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5 Standardized Methods for Writing CSS

TweetSep 24 2014 by Jacob Gube | CSS is hard to maintain and scale without a well-defined approach. Here are five CSS development methodologies and style guides that can help. 1. SMACSS SMACSS stands for Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS. A core idea behind this CSS development approach is minimizing the depth of selectors in order to keep them modular as well as to lower dependency on the HTML structure. In SMACSS, there are five style-rule categories: Base, Layout, Module, State, and Theme. 2. CSS Guidelines CSS Guidelines is a comprehensive guide for writing maintainable CSS. It has rules such as limiting stylesheet lines to 80 characters, using soft tabs equal to four spaces, and so forth. 3. OOCSS OOCSS stands for Object-oriented CSS. The central component of this …

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5 Standardized Methods for Writing CSS

Never worry about font sizes again! (Just use these)

Learn web design. A design book for developers & programmers | Design for Hackers A book that helps developers & entrepreneurs learn visual design. It debuted at #18 on all of Amazon. by @kadavy Learn design with our free email course » September 25 2014 – 01:42pm One of the best ways to establish a clear visual hierarchy, and create a design that converts, is to change the sizes of the fonts you use. Big fonts look more important, smaller fonts look less important. Simple, right? The problem is, you waste time and mental energy worrying about what font size to use. 13px? 14px? 15px? If you stop wasting your time and energy worrying about font sizes, you can start worrying about all of the other important aspects of …

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How to Do Link Building for a Brand New Website

FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedin It’s done. After months of dreaming, planning, sketching, wireframing, designing, and developing, your brand new website is alive. But now what? Now that your website is live, the real work has begun—the work of building links and authority. Your website is only as awesome as it is authoritative. So, how do you take your shiny new website from its new-kid-on-the-block status and give it some link love? Don’t Do Link Building Like This First, there are some ways to not to do link building. Most of these are obvious, but let me just run through the basics. Don’t use a link network Don’t buy links Don’t exchange links Don’t do directory submissions Don’t be…

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TrueCrypt Getting a New Life

TrueCrypt will stay alive, thanks to devotees who are forking the encryption program’s code. ‘Cleaned up’ code will get a new name, CipherShed, and a different open source license. When the developers of TrueCrypt delivered the bombshell that they were abandoning their popular open source encryption program, it left many organizations in a hugely difficult position. Should they continue to use it, or heed the developers’ advice that it was no longer secure and switch to another encryption product? On the face of it, the decision should be an easy one: If the developers of something as security sensitive as an encryption program say that their program is no longer secure, surely it would be rash not to heed the warning. But with TrueCrypt, nothing is quite …

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Microsoft wants Visual Studio to be your one-stop cross-platform dev shop

Microsoft has bought SyntaxTree, the developers of the UnityVS plug-in for Visual Studio, for an undisclosed price. UnityVS enables developers using the cross platform game engine, Unity, to write and debug their Unity programs directly within Visual Studio, and judging by the logos on its homepage, the plug-in is popular in the gaming industry, with Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Valve, and many others listed. The plug-in, formerly costing $99 for small teams, $249 for larger ones, will soon be made freely available from Microsoft. What’s notable here isn’t the purchase per se, but what Microsoft is doing with Visual Studio. Since last year, Redmond has been cross-promoting Xamarin, the development environment that lets developers write apps for Android, iOS, OS X, Windows Store, …

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