The Cost of Aesthetic in Flat Design

A OSD700 Contribution Post For the final release, one of the issues I wanted to focus on was this, which I figured would be an easy contribution toward the project and a check off of my final release requirements. After reviewing the comments on the issue, I was under the impression that I had to […]

A Second Semester of Open Source Contributions Completed

It’s hard to believe how quickly this semester has come to a close. Some of us including me even had countdown calendars, and yet the days escaped even quicker than we could count. It feels like just last week I started my second dedicated foray into Open Source technologies, and yet in the next two […]

The Importance of Properly Setting Up Your Linter

Or, How to Break Every Travis Build Your Commit Creates! An OSD700 Contribution Update Part 2 Preface This week, having thought I had climbed and conquered the smallest imaginable version of Everest, I climbed into my favorite chair, put on headphones, and let hours pass by while finishing Haunted Empire. My phone went off during […]

Autocomplete for All, An Angular Material Story

An OSD700 Contribution Update Part 1 In this day and age, you live in one of two camps, you either love or hate autocomplete. Autocomplete (which differs from autocorrect due to contextual opposites of operation) is the answer to the mundane long dropdown lists, providing a means to both filter and evaluate a value without […]

The Importance of Documented API for UI Components

An OSD Contribution Update – Part 1 Getting Onboard Documentation is a topic that often splits developers into two or more camps, those who write and those who don’t; an irony since both camps rely heavily on documentation with external libraries to utilize and understand it’s respective API. So, when is documentation considered ‘good’? When […]

Accessibility – Headings and Colour Examples

This is a follow up to my previous post, describing some examples and public issues which touch upon heading semantics and color contrast. Headings Admitting to Your Mistakes South Wind Motel As you would have guessed, even I found the issues discussed above in past work from two websites which I used to claim where […]