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.

Recent Articles

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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Book Excerpt: Jump Start Sass

I'm excited to release Jump Start Sass, a book I co-authored with Hugo Giraudel. Digital coppies are available from SitePoint, wih print edditions sold by O'Reilly. There's an excerpt from Chapter 11, Sass Architecture, after the jump.

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SassConf 2014

SassConf is right around the corner, and Claudina has been working hard to make it happen!

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Susy Next: Alpha 5

Susy Next alpha 5 is out, and loaded with changes. We now require Sass 3.3, we no longer require Compass, and there have been major syntax improvements. We're getting real close to launch, and we'd love to know what you think. Play around, and let us know!

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Map-Set vs. Map-Merge

The difference between map-set and map-merge? Almost nothing.

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