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#134: A Tour of a Site In-Progress Built with Jekyll, Grunt, Sass, an SVG System, and More

Warning: this is a meandering, intermediate level screencast in which we look at the code that powers a build process for a site. We don't write any code.


A "build …

#133: Figuring Out Responsive Images

I'm probably a bit rare in that I rather enjoyed trying to keep up on the responsive images thing. It's an interesting problem that bred lots of interesting solutions. The …

#132: A Quick Useful Case for Sass Math and Mixins

I had a little design situation come up where I was making a fluid grid of boxes with floats. I wanted to specify how many boxes across a row was …

#131: Tinkering With Flexbox

In this video we tackle a little front end layout problem that would have been pretty much impossible without flexbox. I wrote up an article about it too, for easier …

#130: First Moments with Grunt

There are all these tasks that we need to do as front end developers. Concatenate and compress our files. Run our preprocessors. Optimize images. Run tests. The list goes on …

#129: Emmet (is Awesome)

Emmet is an add-on for code editors that allows you to write HTML and CSS more quickly.

On the HTML front, it allow you to write abbreviations for HTML. For …

#128: Effeckt.css, Local Setup with Grunt, and Contributing on GitHub

Effeckt.css is an in-progress open source project that aims to provide performant, quality CSS transitions and animations for web designers. The idea is to provide as little UI and JavaScript …

#127: Basics of JavaScript Templating

A template is a chunk of HTML that you need to inject onto the page. Often templates are created "server side" - in that they come to the JavaScript fully …

#126: Using Modernizr

Should Modernizr be part of every modern web project? Not necessarily. In this screencast I talk about how you need Modernizr when you plan to do something specifically different depending …

#125: How To Stay Up To Date With Web Technology

This is a presentation I gave at a conference just once in December 2012. In this screencast I give it one last time to you, o' CSS-Tricks subscriber.

I sometimes …

#124: A Modern Web Designer’s Workflow

This is a presentation I gave at conferences in late 2012 and early 2013. In this screencast I give it one last time to you, o' CSS-Tricks subscriber.

It talks …

#123: If it Moves When You Click, Make Something Stick

The buttons on CSS-Tricks, at the time of this video, have a faux 3D effect. They look like a blue brick you are looking at from above at an angle. …

#122: The State of Favicons

Forever we all made 16x16 graphics and got them into the .ico format somehow. I probably used this converter tool a million times. Somewhere along the line it started to …

#121: The Right CMS is a Customized One

The perfect CMS to suite the needs of any non-trivial content-oriented website does not come out-of-the-box. They require customization. For instance, a feature article for a news site isn't just …

#120: A Sublime Text Snippet for Media Query Mixins

I've never messed with creating custom Sublime Text snippets before. So when James Nowland sent one in, I took the opportunity to learn. Here it is:

<snippet> <content><![CDATA[ @include

#119: Let’s Answer Forum Posts! Vol. 2

In this screencast we live answer more forums posts with no planning whatsoever. I don't think we hit a homerun on any of the threads we look at, but that's …

#118: Introduction to CodePen PRO

CodePen PRO offers a slew of new features. You can read about them, but much better to show them right?

[Deep awesome voice]: and this is just the beginning.…

#117: Let’s Attempt To Do a “Pull Request”

I've never in my life submitted a "Pull Request" on GitHub. I wanted to give it a shot, so this video is capturing the moment of me attempting to figure …

#116: Let’s Answer Forum Posts!

In this screencast we pop over to The Forums to answer as many questions as we can. The point is just to have a little fun and show you how …

#115: Don’t Overthink It Grids

Even if the layout of a site is simple as a main content area on the left and a sidebar on the right, that's a grid. There are new layout …

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