Jon Daiello Product Designer 🦄

#Engineering

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Rough Launch 2.0

In my last Rough Launch post, I announced the redesign and relaunch of my site. The funny thing is that sites are never done. Since that post, I have been working to redesign and re-engineer my site. Half-way through 2016, I relaunched my site very quietly. I was inspired by the conversation in this first post to just go for it. I was never thrilled with the design so I continually updated and redesigned until I felt excited about where it was going.

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CSS Timeline

I have been playing around with the idea of adding a biographical of timeline of milestones to the about page of my site. I roughed in a quick example for a proof of concept and I am pretty happy with the initial results.

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Regressive Enhancement: Looking Backwards Too

If you’ve been around the web industry for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Progressive Enhancement”. Simply put, it means that you build your app (or website) to run everywhere and on everything, then you add features where they are supported. I think we’ve lost some of that mentality, and we need to bring back a vision of “Regressive Enhancement”.

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JavaScript as a Seasoning, Not a Meal

We use JavaScript every day. Most people who browse the web don’t even know it’s running. However, there is a segment of web users that come to a page that is just downright broken. If they’re lucky, they might get some piece of information left by a developer inside a <noscript> tag that informs them that they are out of luck. But, is that enough?

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Developing on the Edge

I’ve been using the latest and greatest version of ExpressionEngine to develop my personal site. I love the new UI, some of the new features, but lets just say there’s a few ‘bugs’…

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