Creating design informed measurements for your website
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 of measurements . . .
Adding mobile-specific boilerplate code to your Rails project
If you haven't done so already I strongly recommend setting up some foundation HTML and CSS for your project:
- Rails Views, Doing It Right
- Setting up a Smart HTML Foundation for Rails
- Setting up a Smart CSS Foundation for Rails
When it comes to boilerplate, mobile is a special case. It's a complete different beast . . .
Toggling between callto and tel
Phone numbers on the web create an interesting dilemma, should I use
tel? Like most things on the web, that depends.
Here's the situation, when a user finds a phone number link like this one:
...As developers we can change the links behavior so that when clicked a call is made: through a program like Skype, or just . . .
Setting up boilerplate CSS to start your Rails project out right
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 . . .