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Responsive CSS with Sass and Compass
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Responsive CSS with Sass and Compass

with Ray Villalobos

Video: Welcome

Hey there, this is Ray Villalobos, and welcome to Responsive CSS with Sass and Compass. In this project based course I'm going to show you how to work with Sass and Compass, which makes writing CSS fun again by simplifying the way you write rules for the language. I'll start by showing you how to create an efficient workflow with Grunt JS. This is going to help you automate the process of combining and compressing your javascript, as well as CSS files. Plus, it'll also help you create a workflow that is easily shareable in a team environment.
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  1. 3m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. What you should know
      1m 11s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 26m 48s
    1. What is Sass and Compass?
      6m 17s
    2. Analyzing workflow options
      3m 16s
    3. Setting up a folder structure
      4m 19s
    4. Adding version control
      5m 14s
    5. Using Node.js npm with package.json
      7m 42s
  3. 31m 52s
    1. Creating your first task
      8m 48s
    2. Watching out for automated tasks
      5m 8s
    3. Reloading your browser on save
      6m 16s
    4. Setting up a config.rb file for Compass
      10m 3s
    5. Adding Susy for responsive grids
      1m 37s
  4. 30m 38s
    1. What we'll be building
      2m 19s
    2. Preparing our assets
      6m 21s
    3. Scaffolding the header and footer
      9m 6s
    4. Adding our speaker info
      5m 43s
    5. Inserting the main content
      7m 9s
  5. 21m 43s
    1. Modularizing your Sass with partials
      5m 10s
    2. Creating a color palette with variables
      5m 30s
    3. Understanding Compass imports
      5m 54s
    4. Adding custom fonts and icons
      5m 9s
  6. 30m 28s
    1. Styling our base partial with variables, selector helpers, and parent selectors
      8m 57s
    2. Making your CSS more semantic
      6m 49s
    3. Controlling mixin parameters
      6m 40s
    4. Creating a mobile-first layout
      8m 2s
  7. 56m 39s
    1. Setting up Susy's defaults
      6m 30s
    2. Starting our layout structure
      8m 34s
    3. Modifying our secondary content
      4m 36s
    4. Displaying content on media query breakpoints
      9m 57s
    5. Adjusting our navigation
      6m 22s
    6. Improving our Speakers section
      9m 52s
    7. Finishing our layout
      10m 48s
  8. 1m 7s
    1. Next steps
      1m 7s

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Responsive CSS with Sass and Compass
3h 22m Intermediate Oct 30, 2013

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Using a framework helps simplify your workflow and makes writing CSS fun again. Learn how Compass (powered by Sass) can help you build responsive layouts that are easier, faster, and more compatible than using CSS alone. In this course, Ray Villalobos shows how to automate your workflow with Grunt.js, scaffold your HTML, modularize your Sass with partials, and get started styling with variables and mixins. Plus, learn how to create a mobile-first grid with Susy—without adding nonsemantic HTML markup.

Need a refresher on Sass? Check out CSS with LESS and Sass with Joe Marini.

Topics include:
  • What are Sass and Compass?
  • Adding version control
  • Setting up a workflow with Grunt.js
  • Modularizing your Sass with partials
  • Creating a color palette with variables
  • Using Compass mixins
  • Creating a mobile-first layout
  • Creating media-query breakpoints with Susy
  • Designing a responsive grid with Susy
Subjects:
Web Responsive Design Web Design Web Development
Software:
CSS Sass Compass
Author:
Ray Villalobos

Welcome

Hey there, this is Ray Villalobos, and welcome to Responsive CSS with Sass and Compass. In this project based course I'm going to show you how to work with Sass and Compass, which makes writing CSS fun again by simplifying the way you write rules for the language. I'll start by showing you how to create an efficient workflow with Grunt JS. This is going to help you automate the process of combining and compressing your javascript, as well as CSS files. Plus, it'll also help you create a workflow that is easily shareable in a team environment.

I'll show you how to scaffold the website so that you can understand how to best create a Mobile First layout for your pages. Then we'll examine how to create modules and partials for your Sass. How to use variables to create a color pallet and control Sass functions and Compass mixins in your code. Finally, I'll show you how to create a mobile first responsive grid with the Susy framework, which sits on top of Compass to give you an easy way to create responsive code without having to add Markup to your HTML. There's a lot to cover, so let's get started with responsive CSS with Sass and Compass.

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