Shopping List 2.0

July 21, 2014

I was really impressed the Material Design spec Google released recently, both for its merits as a style guide and a design language.

Since I'm at my parents' house on vacation this week and had been delivered a list of bugs to fix in the shopping list web app I made for them, I decided to give the UI an overhaul and incorporate some of the Material Design precepts.

You can play with a sample version of it via the link below or download the source code and set up your own.

Brine Weekly Podcast

April 24, 2014

Since I've now had a job for about six months, I feel comfortable easing this site away from its all-portfolio-all-the-time mode and back into its rightful position as a place for me to advertise stuff I'm doing in general. So what better way to kick this off than to post a big ol' plug for the podcast I've been making with my friends at Brine over the past four months!

If you've been paying attention, you probably know that Brine Weekly was a comedy collective/online magazine I founded with Max Eddy back in 2011. We put out a handful of issues over the past three years but struggled to get much momentum, so around the beginning of 2014 we started throwing around the idea of switching the format from a magazine to a podcast, a format more accessible and easily digestible than a website. The governing idea was that we'd keep it short, scripted, punchy, and (for once) actually weekly. So far I've been really happy with the results.

Mini-Project: Shopping List

August 22, 2013

My parents are pretty tech-savvy as far as parents go, and as such are pretty demanding when it comes to the features and functionalities of the mobile apps they have to use on a regular basis. To complicate this, my dad has an Android phone while my mom has an iPhone. So one of the major ongoing dramas in their household over the past few months has been finding a grocery list app that can sync between their devices, allows for favorites/categories/notes, and works reliably. Rather than watch them continue to go through app after app, I volunteered to build a responsive web app that fulfills their specific needs.

So this is the result of that, as close as can feasibly be gotten to their very high standards (their last demand was a barcode scanner). It required me to to brush off my mySQL knowledge and learn a little Ajax and was overall a really fun, self-contained project!

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