to build a web application. But maybe you have several projects with specific Node.js business needs, or you just want to learn a new framework. You’re well-versed in JavaScript, so Node should be an easy transition, right? Let’s find out.

The Early Bird vs. The Night Owl

For two months, I experimented with waking up early instead of staying up late, to focus on personal development and side projects. I then returned to my old routine for two months, and these are my findings.

JavaScript Particle System Demo

I recently had to build a JavaScript HTML5 Canvas particle system to achieve a comet effect inside a website. I’ll be releasing the API once I clean up the code. Check out the demo in the meantime.