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August 20, 2014 at 11:47 am #180010
If there a program that I can edit my site CSS and see the changes live without having to edit CSS on server then refreshing the page?
I use FireFox browser.
ThanksAugust 20, 2014 at 11:59 am #180014Alan CParticipant
Well if you insist on using FF then for now you would have to make due with Live Reload. Though of course as the name suggests it reloads the page, but there is no server required.
You could also use something like Brackets which has this functionality, but it only works in Chrome atm.
A final option is Emmet LiveStyle which works much like Brackets but doesn’t come with a code editor that you have to use. It works in Chrome and Safari.August 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm #180019August 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm #180021
OK, thanks.. Also has anyone used Bootstrap?
Was brushing up my CSS and it (Codcademy) started to tech me Bootstrap… is this the preferred method now?August 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm #180025
@TheDoc Hmm.. interesting!
I was thinking bootstrap was an easier way to get things done, but it’s like relearning CSS all over lol.
Should master CSS before I jump on other things first.August 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm #180028
I have used Bootstrap… but I don’t like it. That’s me though. This goes back to what Alen said:
Use the tool that works for you.
Some people swear by Bootstrap. Some don’t. Most of us hand-roll our own frameworks for our own specific niche. Chris Coyier has an awesome video on grids. “Don’t overthink it grids.”
Sometimes the intellectual overhead associated with understanding someone else’s code just isn’t worth it. Other times… you might want to use something someone else built and it’s fine. Bootstrap I feel creates more problems than it solves. Again… one humble opinion.August 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm #180029
For me… it’s all about simplicity. If it’s more simple for me to implement my own grid system (which it often times is)… then I will. If not, then I won’t. Think about what’s easiest to maintain.August 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm #180033
@NIX When you start to build a website do you have a basic html template that you just paste that you make previously or do you start from scratch every time?August 20, 2014 at 1:07 pm #180035
The short answer is yes… I start from scratch. By that I mean… I don’t have a template that makes ANY assumptions about what I’m building.
That being said, I do have a project build script I wrote in bash. It creates a directory and gives me all the resources I need. But… don’t worry about that for now. Just start building from scratch is my opinion.August 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm #180049August 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm #180051__Participant
<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset=utf-8> <title></title> </head> <body> </body> </html>
… that’s the extent of the assumptions I make.
Yay BrowserSync! —@shaneisme
That looks awesome. Have you tried it?
sass --watch, should be unstoppable. : )August 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm #180053
This is what I came up with for my first from scratch site… My First From Scratch Can tell you it a lot harder then just editing a WordPress site lolAugust 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm #180062August 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm #180066shaneismeParticipant
Yes I use it daily. I have built up a bit of a device lab, so I’m quite literally surrounded by many different screens when I’m at work.
I feel like I’m in The Matrix.August 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm #180068
I feel like I’m in The Matrix.
I just got out:
This should work with Vim right since it just monitors a directory and reloads the browser right?
On another note. I’m getting a third monitor. But now I want a 4th the size of a tablet. I’d need a new graphics card though so… ain’t gonna happen. But I’m switching to a full tiled setup… so I’ll just make one tile the size of a tablet and one the size of a phone.
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