Stefan Baumgartner

Web ops, performance and front-end

List of articles

Slides and notes to: Introduction to Yeoman

A few weeks ago I did a short talk on Yeoman at the Linzer edition of Codeweek and how it helps us in our daily workflow. For the first time I tried to have some sort of script, and afterwards I even made notes. So aside from funny images, you even can read what I was talking about. Have fun!

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Making Open Source

No tutorials or tech guides today, this is something rather personal! Yesterday while waiting for the launch of Netflix I got an E-Mail that the original Dragon Quest is available for Smartphones, making it the first time that this game makes it to Europe since its original release in 1986.

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CSS levels up: the HWB colour model

HWB is short for “Hue, Whiteness, Blackness” and is a new colour space format, which is now proposed in the current CSS Colours Module Level 4 working draft.

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Formular One - or - How to style <select> elements

Remember those days where developers made the most amazing forms in Flash because they both had to do everything from scratch due to lack of being close to an operating system. And designers decided to put extra effort in looks in behaviour because of … design?

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Lesser known Grunt.js features: Renaming of files

Recently I had to deploy some static sites for some client, whose server didn’t allow to automatically redirect to index.html when accessing a directory. It had to be named index.php for whatever reason.

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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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