John Durso

Front-End Web Developer

Detroit, Michigan

Blog about web development, music, and whatever else

  • February 7, 2019

    Use a preprocessor and don't look back...

    Back in 2014 while I was at my first design job ever, a coworker of mine recommended I get involved in SASS/SCSS as soon as possible. That advice didn't really resonate with me until I started used Ruby on Rails, which pretty much requires you to use a preprocessor. After I forced myself...

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  • January 21, 2019

    What I've been listening to...

    Now that I've been back in my element with coding, successfully dedicating about 2-3 hours per day designing my new site (using Gatsby and React), I figured I'd give a look at what I listen to when I'm sitting at my desk for hours at a time!

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  • January 11, 2019

    Trying out GatsbyJS...

    My New Year's Resolution was to code more. Most of my time in 2018 was spent on regular work which can get exhausting and burn you out! So now that I'm a remote worker, I've vowed to dedicate more time to learning new code-related things. In walks in, GatsbyJS and React!

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  • December 20, 2018

    Choosing between Flexbox or Grid...

    It's almost the new year and I decided it was time for me to dive into the world of native responsive grids in CSS. A designer/developer has a choice to make — Grid or Flexbox. The two are very similar, so you can't really go wrong with either.

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  • October 14, 2018

    New site for CHR Commnunications...

    I was luckily enough to work directly with CHR's founders, Kathy Hourigan and Chris Colcer, when designing and coding their new site!

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