August 4, 2011 / Vim

Since I switched to Vim as my primary editor back in March of this year, I have discovered a wealth of useful tricks that help me get things done. Most of these techniques are truly indispensable, and should find a place in any Vim user’s quiver. I should also note that at this time, I’m nowhere near expert-level in my

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July 17, 2011 / CSS, Mad Coding

In my previous post, I hinted at a growing concern with CSS performance. Among those pioneering ways to approach the issue of maintainable-yet-efficient CSS is Nicole Sullivan, who is perhaps best known for her open source Object-Oriented CSS project. Object-Oriented? CSS? I have to admit that when I first checked out out OOCSS, I guffawed. While it’s true that, at

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July 9, 2011 / CSS, Mad Coding, Sass

In capable hands, Sass can do amazing things for your CSS. With Sass, you can use functions and variables that later get compiled into valid CSS. This can greatly reduce code repetition and the potential for mistakes. For example, not that you would, but you could write some Sass like this: $titleColor: #000 $titleSize: 24px .article .title color: $titleColor font-size:

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