Goals For 2017

Technical Expertise

Adobe Creative Suite

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HTML5

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CSS 3

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SASS/LESS

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Responsive Dev.

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Javascript

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jQuery

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Expression Engine*

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* Front-end templating skills (I had to find an excuse to use an asterisk)

Library(books I’ve read & recommend)

Mobile First

Mobile First

by Luke Wroblewski
Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design

by Ethan Marcotte
Adaptive Web Design

Adaptive Web Design

by Aaron Gustafson
HTML5 For Web Designers

HTML5 For Web Designers

by Jeremy Keith
CSS the Missing Manual

CSS the Missing Manual

by David Sawyer McFarland
CSS Mastery

CSS Mastery

by Andy Budd
Don’t Make Me Think

Don’t Make Me Think

by Steve Krug
Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

by David Allen

Profile

Joshua JamesJoshua James (Erickson) is a designer, front-end developer and family guy. I like to doodle, drool over fonts and pour through code. Designing web interfaces has to be one of the most challenging and rewarding careers. Requiring constant upgrading of knowledge, meeting demanding deadlines and finding solutions to criticism. And that’s why I love it.

In my spare time, I spend as much time with my family as possible. I have an incredibly beautiful and patient wife, Kyna and two wonderful children. Chances are, you’ll find me either in front of a computer screen, reading a book, or with my family.

Applecrumbs

Why Applecrumbs? Well, a long time ago (1995) in a far away land (Texas), while at the mall, I saw a new store in the distance. Squinting to read the sign, I said aloud, “Applecrumbs & Fish?” With persistent curiosity, I walked closer to discover the store name was not what I had read. At that point, I realized I needed to wear glasses. The name “Applecrumbs” stuck with me.