Posts Tagged “CSS”

New and improved

New Design!

It’s about time for a fresh new design! That’s right. My blog has a new look…hope you like it!

When I first transferred over to WordPress, I went with the Atahualpa theme. It’s a great theme, with lots of customization options, so I’d highly recommend it. But after a while, even those many options started to get a bit restrictive for me. And since I’ve also been doing some web design on the side, I’ve been working with WordPress themes a little bit and have a better understanding of how they function. So I decided I needed to create my own custom theme, from the ground up.Continue Reading

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LessPHP Minified

Web Design · · 5 comments

Recently, I came across an excellent tool to keep CSS code clean and non-repetitive. Often, large CSS files end up cluttered with declarations like the following:

This sort of coding is clunky and awkward. LESS offers a way to avoid that awkwardness by allowing for nesting, variable declarations, functions and operations, and mixins. These more semantic .less files are then compiled to create functioning .css files. Unfortunately, it uses Javascript, which means (a) significant client-side processing and (b) availability only to users with Javascript enabled.Continue Reading