OddBird

accessible web software with human-centered design

I co-founded OddBird with my brothers in 2008 to create scalable, accessible, and performant web applications with a human-centered design.

Over the years, we’ve become industry leaders – creating and contributing to the open source languages and tools that millions of develoers and larger companies rely on. We provide enterprise-level expertise, with the focus and personal attention of a boutique.


Working with OddBird was the best outsourcing experience I’ve ever had. OddBird became an extension of our team.

Jason Lantz, Salesforce.org (MetaDeploy)

Other developers build exactly what you say, or they don’t understand, and develop the wrong thing. OddBird always thinks about the project goals. I defer to the team expertise now, which makes a better result.

Rohit Puranik, Lab06 (MedCurbside)

OddBird is high-caliber and nimble. Innovative at heart. Together, we fundamentally transformed the Chicago public school system.

Furman Brown, Sensible Innovation (TegyTime)

Since OddBird thinks about handoff from the beginning, maintenance has been super easy. For example, 100% unit test coverage was a given. I never had to ask for it.

Sara Taillon, ORCAS (CoachHub)

oddbird’ orgs

OddBird

accessible web software with human-centered design

5 ‘oddbird’ episodes

2015

Herman: design docs @ OddBird

Design systems streamline development, communication, and consistency – but often rely on dedicated teams and extended budgets. We wanted a tool that helps create and maintain living style guides & pattern libraries in an agile process, and on a budget. Herman helps you keep your development process simple – and your UX consistent – as you iterate on patterns and scale over time.

2014

Link: Book – Learning Susy @ Zell Liew

Popular CSS layout framework used by Virgin America, The Smithsonian, and others

Accoutrement: design utils @ OddBird

Design systems must be meaningful to both humans and machines Accoutrement provides Sass design-token management that improves readability and consistency, while encouraging automation. These tools integrate with Herman, the OddBird pattern-library generator.

2013

True: unit-testing @ OddBird

True is a full-featured unit-testing library for Sass. The core functionality is written in pure SassScript, so it can be used anywhere Sass is compiled. Advanced features are available with our test-runner integration and Mocha.

2009

Susy: layout toolkit @ OddBird

Susy is a lightweight grid-layout engine for Sass, designed to simplify and clarify responsive grid layouts without ever getting in your way. Originally released in 2009, Susy has become one of the most popular layout frameworks on the web.