Blog Posts & Presentations
Check out some of my blog posts. More blog posts [and some Github presentations] to come!
Making Magento Responsive Using Foundation: Part 2
DemacMedia.com on April 23, 2014
...By establishing our own internal framework / platform for responsive projects we can save time and effort, creating more time to focus on delivering excellent user experience to help increase our customers eCommerce sales. It also allows for a consistent reference point for our own projects, so that we can improve the platform and even more easily roll-out upgrades for it going forward.
From the ground-up, a responsive framework specifically for Magento
- From the ground-up, a responsive framework specifically for Magento
- Modular re-usable components
- End result in fully responsive Magento base theme
Making Magento Responsive Using Foundation: Part 1
DemacMedia.com on April 16, 2014
Responsive design and development is something that fires me up and I’ve been passionate about it since 2010/2011. If you haven’t read it yet, take a look at Ethan Marcotte’s original 2010 article on Responsive Web Design.
At Demac, I was first tasked with a few small updates for clients, getting a feel for Magento and figuring out how things work; where the PHTML view files are and where the CSS & JS of the theme live, as well as the hierarchical fallback, so that you only change what you need to, and how to extend what is already there.
Soon after that I was fortunate to get handed a project that was new, and responsive, which became an opportunity to build a responsive Magento theme “from scratch”. The project helped me get familiar with the nuances of Magento as well as allowed me to take the time to produce an internal framework for responsive best practices here at Demac Media. Read more
Reduce The Complexity Of Responsive Web Design Using SCSS
DemacMedia.com on November 28, 2013
...As I mentioned previously, it’s smart to keep your dependencies within the project you’re working on, so on the immediate left we have Foundation’s SCSS folders. _variables.scss is the main file that you would edit for using the framework, and the _foundation.scss file is where you can choose not to import certain features. That’s another huge benefit to using SCSS with a framework; you can easily switch off and on which parts to include without having to figure out where one section of code ends and another begins. Read more
Web 2.0 For The Food Movement
SustainOntario.com on May 21, 2010
Social media is fairly young, but has already proven to be a powerful tool for spreading news and events quickly, in an interactive, engaging way. Farm and food leaders across the province are using a number of social networks to spread the word about healthy, local, sustainable food. Here are five social media tips for those of you interested in using these tools.Read more