Summer of Learn

For various reasons, the past 2 months or so has seen me experimenting with a whole lot of new techniques that I had never previously explored. This also happened last Spring. I want to make this an annual part of my life and so I now introduce the Summer of Learn. Each summer, I will pick a variety of technologies that I am vaguely aware of and make an attempt to get my feet wet. These technologies can range from entirely new languages to new features within languages I already use.

Adventures with SASS

I recently began to use SASS to enhance my CSS work. After I got past the learning curve of getting Compass set up and working, I fell in love with the power and simplicity of SASS. It supports the kind of syntax I've long wanted to use, such as variables, mixins and nested rules. The nested rules are especially important to me, since that is the feature I most frequently craved.