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Highlighting Parts of an HTML Input With CSS

Recently Second Street launched a feature in its email campaign editor that made it much easier to use mail merge style tokens. Rather than seeing {{User.FirstName}} in the input for the subject line, users will now see User First Name in the input, but highlighted so it appears visually different to show that it's a token. But of course,…
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Networking Abroad: Cape Town & Marrakech

Travel and work? For a year? Well, I’m a full three months in and it has been quite the journey so far. One goal I have for each city I’m living in is to attend some type of networking event. Ideally I will find something regarding testing, UX, or software product development, but I know that won’t…
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Demystifying Ember: Asynchronous Side-Effects in Testing

If you've just started writing acceptance tests for your Ember.js app, you may run into the following arcane-sounding error: Assertion Failed: You have turned on testing mode, which disabled the run-loop's autorun. You will need to wrap any code with asynchronous side-effects in a run This sounds pretty confusing at first, and doesn't sound super specific about what needs…
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Our Workplace

Developing software isn't only about finding a problem and solving it. It's also about working with your peers in a productive and happy environment. That's why when Second Street moved into its new headquarters two years ago, we made sure to build the best workplace we could. Our Workspaces Our development office is an open floor plan laid out in…
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SmashingConf NY2015

Last month David Adkin and I flew to New York to attend SmashingConf, an annual design conference hosted by Smashing Magazine. As with most conferences, the event kicked off with a laser show: (you can check out the full video here) Our minds suitably blown, the event moved into a series of talks about the design process itself. Session 1…
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