Harmony through Modular Scales

Creating design informed measurements for your website

Chris Maxwell

August 16, 2016

Modular scale is one of those things in web development that you can get away with not doing, but when you do use it, you will notice the overall improvement to your website. It's not anything specific, but the overall feel of the site that is improved. Magically.;)

So what is it?

DEFINITION: A modular scale is a scale . . .

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A Smart CSS Foundation for Rails

Setting up boilerplate CSS to start your Rails project out right

Chris Maxwell

October 05, 2014

If you have been reading along, in Setting up a Smart HTML Foundation for Rails we laid out boilerplate HTML for a new Rails project. In this article we will do the same for stylesheets by building a solid CSS foundation to design from. I have developed some basic boilerplate starter CSS for this purpose; feel free to use this code in your . . .

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A Smart HTML Foundation for Rails

A Practical Guide to setting up a new Rails application with HTML5 Boilerplate and other front-end goodness

Chris Maxwell

October 03, 2014

UPDATED: February 3, 2016

Setting up the foundation markup of a Rails application is super straightforward. Every time I build a new application I use the starter code from Rails Views, Doing It Right and follow these steps...

Step 1: Clone the Starter Code

Here it is, the starter code:

git clone . . .

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Rails Views and the Foundation Code Structure

A Rails view primer and front-end code to start any Rails project out right

Chris Maxwell

September 30, 2014

UPDATED: January 15, 2016

The template system and associated files and folders used in Rails are known as Views, the V in MVC. View code is primarily found in two high-level folders within a Rails 3.0 or greater application: the helpers and the views folders...

+- assets
+- controllers
+- helpers
+- . . .

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