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Let's Get Sassy - Minneapolis WordCamp

Let's Get Sassy - Minneapolis WordCamp

If you are a theme developer, using Sass or Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets is a time saving way to write your code and it is easy to learn once you are familiar with CSS. In this session, you will learn how to harness the power of variables, nesting, and mixins and take advantage of everything that Sass has to offer to write awesome code. In order to get the most from this session, you must have a good understanding of HTML and CSS.

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Suzette Franck

April 26, 2014
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  1. Let’s Get Sassy Suzette Franck Minneapolis WordPress Saturday, April 26th,

    2014 Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple
  2. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Suzette Franck with a “ck” @mt_Suzette ★WordPress Evangelist @ Media Temple ★Born in Hollywood, resides in So. California ★20 Years Coding & Web Development ★Developed over 200 WordPress sites ★2013: 12 WordCamps 2014: 4 WordCamps ★WordPress Podcast: WPunicornproject.com ★Reg. Contributor: WPwatercooler.com ★Blogs at: suzettefranck.com ★Slides: speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck
  3. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★You’re familiar with writing CSS ★You’re interested in theme development ★You think WordPress is pretty awesome ★You know how to use Google ★You’re probably pretty smart already My Silly Assumptions
  4. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Teach you at least one thing you can put into practice right away! My Goal...
  5. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Sass For Web Designers by Dan Cederholm
  6. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple What is Sass? Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  7. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple sass-lang.com
  8. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Sass is a CSS pre-processor, outputs .CSS from .SCSS file ★Sass is a Ruby “Gems” or Application ★Gems need to be installed once on your computer ★World of pre-made additions (mixins) and other resources ★Two flavors: .SCSS (Sassy CSS) & .SASS ★.SCSS most closely resembles .CSS in syntax Sass Basics
  9. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple thesassway.com/beginner/ getting-started-with-sass-and-compass @adamstac by Adam Stacoviak
  10. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Sassmeister.com
  11. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Backwards Compatible with all versions CSS ★Fills holes in CSS: variables to represent values ★Calculates values: colors, lengths ★Bubbles up: Media Queries can be written within their element ★Supports Advanced Logic/if..then, while, else, etc. ★Adopted by WordPress Core team & GPL Compatible* Sass FTW, but Why? * Reference: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-core-adopts-sass-css-preprocessor
  12. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★When writing code: DRY Don’t Repeat Yourself! ★Reduces HTTP requests with multiple stylesheets @import ★Helps you write more advanced code faster ★Cleaner, easier to read once you are familiar ★Using variable, make site-wide changes in fewer places ★4 output styles can be chosen depending on goals Efficient? How?
  13. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Nested (default) ★Expanded (closest to hand-crafted CSS) ★Compact (saves space) ★Compressed (saves most space, minified) ★Output style can be specified in your config.rb Output Styles
  14. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Example config.rb
  15. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Are Sass Files Hard to Create? Rename your .css file with an .scss extension!
  16. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ALRIGHTY... Ready For Some .SCSS Code?
  17. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Wolf Starter Theme by Brad Parbs https://github.com/bradp/Wolf
  18. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Comments in Sass `
  19. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Modularize your CSS into separate pages or partials ★Re-use your favorite mixins on all of your projects ★Compiled into one .css file at end ★Fewer HTTP requests - performance! ★Import others’ mixins and use them @import
  20. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple @import Note: .scss is appended to end of filename
  21. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Repeated selectors are nested inside curly braces ★& is a placeholder for the parent selector ★Namespaces can also be nested, ie font, background ★Compiled CSS will always be more verbose Nesting All The Things
  22. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Nesting Selectors .SCSS .CSS
  23. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Repeated namespaces are nested inside the curly braces ★Use with font, background, etc. Nesting Namespaces .SCSS .CSS
  24. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Finally! Variables for CSS! ★Declare in your .SCSS file like $name: value ★Call by $name ★Ability to change variables in one place ★Useful for defining hex colors / creating a style guide ★Don’t forget 140 color names in CSS3! (Google it) $variables
  25. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple $variables .SCSS .CSS
  26. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Finally! Macros for CSS! ★Re-usable blocks of styles ★Define with @mixin declaration ★Call with @include ★Useful for CSS3 Vendor Prefixes ★Powerful with arguments ★Many pre-made mixins you can use in community ★Compass, Bourbon, GitHub, Your Own Library @mixin
  27. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple @mixin .SCSS .CSS
  28. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Mixins with Arguments .SCSS .CSS
  29. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★darken, lighten, adjust-hue, saturate, desaturate ★Full list at: http://sass-lang.com/documentation/Sass/Script/ Functions.html ★Hexidecimal # is calculated & output in final CSS Color Functions
  30. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Sass Color Functions .SCSS .CSS
  31. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple http://sassme.arc90.com/
  32. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple ★Brad Parbs Sass talks on WordPress.tv ★Chris Coyier’s website css-tricks.com ★mashable.com/2013/06/11/sass-compass-tools Other Resources
  33. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple SO... Who is going to experiment with Sass?
  34. Media Temple // 8520 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    / 877-578-4000 / mediatemple.net / @mt_Suzette © 2013 (mt) Media Temple Do you have any questions?
  35. Thank you for being here! Follow Me on Twitter! Suzette

    Franck suzette@mediatemple.net https://speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck @mt_Suzette