Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of WordPress: Developing with Sass and Grunt.js.
- Have you ever considered using Sass in the development of a WordPress theme? If so, this course is for you. I'll walk you through the set up and configuration of a theme development wordflow that allows you to write your stylesheets using Sass and have them automatically pre-processed into pure CSS. Before we start this journey together, let me briefly touch on two important questions. Who is this course for? and, What do you need to know before watching this course? To answer the first question, this course is for anyone who wants to use Sass as part of the WordPress theme development process.
To get there, we'll be working with command line tools and custom configuration files and during the set up you may have to make some system configurations on your computer. In other words, this course is for those who want to get down and dirty with some advanced coding tools. But, don't let that deter you. I'll be showing you how to set everything up both on Windows and Mac, and I'll let you know where the challenging components are and how to handle them. This brings me to question two, What do you need to know before watching this course? To get the most out of this course, it's important that you have a solid understanding of WordPress itself and also WordPress theme development.
The WordPress Essential Training course is pretty much a mandatory prerequisite. And you'd also benefit from having watched the course WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores as we'll be using the underscores starter theme and the (mumbling) theme from this course. A solid understanding of CSS is also going to be important, as is a willingness to work with command line tools. That said, you don't actually need to know much about Sass to follow along. I would actually recommend watching this course even if this is your first entry into the world of Sass.
Once you finish the course, and you're up and running, you can start your own learning path with Sass and slowly get accustomed to that coding language. So if your WordPress skills are up to snuff you're ready to do some work in the command line and you want to get Sassy with your WordPress themes, this course is for you.
Note: This course doesn't teach Sass itself. To learn more about the language, watch CSS with LESS and Sass.
- Setting up your development environment
- Installing Node.js, Ruby, Grunt, and Sass
- Setting up Grunt and Sass on Mac and Windows
- Adding support to Grunt, Sass, Watch, and Autoprefixer in WordPress
- Building custom themes with _s and Sass