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IE9 taught me something valuable today


Filed under: CSS, Web Development.

Recently, while working on an app project with one of my clients (MinistrySync – Events made Easy), I discovered some interesting things while testing for IE.

Normally, IE is the bane of my existence, and I have been known to rant and rave about how terrible it is to anyone who still chooses to use it.

Ugly IE9 Logo

But for once, IE actually forced me to learn something very interesting about Sass and the SMACSS to code structuring.

So here I was humming along testing our new app in Chrome, Safari, a few tweaks for Firefox… and then IE9…

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Several New Code Editors you Should Keep an Eye On


Filed under: CSS, Web Development.

As a web developer I am always interested in new tools that are purported to save me time in the development process. One thing that has always bugged me about most of the main code editors is that they only have a poor live feedback feature. Sure, you may be able to see a live preview of a simple HTML/CSS file, but who really works in such an environment anymore? We need an editor that will that will allow us to use all our modern languages and tools and give us instant feedback of any changes we have made.

A New Type of Code Editors

In this article we will take a look at several new editors that are being developed and determine whether or not they will be useful to us as a modern web development tool. Read more…

Benefits of using SASS over Traditional CSS


Filed under: CSS, Web Development.

One of the buzz-words of web design today is CSS-Preprocessors. Many designers and developers are wondering if they should make the switch over to using a Pre-Processor like SASS instead of just plain CSS. Once you learn the power of SASS over CSS you will not only never look back, but you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. In this article I will be sharing with you a few reasons that compelled me to make the switch over to using SASS for all my web design projects.

If you need resources on where to learn SASS see the bottom of the article for some links to great tutorials.

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