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Client-Work, CMS and versioning…?

Hello fellow webworkers out there, this is a question I've had for a while now (and still have not found *the* answer).

How do you establish a versioned workflow for a typical client-website-job, a website which is driven by a cms like TYPO3 or Drupal and is hosted on a server that's in the client's responsibility or on a typical hosting environment?

Things to consider:

Editors on the client's side will add or remove contents, either directly via the cms or directly on the server.
Several people are used to work on templates or css/js files - through laziness or ...

Make #grid.js play nicely with wraps

Fueled by Jon Tan's talk at the Beyond Tellerrand conference, I tested the hashgrid.js for my "About me" page.

While trying to get the baselinegrid play along with relative values instead of the fixed pixel values, I noted a strange behaviour.

I wanted the grid to work only on my wrapping element (in my case the body-tag which I had set up with a width in CSS) and not on the whole document. I figured that, because the grid uses position:absolute to place itself, I only needed to apply position:relative to the css-rules for my body-tag in order ...

LESS is more, more or less

(Updated: please see update at the end of this post)

Inspired by the recent article “Less” on “Stuff & Nonsense” by Andy Clarke (@malarkey), I finally jumped the wagon and had my first round with the CSS-pre-processor Less.

My usecase is a rather large website that changes it’s colour-scheme to complement the look of the corresponding print-magazine, which is published roughly every two to three months.

I have a rather simple colour-scheme, with a solid basecolour and three variants that are basically results of overlaying the base with different transparent whites (50%, 80%,90%), along with some solid white, black ...

Quality Is Not An Option

A brief musing on why creative and passionate people tend to be the ones not getting paid.