So, while there is progress on the Web App front of my startup, the task at hand is creating mockups and code the HTML CSS markup for it which basically can be translated to views.
So, Just before I start coding, I will read LESS, Bootstrap 3 and Modular CSS and build the markups elegantly and quickly. The main reason to do this is, we can iterate over the design/colors quickly in the coming times. I hope to finish this in a weeks time. If I feel, I cannot, I will use old methodology of writing spaghetti code for frot-end to make it work.
I start with Getting Started with Less.
- Installed Less using npm. Now I have the compiler.
- Installed two plugins for Sublime Text – Less Highlighter , Less 2 CSS compiler
- A good blog series to learn it in a sitting : Learning Less
- To Setup a workflow I used Bootstrap 3 and LESS workflow article.
This was easy and I am already in love with LESS. It makes a programmer feel empowered when it comes to coding themes and following DRY(Don’t repeat yourself) principles.