David N Brooks Designer, Developer, Musician, Artist, and Writer

Hello! I’m David, an interactive designer, musician, artist, and writer living in Orlando, Florida.

Recent Articles

To Framework, or Not To Framework: Part 2

When you venture away from Bootstrap or Foundation, you have some options on how to make your HTML follow nice, neat grids. This is how I handle grids in most of my projects.

To Framework, or Not To Framework

Sometimes people ask me questions about my frameworks and libraries of choice. Because I tend to write minimalist HTML and CSS, it makes my response a bit unusual. So, I thought I’d start out a series about the “whys?” and “hows?” of my front-end decisions.

The Question of Rates

When you bid on your first set of projects, it’s hard to set a rate. After you’ve picked it, it’s hard to explain the seemingly arbitrary number. But as a professional, you need to get comfortable with the conversation as a whole. This article is about that.

War of the Roaches - Part 1

When I moved to Georgia, I quickly found myself outnumbered and under siege in my own home. This is the story of how the war against the cockroaches began.

Paleo: 1 Month Down

I’ve been on the paleo diet for one month. This is the progress so far.

Web Standards and JavaScript for Aging Devices

We’ve been building this lovely iOS app with the Ionic Framework, but when the app started to become unusable I had to change up the way I was writing my JavaScript.

About Me

I'm David Brooks, an interactive designer, generative artist, and electronic musician from Michigan. During the day I build things for Artletic, a great UX studio in Colorado. At night I create art and write music as Light The Deep and craft applications like Thousand Wires, JavaScript libraries like ArtisanJS, and build interesting things for the amazing clients of Northward Compass.

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Technically Speaking

This site runs on the Textpattern content management system. CSS is precompiled by SASS, of course. Only a handfull of JavaScript libraries are in use, most notably Grunt. The visuals are done (by me) in Processing and Modo. The fonts are delivered with love by Typekit.


365 Days of Paleo/Progress

On July 1, 2014 I started into a year of Paleo and better health.
Here's my progress at a glance.

-18.2 lb. Weight

72 oz. Water Per Day

1787 Ave. Calories

See the progress

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