062: With Brandon Mathis

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This week we were joined by Brandon Mathis, a web worker out of Birmingham, Alabama working for MongoHQ. Brandon is on the Compass team and is the creator of the static site generator Octopress. We talk about (roughly in order):


Q & A

  • (26:32) – Regenerating sprites with Compass is taking 30 seconds, what gives?
  • (30:04) – Why doesn’t Octopress use Grunt?
  • (33:58) – Should we be using placeholder selectors for every possible property/selector combination?
  • (43:17) – How should I go about grouping media queries? (Also see Brandon’s custom mixins for media queries)
  • (53:00) – What is Dave Rupert?
  • (54:45) – How do you do that thing where you serve a very basic stylesheet to oldIE? (link)
  • (57:55) – Have we used any HTML preprocessors?


More Brandon

  • Tome

    Speaking of daily Compass maintenance, it actually does need quite a few brush-ups; the clearfix mixin is really old, for instance.

    Edit: But thanks for all your work! Just realised my gripe was too gripey. Compass has saved me hours and hours.

  • Totally thrilled when I heard my question came on. Very cool mixins by Brandon!

  • Thanks for the resources again guys!