Alex Carpenter

Front-end Developer & Designer

Spotify to add podcasts

Spotify’s upcoming integration with Uber — getting announced formally today — is not the only development the music streaming service has planned to grow its business. The company has plans for a podcasting service as well as an as-yet undetermined feature that is currently set up under the name “Magic.”

I have been really hoping for podcast support within Rdio. Looks like Spotify has seen the value and looking to jump on it soon.

Holiday Gift Guide by I Brew My Own Coffee

We just launched our Holiday Gift Guide at I Brew My Own Coffee. Check out our list and pick up something for that coffee loving person in your life.

I Brew My Own Coffee E-book

Hey! My wife and I are writing an E-book on brewing coffee. I Brew My Own Coffee will teach you everything you need to know to brew an amazing cup of coffee from the comforts of your home or office.

Interview: Ryan Irelan of Mijingo Aug 13

Hey Ryan, thanks for taking some time to answer a few questions. Can you please take a few moments and introduce yourself and share what your day to day may look like. Hi, there. I'm Ryan and I create courses for web designers and developers to get more from their...

Front-end Development Newsletter Jul 24

Tired of trying to keep up with all that is changing in the front-end development world? Grunt, sass, angular, bootstrap and so on. There is so much noise lately that it is hard to focus on the important stuff.Each week I intend to round up some of what I...

How to Hold a Pencil podcast interview Feb 28

Reuben Inger was gracious enough to invite me onto his podcast show How to Hold a Pencil to talk about how I got started in the web development industry. We talked about my work at Masuga Design, Lamplighter, GR Field Guide and also some of the most influential...

Interview: Tim Smith Designer, broadcaster, and coffee addict. Jan 16

Hey Tim thanks for taking the time to be interviewed. Can you please give us a short description about yourself and what your day to day looks like? No, thank you! It's an honor. Well, as you already know, my name is Tim Smith. I'm a designer and developer, among...

Interview: Harry Roberts of CSS Wizardry Jan 06

Photo by Ashley BaxterWhats the easiest thing a front-end dev can start doing to write better CSS? Start writing CSS like you’re writing it in a big team and on a big project. A lot of people treat CSS as ‘making a page look like a design’, but this short-...

The Setup Nov 23

Since before I even started working as a developer I have followed The Setup which I think I found while searching through Flickr for some reason. It is always fun to see other peoples setups and see how they work so I thought I would share mine.Who are you,...

Basic CSS Abstraction Oct 07

There are many ways to write CSS to achieve the same goal. Some are better than others and many people choose to write what makes sense to them. I personally like OOCSS principals based off of the work by Nicole Sullivan, Jonathan Snook and Harry Roberts. The main concept of...