Category: Tools

Are CSS Frameworks Evil?

CSS, HTML, Tools | September 21st, 2010 | 75 Comments »

CSS frameworks have a tendency to be dismissed by many CSS authors; code bloat and non-semantic class names are usually at the top of the list of reasons why. Even without ever using one, I shared the same opinion, but that might have changed after trying a few of them out while doing some research recently…

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My thoughts on LESS

CSS, Tools | July 19th, 2010 | 21 Comments »

I’ve started using LESS a few months ago on a few projects. LESS allows you to extend the way you write CSS, letting you use variables, nested selectors, operations and mixins. It sounds great — and it is great — but there are a few things that can make it work against you. These are some of my thoughts on LESS.

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How to use Modernizr

CSS, HTML, Tools | November 10th, 2009 | 134 Comments »

There is a tool that came to make our lives as progressive web designers a bit easier: Modernizr. In this short tutorial, learn how to apply this handy script to maximum effect on your sites.

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In Dreamweaver’s defense

Rants, Tools, Work Method | July 9th, 2009 | 52 Comments »

One of the things that causes me great frustration being a web designer is how my coding tool of choice is constantly looked down on. That tool is Dreamweaver. Tired of all the nasty comments that are constantly thrown at it, I’d like to explain, to those who don’t mind reading a quick rant, why I like it. Bear with me.

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