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Erica Mitchell

Erica is a front end JavaScript developer, veteran, teacher, and advocate for users.

Erica brings design and application data alive for your users, co-leading the front end development process. She’s a military veteran who fell in love with coding, and she’s worked on an array of projects – from large scale systems maintenance to in-house and public web applications – using a wide variety of technologies. She’s passionate about the process of building intuitive solutions for users across platforms and mediums, and believes in doing her part to push the web platform forward – whether by contributing to open source projects, or engaging with the next generation of developers in the community.

Open Source

Blend

Sass support for LCH, Lab, and more CSS color spaces

CSS Color Modules Level 4 & Level 5 include several new CSS color formats, new color-adjustment syntax, and a contrast function. Blend provides early access to many of these features, while working with Sass colors.

Cascading Colors

Dynamic & interactive color palettes using CSS

Generate dynamic and interactive color palettes. Define custom themes with CSS custom properties, allow user-adjustments with a bit of light-weight JS, and customize the underlying system with Sass.

Herman

Automated style guides

Design systems streamline development, communication, and consistency – but often rely on dedicated teams and extended budgets. We wanted a tool that helps create and maintain living style guides & pattern libraries in an agile process, and on a budget. Herman helps you keep your development process simple – and your UX consistent – as you scale over time.

Accoutrement

Integrated design-system management in Sass

OddBird’s Accoutrement tools help keep design tokens meaningful to both humans and machines – opening the door for automation, while improving readability. These tools also integrate with Herman, our automated pattern-library generator.

True

Unit-testing for Sass developers

True is the only full-featured unit-testing framework designed specifically for the Sass language. Write your tests in Sass, compile them with Sass, and then (optionally) pass the results to a Javascript test-runner for command-line control and reporting.

Susy

CSS layout framework

Susy was a responsive layout engine for Sass, before flexbox and CSS grid were available. Susy is now deprecated, and will not receive updates. If you need help moving off Susy, or learning the latest in web layout, we offer training and consulting to help bring you up-to-date.

Resources

  1. Link resource type

    Why We Switched to React Hooks

    Hooks are the new hotness in building web applications with React. In this article for BitSrc, Erica separates fact from hyperbole to examine why OddBird has embraced the new Hooks API to deliver a better product to clients, and how we’ve benefited from having simple, consistent patterns to manage state…

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  2. Article resource type

    Diversity. Inclusion. Tech.

    Refactr.tech 2019 aims to solve tech’s diversity problem

    As we readied our seats for the first ever Refactr.tech Conference, I pondered the question: What would a technical conference look like if its organizers were intentional about inclusiveness but still centered on tech?

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