Miriam Suzanne

Miriam leads our process, working with clients and users to organize priorities, and find solutions to their unique problems. She is a pioneer of modern CSS techniques and open source Sass tools – including the popular Susy responsive-grid toolkit, and True unit-testing library. She is the co-author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, a well-known speaker at front-end conferences, and a multi-media artist with extensive experience in theatre, writing, music, and visual art.

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Recent Articles

Welcome to Susy3!

We're excited to introduce Susy 3.0, a major update to our popular grid-math calculator – now more focused and flexible than ever. Susy was designed to make layout math easy, without forcing you into generic patterns and ugly markup. But grid systems are on the way out, replaced by real CSS layout specs that live in the browser. With Susy3, we want to help make that a smooth transition.

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Understanding Spread in Susy3

Susy 3.0 will be released in the next week, if all goes well, and there's a lot to write about it. I wanted to start with a detailed overview of one core concept: spread.

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Making Function Calls Across Sass Versions

The Sass 3.5 Release Candidate includes support for first-class functions. What are they, how do we use them, and what tools can we use to future-proof our Sass toolkits in advance?

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Code Patterns & Style Guides

Living Style Guide documentation on the web is a difficult problem, gaining a lot of attention in the last few years. Let's take an in-depth look at one way to store patterns directly in Sass, and generate documentation automatically.

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We Are Not Neutral: 2016 in Review

OddBird is a small company – a shared vision and brand that transforms seven remote contractors into a Web Software Agency. 2016 was a year of big changes for us, individually and as a company. We can't distance ourselves from the world we work in, or the lives of our members, colleagues, and clients. Software is never neutral, and neither are we. There's work to do.

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SitePoint: Live Q&A with Miriam

I did a live Q&A at SitePoint back in August. We talked about customizing Susy for your needs, why you might not need a grid system, other tools I'm working on, and how to select or build your own toolkits.

It was a wild two-hours of typing as fast as I could, and hoping to sound intelligent. Thanks for asking the questions!

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Auditioning Github Projects

With the release of kanban-style project boards, we decided to move our open design process over to GitHub and give it a try.

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CSSConf 2016 Recap

It was a pleasure speaking at CSSConf 2016 in Boston! Here are some of my notes from the event – coverig everything from creativity and the Bauhaus movement to SVG 2 internals, React styles, CSS grid layouts, and custom properties (e.g. CSS-native variables). I included links to slides and video whenever possible.

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Open Design for OddBird.net

We’re re-building our website in the open, and writing about our process along the way. We hope you'll follow along and even get involved!

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Clarity Conference

It was an honor to be part of the first ever Clarity Conference in San Francisco – a beautiful event organized by Jina, and completely focussed on Style Guides.

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Let’s Build Something Together!

We want to hear all about your software ideas. Fill out our contact form, join our public Slack chat, or tweet @oddbird to start the conversation.