Grid Frameworks for Sass

This article is not about whether you should or shouldn’t use a Sass grid. It’s about showcasing a few options that are worth investigating if you do decide to go down that path.

The amount of grid systems out in the wild is quite outstanding. Some are super light weight and some are bloated nightmares. With so much choice it’s really hard to decided which one is right and is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Throttle Bandwidth for Testing

Working with a fast internet connection on a day-to-day basis is a real privilege. it’s easy to forget that others are less fortunate.

With a recent vacation to “slow internet land” this really hit home. So much so, once being back in “fast internet land” I explored the different ways to throttle bandwidth for testing.

After a little research, here are few different methods that I discovered.

Shaping CSS

In someway or another we are exposed to CSS on a daily basis. Either by tinkering with some code, reading a technical blog post or just viewing the source files of a site.

Over the years CSS has really evolved and I thought it might be a good time to stop and take a look at some of the key players in our industry. The ones that are helping shape the direction.

Your own device lab today

During the last few years there has been no shortage of devices being released to the market. For us this was a new challenge and we all stepped up to the plate by adding device specific media queries to our stylesheets.

This was possible in “the good old days”…

View More Posts

Hot Links

Dream On

Mark Otto:

My dream is to help awesome people do awesome shit. Nothing else gets me more stoked out of my mind than that. I get goosebumps thinking about how much the web has changed and how we can continue to shape it just by writing code and sharing our experiences.

A very positive and inspiring piece by Mark.

Choose tools you’ll use

Addy Osmani:

If you’re new to front-end development, I suggest staying close to the grain: just use HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Build with them, learn them inside out, experiment with them. These languages have some amazing primitives that we sometimes forget the raw power of.

With so many tools being released every week it sure is easy to be overwhelmed. The main takeaway from this great post by Addy is to “keep it simple for as long as possible”. I couldn’t agree more.

Custom CSS preprocessing

Nicolas Gallagher:

Did you know that you can build your own CSS preprocessor with Node.js libraries? They can be used alongside established preprocessors like Sass, and are useful for defining tasks beyond preprocessing.

A great insight into some of the benefits of using tools like Rework to help manipulate CSS during development.

Latest Screencast