Hello, I'm Stanko, a software engineer in Belgrade, making digital products and generative art.
Before modern frameworks, I always used jQuery’s
scrollTo method. At some point, not every project included jQuery, so I wrote simple function to animate window scroll.
I have kept copying that function from project to project. Finally I took some time, cleaned it up and published it on the npm (this is the first npm package I published).
We’ve all been there - trying to get right font sizes from PhotoShop to CSS. Designers usually work with points, which are used in the print, but not common on the web. They also use term tracking a lot, which is actually only a letter spacing with different units.
You can recalculate everything by hand and try to keep track of it. But we can use the goodies of SCSS to make that process a bit easier.
Point to pixel ratio is
1pt = 1.333333px. We’ll create SASS function to do conversion for us.
And PhotoShop tracking works relative to the font size. One point of tracking is 1/1000 of the font size. For this one we’ll create a mixin.
I decided to move my CSS playground to the CodePen, and this is the first one I made.
Idea came to me while I was riding on a bus, and I might use it on this blog, as a part of it’s redesign.
This is CSS only animation (I used JS to create 50 elements though). And you can see the usage of SASS
Update: Part two is pretty much done. Part three will cover redux and production builds.
We will use SASS loader for webpack, so let’s install it together with node-sass compiler, css and style loaders
npm install --save-dev style-loader css-loader sass-loader node-sass
scss folder in the
app folder, and main
app.scss file in it. This file will include all of the other scss files.
Now we need to add a loader to webpack config file.