065: With Ben Frain

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This week we were joined by Ben Frain, a web developer, technology columnist, and book author from Cheshire, UK. Ben has written for major publications like MacUser, .net, and The Guardian and is also a very famous television actor. We talked about (roughly in order):



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Ben Frain

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Ben is a web developer, author and speaker based in Cheshire, England.

Time Jump Links

  • 9:40 Seven Rules nonsense.
  • 16:15 Aral Balkan’s Slide & Stage
  • 17:06 The answer to one of ShopTalk’s most-asked questions (how to keep a WordPress database in sync between live and local): WP Migrate DB Pro
  • 21:45 Wouldn’t it be easier to group media query stuff into blocks and @import them in chunks?
  • 27:50 How do you compile Sass server-side?
  • 32:45 If I use Coda 2 will I be cooler than someone who uses Sublime Text?
  • 35:10 Are there benefits to switching to Sass if a project is already in LESS?
  • 44:20 How can I use a Git workflow and retain working offline?
  • 51:30 Is there a standard for structuring a Sass project? (The Sass Way on structure, Globbing)
  • 58:35 If you’ve gone-commando directly on some .css on the server, but the project is in Sass, is there a way to port those changes back?