Digging into the trenches of responsive design can be surprisingly daunting, especially if you’re new to this kind of thing. The amount of shiny front-end build tools seem overwhelming at first, but they are ultimately here to help you. In this post, we’re looking at a shiny build tool called SASS. It’s actually not that shiny, […]
There are 3 posts before this article, checking them out might provide additional context for this article. You can check out part 1(getting up and running), part 2(setting up a build), and part 3(variables and nesting). Now that we’ve covered all of the SASS basics, it’s time to dive into the more advanced features! There […]
If you’re reading this post, there’s a chance you’ve already stumbled upon part 1(getting started) and part 2(setting up a build). If you haven’t, checking them out gives this post additional context! Now that we’re starting to learn SASS, it’s natural to dive into the functionality that’s easiest to implement out of the gate. Don’t […]
If you’re here, you’ve probably already gone through part 1 of the series. In that post, we covered why SASS is so great and the basics of what it does. This post will be all about getting set up with a basic build process so we can actually start using it on projects. Unfortunately, SCSS […]
Inline SVGs are a lesser known trick for performant assets. Using them in traditional static sites is problematic due to how verbose they are. Inline SVGs can be anywhere from a few lines of code to a hundred! Not the prettiest solution. That is why it’s much better to use a component based approach. Using […]
For years now, SASS has given CSS the functionalities that native CSS wish it could. These includes variables, selector nesting, mixins, extends, and much more. One simple but very powerful thing SASS gives you is the ability to outsource a similar set of style rules into a reusable “function”. This lets you centralize style logic […]
Every here and there, you may come across a use case where it’s necessary to reduce a video file by 50-80% without any noticeable loss of quality. Often times it’s for front-end performance reasons, but can also come in handy if a server has an upload limit(50MB on a typical WordPress site for example). There […]
When learning a new programming language, a calculator is a great way to flex your ability. Going the extra mile and tacking on extra features proves to be an even more valuable experience. In this article, I will show you how to implement a neat feature: the ability to multiply without an * operator.