I love digging into open source frameworks and adopting bits and bobs that can make my life easier! One of my favourites of late has been the grid system out of Bootstrap. Out of the box it doesn’t do everything I want, so I made some changes. This is a work in progress, but it’s becoming the standard for the Thrillworks basic model for grids (check out advanced at the end of this post). Continue reading
I’m probably not the only one who learned the hard way that CSS (or JS) class names can’t start with a number. It’s just one of those things: .1-col has to be .col-1, or .one-col. Classes have to start with a letter, underscore or hyphen.
I’m not sure why I find this so fascinating to think about; but a simple workaround would be to use Roman Numerals. Continue reading
Don’t Repeat Yourself: http://csswizardry.com/2013/07/writing-dryer-vanilla-css/ This is a great post about writing more maintainable CSS. Great examples show that sometimes being DRY can mean more code.
I wanted to share one of the coolest tricks I’ve started using in my SASS to help me get around my stylesheets a bit quicker. I’m always looking for little tricks like this to make getting around the code a lot faster. On a huge project these little gems really add up. Continue reading
I’m very much a right-brained front end dev. While this does allow me to create some crazier (and yeah, maybe impractical) stuff, it does mean I can be weak in some of the more technical approaches. That’s where tools like SMACSS are so invaluable. Continue reading