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.
Some super exciting things happening with Firefox Nightly shipping WebIDE. Brad Frost talks about why designing with dynamic content is so important in providing more thoughtful, realistic and resilient designs. Marcus Taylor explores was to improve your WordPress site. The Framer.js team released Framer Studio for easier prototyping and lots more. Enjoy.
Can I Use is a super valuable resource during development and one of the cool things I discovered recently is you can connect your Google Analytics account to Can I Use to get accurate supported stats based on your sites actual data.
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.
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.
Greg Smith floats the idea of setting the overflow property to auto as default in an interesting article. Lots of news around Apple’s new iOS 8. Ashely Nolan put together a great post discussing the idea that out Sass is getting to complex. Drew Barontini shared the idea of why it is good to write your CSS in a modular manner. Enjoy.
Katie Kovalcin offers some wise advice on ways to incorporate another guideline into your design process. Elliot Bonneville runs over how to get up and running with Node.js and MongoDB. Learn all about CSS Blend modes on the Opera blog and so much more. Enjoy!
Ian Feather who works at Lonely Planet blogged about the issues with living style guides and discusses what he and his team use. The team behind The Guardian gave an insight into how they maintain quality with 25+ developers. Brad Frost puts forward some suggestions for why we should be getting into the browser as quickly as possible during the mockup stage of a project and many more great links. Enjoy.