August 21, 2017

GSoC 2017: Work Submission

For this year’s Google Summer of Code program, I have been working on a project for Mozilla’s Firefox Developer Tools. My project was to implement new features for the CSS Grid Inspector tool as well as refining its existing functionality. About the Project The CSS Grid Inspector exists inside the Firefox Developer Tools Layout panel. It’s an intuitive interface that will aid designers and developers in building website layouts using CSS Grid, a cutting-edge layout specification supported across all major browsers. Read more

June 30, 2017

GSoC 2017: Wrapping Up Phase 1

First evaluation period is now wrapping up! I’ve been planning and working on a new set of features since my last post and while only one of them has been landed it has still been a very busy past two weeks. But before I get into the details of what I’ve been doing last, I wanted to mention that the contributions from my last GSoC post have been recently featured in a Mozilla hack post written by my mentor! Read more

June 11, 2017

GSoC 2017: Phase 1

Just over a week ago, Google Summer of Code’s working period began. I’ve been making a number of contributions to Firefox Developer Tools’ CSS Grid Inspector for the past two weeks, most of which have been officially landed into the inbound branch of Firefox Nightly. The first set of contributions have been fine-tuning the UI for the CSS Grid Inspector. This includes: Changing the CSS Grid highlights for grid cells and areas to be consistent with the current grid colour. Read more

May 11, 2017

GSoC 2017: Community Bonding

It’s been a week since student projects have been announced for the Google Summer of Code program this year — my own proposal being among them. Students and their mentors are currently going through the “Community Bonding Period”, where students are just getting immersed into their open-source communities before the real coding period begins. During this time, I’ve been hanging out on IRC channels and groups specifically for GSoC students and subscribing to mailing lists. Read more

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