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Andrew Houle
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Web developer/designer fueled by curiosity, driven by problem solving. Christian, husband and father of 4.
Web developer/designer fueled by curiosity, driven by problem solving. Christian, husband and father of 4.

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New post on my blog about taking the time to learn why things work in web development... Note to Self — Stop Taking Shortcuts

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SASS is pretty great! It's become so integrated into my workflow that it's easy to underestimate how much I rely on it. I've had the woeful experience of revisiting some of my older projects that used vanilla CSS, and it's a bit like going back to a page layout rocking tables. It just doesn't feel right, and you quickly realize how much time and headaches you've saved by using SASS on your newer projects.

With that said, I thought I'd showcase a handful of mixins that I use on nearly every project. Nothing earth shattering here, but I find them useful, hopefully you will too.

http://www.andrewhoule.me/blog/5-sass-mixins-i-use-on-nearly-every-project/

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I'm starting to blog again! My first post explains why I don't design in the browser first. Don’t get me wrong, conceptually it makes a ton of sense. Just jump right into an environment that understands responsive design, hover states, and animations, but the problem (at least for me) is that it’s stifling my creativity. 

Wow, the new Google+ looks slick... But I still never use it. 

"How do I feel about losing a sale? It's like if Michael Phelps came out of retirement, jumped in the pool, belly flopped, and drowned." -- Michael Scott, The Office

Conceptually I like the idea of mobile first responsive design, but I find it much easier to design responsive sites with a graceful degradation approach.

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Really enjoyed this read this morning - http://24ways.org/2011/nine-things-ive-learned

I got some itunes cash for my bday. Any games or apps you'd recommend I check out?

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I never knew I could create a custom unicode-range using font-face rules. Very interesting! http://24ways.org/2011/unicode-range

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