Posts Tagged ‘Workflow’

ES6/ES2015 Easy Wins

June 24th, 2015 3 Comments


The newest iteration of the Javascript language is just around the corner. As of June 2015 the spec for ES6/ES2015 has been approved. Because of that there will be a lot of new features and syntax coming to a browser near you!

Lets break down some of the Easy Wins from the new version. When I say Easy Wins I mean things that do not require a large amount of research to start working with. For example we will not be talking about Generators or Spread Operators, I think those require a more in depth post.

Some of the things thing we will go over are:

  • let
  • const
  • Template Strings
  • Classes
  • Arrow Functions
  • Promises


Getting started with Gulp and Sass

April 13th, 2015 43 Comments


A few years ago I wrote an article on Getting started with Grunt and Sass. I wanted to write one about using Gulp and gulp-sass since gulp is starting to become more widely used.

Advanced Beginner Command Line Commands

January 9th, 2014 2 Comments


Just like the title suggests, lets take a look at some slightly more advanced beginner command line commands that will help you out as you venture further into a CLI based workflow.

If you missed the first instalment of this series, just head over to the first post “Get comfortable on the Command Line” and take a quick peak. (more…)

Get comfortable on the Command Line

December 18th, 2013 5 Comments

More and more web tools and your work flow are moving to the command line. Tools like Grunt, Bower, Yeoman, Sass/Compass and many more now live on the command line. While some of them have GUI interfaces, most stay where they began.

If you are fairly new to web development, and you are looking to take your skills to the next level, the command line is going to become your friend(or foe) fairly quickly. It is something that is pretty new to me as well. So lets take a look at some of the most basic unix commands and how you might use them. And in future posts we will explore more complex commands and usages. Please note that these commands are for a unix environment, most of these will not work for windows, sorry.

ps. If you are not familiar with unix, take a look at this wikipedia article to get a better understanding of the environment you will be working in!

Add Compass to your Grunt task

October 30th, 2013 19 Comments

A while back I started adding Grunt to my workflow. I also started to work with Sass and I wrote a quick post about Getting started with Grunt and Sass. I started using Grunt after hearing so much about it from the jQueryTO conference. At that point it was fairly well known to many, but quite new to me! I fell in love. And since I have been getting into Sass more I decided it was time to start using Compass. So lets take a quick look at getting that going with Grunt.