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Jonny Gerig Meyer

Co-founder & technical lead, since

Jonny is a co-founder and technical lead – helping architect clean, well-tested JavaScript web applications.

Jonny leads the front-end development process, turning your ideas into functional interactions. He has been writing clean, well-tested JavaScript web applications for more than a decade. Experienced in a wide variety of JavaScript frameworks, he is passionate about front-end architecture, code test coverage, and sweating the details. An active member in the JavaScript community, Jonny has authored or contributed to numerous open-source projects. He’s easily distracted by a game of ultimate frisbee, homebrewing delicious IPAs and stouts, and trying to keep up with his dog and two young kids.

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.

Nunjucks

Sophisticated templating for JavaScript

A powerful markup templating language with block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, asynchronous control, and more. Heavily inspired by Jinja2, Nunjucks is fast, lean, highly performant, and extensible.

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

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    Blocking Analytics Spam

    Google Analytics is great for gathering data on who uses your web application, but becomes worthless if spam sessions start infesting your data. Here’s how we’ve tried to combat the problem for oddbird.net.

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    Server-Side Rendering For Client-Side Apps

    We want the convenience of a client-side single-page application using our MV* framework of choice, but don’t want to sacrifice the SEO and UX benefits of rendering the initial markup on the server. And while we’re not here to trash on Node.js, we’re also not ready to commit to an…

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    jQuery Chicago 2014

    Five practical JavaScript coding takeaways from jQuery Conference Chicago 2014.

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