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Concatenating, minifying, compressing, caching: all serviceable ways to improve the performance of web interfaces. But none are as effective as not coding something in the first place. Code that don't exist is infinitely performant and extremely easy to maintain and document. This talk will identify some examples of front-end code that are either not needed at all, make the interface worse just by being there, or can be replaced by something much, much simpler. Say hello to unprogressive non-enhancement.
Less is 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 ...