Drupal 8, Meet YAML and Twig

Posted on Tue, July 12, 2016 in Development Tips, Web Design by Jon Haarstad

In this article we’ll take a focused look at Drupal 8’s new technologies. We’re not going to cover any of the specifics of installing and setting up Drupal 8, or the logic behind theme and sub-theme creation – plenty of other sites cover these topics and offer tutorials. Instead we’re going to look at YAML and Twig.

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The Art of (Web) Learning

Posted on Thu, June 04, 2015 in Development Tips by Jon Haarstad

​When it comes to web design and its constantly changing landscape of formats, tools and procedures, the one thing that is paramount to staying in the game is to know HOW to stay in the game.

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Making SVG Icons

Posted on Tue, March 24, 2015 in User Interface, Web Design by Jon Haarstad

As a ​front-end developer, one of the great opportunities that the SVG offers is a break from the traditional use of pixel-based (rasterized) images to a format that behaves like a pure vector image file because...well, it is.

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Compass with SASS for Team Development

Posted on Mon, December 29, 2014 in Development Tips, Web Design by Jon Haarstad

As a front-end developer, there are many go-to applications and workflows that have become common in our digital tool chests. Easily my favorite and most valuable tool is SASS. This post will be diving into a setup of SASS for a team of developers so I'll do a quick overview on what SASS is before I get into the more advanced setup of the SASS solution for teams that we here at GRAYBOX are incorporating into our workflows.

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​The Do-It-All Front-End Developer Tool Just Got Overhauled And It’s A Real Peach

Posted on Tue, July 15, 2014 in Development Tips by Jon Haarstad

There was once a software application named ​CodeKit. Earlier this year, they released a new and, dare I say, MUCH improved version of this valuable piece of ​web developer magic sauce.

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Making a Comeback:  The Vertical Menu

Posted on Tue, June 03, 2014 in Web Design by Jon Haarstad

As responsive design has become more and more the norm in web development we can conclude that vertical navigation will never surpass its horizontal counterpart, right? Well, before we jump to that conclusion, let’s explore the benefits of vertical navigation.

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