So, 2013 is going to end soon, 2013 is a year of major change of my front-end development process / work flow, below are list of tools that I can’t work without it.
SASS (css compiler)
Bourbon (sass mixins)
Codekit / Koala
Its important that I made these changes, it helps me rapidly write codes and focus on enhancement rather than slicing the site from the PSD…
SASS, which is the css compiler helps a lot on CSS development, useful features like curly braces, mixins, includes, and more…or if you have never heard of it you should check out this post. What I think it’s much much easier to write css now days, so get SASS or other CSS compiler like LESS, STYLUS… whichever you prefer, it’s the same concept.
With bourbon, writing CSS/SASS/SCSS is even more simpler, bourbon provide mixins that we front-end developer could easily include and it will automatic produce those prefix that is just awesome for your css development.
NPM (node package manager) is another great tool that helps a lot in web development, the community is big and strong. there are lots of module that we could use to rapid our process, like we could install YeoMan.
npm install – yo
Once installed you can see the cute YeoMan character, and if you need to start an application just start by typing yo and choose an option that you want to create, or you could do “yo someApplicationName” and Bammm! thats it.
YeoMan works very well with Grunt and Bower, but instead I prefer Codekit, its much easier to work with, because of the user friendly GUI, its just awesome. when you edit your css it will automatically update on the browser and change it without refresh, but it will also compress your files. I know it can be done by Grunt if you do not want to spend some cash on that, however I highly recommended this tool as for those are new developer or unfamiliar with Grunt.
web development has just got better and better, its so much easier than those old days, lots of tools, huge community. looking forward to 2014 and practice more to improve ourself, not just outside by inner self too.
Most of the time you need to generate a md5hash password for your mysql or any other purpose, you go to some md5hash generator website, but thats just wasting of time, and thanks to openssl you can generate using your terminal
echo -n “string that you want to convert” | openssl md5
Once you installed Ghost in my previous post guide, open up the ghost folder location, you will see a folder name “themes” in ghost/content/themes there is where contains all themes in your ghost app which is similar to wordpress which is wordpress/wp-content/themes/themeName.
Go ahead copy the default theme casper and paste with any name you like,
either keep or delete the 2 text files which is the LICENSE.txt and README.md (by the way if you need visual Markdown editor check out my previous post on Mou)
As you can see there are 3 main files and a assets folder here for now,
Recently I found an awesome app for markdown editing visually called Mou, still in beta when I am writing this article, but has got all the features that I need(more than what I need), anyway once you download from its official website, http://mouapp.com/, open up, as see from my screenshot below, it comes with 2 column layout, very simple very beautiful yet powerful, on the left side where you write the markdown syntax and right side is the live visual.
Of course if you are not familiar with markdown syntax, you can quickly get a cheat sheet from https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet. However something you would like the ability of click and choose styles or insert images etc, currently Mou come with these features by either choosing Action the menu panel or you can see the shortcuts that they provided when you click action
I have to say its more than what we need as a markdown editor, there is one feature that I would suggest is to have right click and choose action which is lack in the editor, other than that it perfect.
Recently while talking with my girl friend, she ‘s looking to build something and in order to do that she need to write down a todo list, so I build this chrome extension for anyone who wish to keep their list directly on google chrome, its simple and easy use tool. Its built within few hours, if you are looking to add in features, do comment below so I add keep adding features and maintaining this little project.