Partial stylesheet of shame

I came across an article a while ago, eloquently titled shame.css, written by a bit of a CSS hero, Henry Roberts.  In this article he argues that having a separate file for all of your hacky horrible workarounds is a really good idea, not actually for shaming anyone, but for the following reasons… They stick out like…

PostCSS partials using Gulp

I recently wrote a post about next gen CSS using Gulp about how you can write the latest CSS code and use Gulp to transpile it into more widely supported CSS using  cssnext. Another neat feature that I like using is partial stylesheet files.  This is kind of like having separate stylesheets that you concatenate together…

Next gen CSS using Gulp

I really hate the phrase “next gen”, it’s heavily overused and usually means that something derivative has been created, rather than something innovative.  But in this case, I am referring to some of the newer features of CSS3 which aren’t supported by all browsers yet, and how Gulp can allow you to use them now,…

Optimising your website: A development workflow continued with Gulp 4

I’ve been working on another course, the (long awaited?) follow up to my Optimising your website: A development workflow with Git and Gulp course. This course takes the project as it was at the end of the first course, and then takes the workflow even further, optimising the site more and more with each video.…

Add cache busting hashes with Gulp

I recently restarted my series of blog posts about my new development process with Git and Gulp by talking about how I went about upgrading to Gulp 4. Now that we’ve upgraded, let’s get back to adding new time-saving, website-enhancing functionality. This one is a simple one, cache busting hashes.  If you’re not familiar, this is…