Archives for Matt Diehl

Tools & Tips

man surrounded by thought bubbles and icons A Front-End Developer's Guide to Communicating Thoughtfully 

August 17, 2016

I picked up some fantastic tips on communication at this year’s An Event Apart in Washington, D.C., and this post is my take on how these tips can be especially helpful to front-end developers.

Tools & Tips

Be A Slacker: 16 Pro Slack / Slack Pro Tips 

April 5, 2016

We highly recommend Slack, a real-time chat program that centralizes communication between various teams. Check out our pro tips here.

Tools & Tips

man's face patterned in the style of chuck close Style Guides & Pattern Libraries 

August 10, 2015

With each new tool we add into our process, we must figure out how and where it fits in. Here, we define what style guides and pattern libraries are, what challenges they present, and how we might overcome those challenges.


Collection of items from the BD Conference Lessons in Empathy BD Conference 

January 28, 2015

Conferences in the Web development industry often focus on technical aspects of the profession. While some talks at BDConf Orlando addressed specific concerns of our craft, the underlying topic of the two-day event was empathy.


whiteboard presentation Takeaways from Breaking Development Conference 

December 30, 2013

This past October, I was fortunate enough to attend the Breaking Development conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It focuses on emerging techniques for doing web development and design for the wide array of devices people use today.


modularizingfrontendcode Modularizing Your Front-End Code for Long Term Maintainability and Sanity 

March 25, 2013

Getting along with your code, making site maintenance enjoyable, and how modular front-end code can help solve your website woes.