Defining moments

As I’m laying in bed unable to fall back asleep, my mind starts to wander as it does on occasions like this; for some reason I started thinking about certain books, articles or techniques that had a significant impact on my web development career.

Face lift and tummy tuck

I’ve been planning/wanting to update my website for quite a while, but if there’s one thing in common with people who work on the web it’s that they often neglect their own website; be it due to time constraints, dealing with clients’ sites or a general lack of motivation, it’s just one of those things that often slips through the cracks.

Introducing Django Frontend Static and Django Frontend Template

Django Frontend Skeleton has been around for more than six months, picking up minor updates and patches along the way, but there were two instances where I think it fell short: when you only need a basic template without static files, and when you needed a lot more than the included static files. Based on those two needs, I’m glad to introduce Django Frontend Template and Django Frontend Static.

Django Frontend Skeleton

In a nutshell, Django Frontend Skeleton is a basic Django template skeleton built on HTML5 Boilerplate and Twitter Bootstrap. With the convenience of an installable Django application, create custom templates built on top of one of the most well-known, widespread templates (HTML5 Boilerplate) and a robust front-end framework (Twitter Bootstrap.)

Snippet Sunday – Sass Mixins

Sans explanation, these are a few mixins that I’ve used on a couple of recent projects:

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