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Taking the asset pipeline out of Rails

While exploring other languages, and frameworks, I found that I tend to miss some of the tooling that Rails provides. In some cases I’ve leveraged what was in that community, and in others I’ve tried to bring across some tools of Rails.

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Pivotstrap – building SASS libraries for Rails apps

I’ve been working on an internal project which has made the most of Twitter Bootstrap to get the styling in place quickly. My thoughts aside about Bootstrap, we wanted to make the application look and feel a little more like the pivotallabs.com site.

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SASS from a developer eyes

I enjoy writing CSS more than the average developer, and I like when I have tools that can help me write better code, be it CSS or regular programming. SASS is my favorite CSS pre-processor and I often see it be underused or misused.

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Generate Icon Fonts Automatically with FontCustom

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Source code with working Rails App example at:

https://github.com/wardpenney/pivotal-blog-example-fontcustom

Generate Icon Fonts Automatically

Fonts are a fantastic way to create scalable vector graphics for your website. Up until now, I regularly used the IcoMoon App (by keyamoon) for converting individual SVGs into a usable web font.

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Bulletproof font-face syntax with SASS and Rails

The Bulletproof font-face syntax effectively gives you broad browser support for your fancy (or austere) web fonts. However, using the Bulletproof font-face syntax with SASS carries a couple of gotchas. Reference this article when you are starting a new project and setting up the fonts.

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A SASS with Bootstrap Workflow

So you’ve decided to start a project with Twitter Bootstrap, but you want to use SASS (SCSS)? Well, this is the post for you. Here are some tips from my current workflow for starting a SASS with Bootstrap project. DISCLAIMER: there many ways to slice this cake.

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Structure your SASS files with @import

For my first blog post at Pivotal, I decided to pick a small topic that I am pretty confident about: why to structure your SASS files with the @import rule.

If you are still using Sprockets directives in Asset Pipeline to combine your SASS files, I highly recommend to switching over to using the SASS @import rule instead.

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