Tag Archives : Front-end Development December 2014

  • Real Sass, Real Maps

    Adventure seekers describe a map as a guide. A symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects. To travelers, maps are a must and soon you’ll discover the powerful benefits of using maps as well, but with Sass. Sass maps are about to become your new BFF and here’s why. Read More →

  • Lazy Flexslider for WordPress

    Carousels/sliders are one of the most widely used widgets in development for the Web today (although the debate over using them still varies in opinion). In my experience w/sliders there’s literally no need to load every single image for a slider on init window load. Today I share my implementation for a client project brought to me by Staple Web Design using WordPress and Flexslider (which does not support lazy loading out of the box). Read More →
  • Customizing Select Menus

    Web forms are bottom-line the bread and butter of the Web. They allow us to send and input information pertaining to a number of factors revolving around our interests/needs/wants. When it comes to styling inputs (and in particular styling custom select menus) some have argued that styling custom select menus are obnoxious and distract a user from what they’re normally accustomed to. I would disagree with that last statement and think it really involves customizing a select menu in a way that can be distinguished and understood logically. Lets take a look at customizing a select menu and then examine a possibility I’d like to see readily available to authors. Read More →

  • How it’s made: Front–end Developers Spill The Beans: The Windows/Ubuntu Edition

    In the spirit of discovery and process once again, I set out to ask 1 front–end developer to share his procedure when making stuff for the Web on a Non–Mac machine including a little share from myself for Windows scenarios. We’ll start with the initial set up of the local environment and end with deploying the final product. A special thanks to @remybach for opening up the curtain and sharing his secrets on Ubuntu. Read More →