Compound Selectors for Better Class Names in Sass

There are a few class naming conventions you can live by, the problem with most of them is writing long class names that tend to give your CSS a messy look without compound selectors.

Luckily Sass now supports compound selectors which will make our stylesheets a lot easier and better to maintain.

Better Class Names with Sass Compound Selectors

read more

Automating your JavaScript workflow using Grunt

Using tools like Grunt to improve your JavaScript development has been popular for quite a while. It’s not a surprise since it will truly improve your workflow and takes care of pesky tasks we so hate to do.

This article will go into detail about the way I like to use Grunt to improve my workflow and make it way easier to maintain and test my JavaScript projects.

Automating your JavaScript workflow using Grunt read more

Curse of the Open Source libraries and frameworks

The web development population has grown significantly over the past years. A lot of people are choosing development as their trade and make a good living out of it.

The number of people using frameworks or libraries to speed up their development, or solve the parts of development they can’t do themselves has increased as well.

Is it a good thing, or are we shooting ourselves in the foot? I will share my view on the matter in this article.

Curse of the Open Source libraries and frameworks

read more

Using WordPress plugins as Symbolic Links

If you want to use a single plugin on different WordPress installs you might want to go for a symlinked plugin folder. That way we can have one codebase and apply it on multiple installs.

That would be great right? Sadly, WordPress doesn’t support this (yet). In this post I’ll explain how I got WordPress to accept my plugins as symbolic links.

Using WordPress plugins as Symbolic Links
read more

Looking back at WordCamp Europe 2013

Last weekend I went to WordCamp Europe in Leiden. It was my first WordCamp and I have to say; it was very awesome. Can’t believe I’ve never been to an event like this before and I should really start doing it more in the future.

I’ll fill you in on the experience, the speakers and give you my two cents of what I thought about the talks.

Looking back at WordCamp Europe 2013 read more

How to start using Sass and Compass in 10 minutes

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people how to begin using Sass and Compass. Even though it’s pretty easy, a little push in the right direction is all you need to quickly start utilising Sass and Compass in your next project.

I’ll give you installing instructions, a bit of information on what happens and a sample project setup I use myself to get you started quickly.

How to start using Sass and Compass in 10 minutes

read more

An inspirational day at Yoast

Yesterday, friday the 13th, I went to Yoast for a day of coding, sharing knowledge and good old fun. It’s great to see that a company like Yoast can thrive when it’s most know for its WordPress plugin.

Let me tell you the impressions I got from Yoast, its people and a non standard environment.

An inspirational day at Yoast

read more