Showing posts from the "Front-end Development" category

  • Remaking the Sass News Newsletter

    With the weekly golden nectar of Sass News winging its way into my inbox every week, I decided to take on the challenge of giving the newsletter a facelift (if you're not subscribed and you like Sass - you should do it) Many people would run away at the thought of

  • Advanced Gulp File

    With gulp starting to find itself into my everyday workflow - I've started to understand its quirks and twists, and how to get along with it. My baseline gulfile.js has become a lot neater and advanced in its functionality that the one I originally developed back in March. Along with Gulp,

  • Bower

    Please note: When I have written commands for terminal/command line, I have preceded them with a $. This is not to be typed but signifies a terminal command I have recently discovered the power of Bower - a front end package manager. Rather than having to go and find the hosted

  • Sass - Hidden Gems

    I've recently been getting into pre-processors for CSS and I have been using LESS for sometime - getting to grips with the nesting and variables while keeping a library of my own mixins. The only trouble with LESS is, there is no way to easily remote compile a LESS file on

  • #PHPFED - Variables

    Before you continue - make sure you understand the story. The next thing is that php lines always need to end with a semi-colon (;). This tells php that the line has finished and to run it. Without this you will experience 'Unexpected' errors. So lets get started. In a line -

  • #PHPFED - Includes

    Before you continue - make sure you understand the story. When developing static sites (i.e. sites without any sort of CMS - be it Wordpress, Drupal etc.) the PHP I find the most valuable  is the include. This allows you to include one file into another file. The file that you include can

  • PHP for Front-End Devs: The Story

    Recently, a few friends of mine have been asking questions about PHP and want to learn the basics. I am a front-end developer for a web design agency. i.e. I mainly stick to HTML/CSS and have colleagues who do the heavy PHP stuff. However, I think its handy for a

  • HTML5 - Explained. Briefly

    After reading the aforementioned HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World book, I have come to realise that there are loads of changes included with HTML5. I have the book in front of me for me to reference, but I find it laborious to keep opening it to check on the semantic

  • Creating a HTML Email

    Creating a HTML email is like going back to the nineties with web design – you have to go against all your natural instincts as a web designer. Floats don’t work, and emails rely heavily on tables for layout. Below are the steps I follow when creating a HTML email

  • Designing for Mobile

    Recently I was tasked to transform a full website into a stripped down mobile version for those visiting on their i-whatsits. Having never designed for mobile before, i set out to find the easiest way which would cater for all devices. In the office people around me had an HTC Desire (Android),