A personal view on techniques and technologies I've been using in the past few months to speed up rapid prototyping of front-end elements of sites I'm building.
Although technical in many respect, I would also like to also discuss two aspects I find important in creating a good front-end code base: code expressiveness and "how to make things memorable".
Here is a resume of the topics I'd like to cover:
- Setting up and using haml templates in Drupal
- Introducing the concept of a partial (or how to simplify the mental burden of using custom theme functions)
- Expressiveness with (CSS) classes
- Leveraging Compass (Sass)
I'll try to keep this session accessible to intermediate user while I hope some aspects will be interesting even for advanced users.