Dealing with a large CSS codebase

During the last few years I have found myself dealing with largish codebases on various projects. During that time I have continued to assess the tools and techniques used to make it as easy as possible. This post explores ways to make developing on large CSS codebases more enjoyable.

Front End Security is a thing, and you should be concerned about it

As a web developer, the security of your site or app should be a top concern, especially as those sites and applications become popular. Tim Evko takes a look at some common front end vulnerabilities, as well as ways to safeguard against them.

SassyLists moving to 2.x

Hugo Giraudel shares his journey of building SassyLists. SassyLists is a toolbox providing almost 40 functions to help working with Sass lists. The Sass default list API is very light therefore you might need some extra functions, especially if you are building a Sass framework or a robust grid system.

Different Sass Output Styles

When developing with Sass sometimes there is a need to adjust the output style of the CSS. Sass’s default CSS style is good but might not be applicable for all situations. This post explores what those options are and how to adjust your compiler settings.

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Rob Dodson and Web Components

A super awesome Shoptalk episode with Rob Dodson talking all about Polymer and Web Components.

Web Components are a pretty hot topic in front end web development and this episode helps clarify what they are all about, why Google and others are investing heavily in the development and how you can begin getting your hands dirty and start developing your own components today.

Single Responsibility Principle

Drew Barontini:

Hopefully that gives you a glimpse into how you can apply the Single Responsibility Principle to your CSS modules. Limit the scope of your modules, keep the styles small, and make sure your modules are properly encapsulated to ensure that your styles are both maintainable and predictable. Use submodules, modifiers, and context classes to make sure that your modules are nice and flex-y.

A super easy to follow article which introduces the fundamentals of writing better CSS.

Front End Ops Conference Videos

Front End operations goodness!

An outstanding lineup speakers talking about real world challenges which are now all online.

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