Articles, Tutorials

CSS the right way with Sass preprocessor

Sass is awessome. Since our first date, I’ve been (ab)using her in all the projects. She gives you superhuman abilities, far beyond the reach of what classical CSS has to offer. Sadly, she can’t be found in many WordPress themes and I don’t understand why. Is she not hot enough for the majority of WordPress developers? Perhaps she too complicated for them. Luckily for you, my dear readers, I’ve lived with her long enough to experience all her quirks and me being a friendly fella, I’m going to share them with you.

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Alright, enough fun, let’s get serious. Ever wondered how it’s possible that some front-end developers are that exceptionally fast and always smiling? In today’s article, I’m going to teach you their secret weapons. We’re going to talk about Sass, the most popular CSS preprocessor; what, why and how. Don’t worry too much, I assure you Sass is quite easy to understand and learn to use. If you have some CSS skills, you’ll find Sass straightforward to get hold of.
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Articles, Reviews

Why use Sage starter theme for your next web app

When thinking about your new WordPress web site or application, developers usually look for the best prebuilt WordPress theme. Some reasons for doing so:

  • To save as much time as possible.
  • Learn best practices from fellow skillful web developers.
  • Explore new areas.

Sage — a starter theme from the Roots.io guys — belongs to the more technical and refined ones. In today’s article, we’ll look at a few key points making Sage the perfect starter theme for you. Read More

Articles, Reviews

Hunt for the best WordPress theme on GitHub

There is myriad of free WordPress themes all around the web. On the other hand, only a few of them are developed in the open, on GitHub. Those which are benefit from many contributions all done free of charge by many skilled WordPress developers. This weekend, I went on a mission to find the “best” one, though it’s quite subjective and depends on many factors. Nevertheless, as I browsed through GitHub repos, I stumbled upon several high-quality ones. All of them are well-supported with active developers and I would say even better than a large number of commercial themes. Read More