Brett Jankord

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I'm Brett Jankord, a Front-End Developer at Cerner, living in Kansas City working on design systems, accessibility, responsive web design, CSS, ReactJS, and open source software.

How to lint SCSS with stylelint

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Stylelint is a mighty, modern CSS linter that helps you enforce consistent conventions and avoid errors in your style sheets. If you are…

Inline SCSS with Jekyll and Grunt

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Inlining critical CSS as great way to improve the performance of your site, it reduces blocking CSS requests needed for the initial render…

The :not() css-pseudo-class and specificity

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The :not() pseudo-class is a powerful CSS negation matcher added in CSS3. It matches elements that are not represented by the argument…

Modular CSS: Thoughts on SMACSS modules

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My understanding of CSS modules continues to grow from day to day. To me, modules are one of the best ways to create scalable and reusable…

Style Guide Boilerplate

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Recently, I’ve had a renewed interest in web style guides. As I’ve been building responsive websites, I’ve found style guides to be a…

Thoughts on semantic HTML class names and maintainability

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The discussion of semantic HTML class names is one that goes back quite a while. While many great frontend developers have discussed back…

You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means

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I like to stay on top of cutting edge web design and development practices. I have a few keyword searches on Twitter I like to check daily…

Beyond device detection

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The landscape of web enabled devices is drastically changing at a rapid pace . Device detection is no longer a reliable solution to adapt…

Active development on Categorizr has come to an end

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It’s time to officially bring active development of Categorizr to a close. It’s always difficult to bring a personal project to a close…

Cross browser retina/high resolution media queries

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fantasai , Ben Frain , and Peter Gasston have all written about this topic before, though I still see a lot developers using verbose…

Syncing JavaScript with your active media query

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Just read Jeremy Keith’s conditional loading for responsive designs concept . Not only can it be used to load in additional content, but it…

RWD toolset

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RWD Toolset is a small JavaScript file paired with a style sheet I threw together to help when developing responsive sites. It adds a form…