Pixels, percentage, and view height, oh my!

CSS code on a computer screen
CSS code on a computer screen
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If, like me, you’ve fallen down the Responsive Design rabbit hole, welcome. Grab a drink and a snack, and let’s talk shop. There’s a lot to take into consideration when you set out to create a responsive design for your new website or app, but I’d say your most indispensable tool at hand is the array of CSS view units. …


An introduction to the design tool bringing developers to the table

A laptop with the Figma app open and a phone laying on top of the keyboard sits next to a yellow potted plant.
A laptop with the Figma app open and a phone laying on top of the keyboard sits next to a yellow potted plant.
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As a designer turned software engineer, I like to think that I’ve seen both sides of the seemingly existential struggle that is designing a piece of software. Whether you’re working on a simple landing page or a fully-fledged native app, the back-and-forth required for every iteration of your project’s design can easily turn into quite the headache.

Cue Figma. With this browser-based design tool, your design team can still leverage so much of the functionality of powerhouses like the Adobe creative suite. But with no paywall blocking the path…

Carolyn Berard

I’m a full stack software developer with a mind for design.

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