Stefan Baumgartner

Web ops, performance and front-end

List of articles

Gulp, Sass, Autoprefixer, Sourcemaps!

Update 2016/02: This is old. This might not be up to date anymore!

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Last Saturday the very first developer conference of Linz was held at the Ars Electronica Center. A place I haven’t visited for 10 years. It was called and was the international spin-off of a Turkish event held last year.

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noPrefixes flag in Modernizr

More than half a year ago I had some little rant on why we should drop using vendor prefixes as a whole. Main points were:

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Create manageable Sass components (to use with Bower, etc.)

Having a set of reusable and ready software components is a great thing. And for a multitude of reasons, like ensuring DRY development or boosting efficiency. A software component is a self contained unit of program code which can be accessed only by a defined interface. Or like Berkely University puts it:

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Remake, Remodel! Part Three: How to switch from Wordpress to Jekyll

Even tough I was pretty satisfied with my old blog, and especially its design, I felt the need to go into another round of updating not only the look, but more importantly the system behind it. So, even if everything looks shiny and new (more likely: crappy), this is all about the nuts and bolts behind the content: Converting your blog from Wordpress to Jekyll

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The magic of grunt-contrib-connect, and how to run PHP with it

Note: This article is rather old. If you want to know more about `connect`, proceed, if you just want to have a PHP sever with livereload for your Grunt or Gulp setup, go there

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Topconf Tallinn 2013

Last week I attended Topconf in Tallinn, Estonia. It was my very first time in Estonia and also my first time at a conference which wasn't targeted to web developers or designers. Instead, it was a software conference which appealed both hardcore coders and project managers.

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Content vs. value

Title's for all content strategists out there who expect something really meta and with a lot of additional bla bla. Well, this is about HTML Content vs. Input Values.

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Great Scott! Five lesser known shortcuts for that rock!

I'm a huge fan of Emmet. It allows you not only to create markup in no-time by using a CSS-like syntax in your most favourite code editor (e.g. ul>li*5 expands to one <ul> element with five nested <li> elements in HTML after hitting the tab key. Alternatively, you can just type m20 in your CSS to get margin: 20px after hitting tab).

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It's all about the content!

You know parallel scrolling websites? The kind where big sunglasses assemble themselves, break through rocks and crash your browser? The kind everyone loves. Except developers. Today I found by Damien du Toit, who had his own opinion on the whole thing. Check it out.

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