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  • mulegoat

    Re Question 1. This site provides a good introduction to javascript frameworks if you sign up to the free course you’ll get a few emails which break down the differences between the current frameworks, features, dependencies, popularity, size of active community etc. Ideal for that mental database which will probably get queried many times – but never updated 🙂

  • On the last question, I used to be adamantly against frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation. But most of that was not knowing what was going on under the hood. Once you get over the hump it gets a lot easier.

    If you use the SASS version of Foundation, for example, you can easily just tweak the media queries to fit your design—and you should. You can include only the bits you need, like the grid or typography so it’s not so unruly. Frameworks are just starting points yet I think a lot of people take them as finished work. Just like the default canvas size in Photoshop is 7 x 5, you change that to whatever you’re working with… treat a framework the same way.

    As Chris hinted at, you could use semantic markup with foundation’s mixins to give you clean output so becomes ” instead.

    • Thanks for answering my question! That’s pretty much what I ended up doing a while back. Sass was a big help. I usually take a framework grid then tweak it as needed for each site. I also make sure changes are documented in a style guide.

    • I’ve been using Bourbon Neat. That way I can add in the breakpoints where I need them and I don’t have to worry about hacking through the UI.

      However, I’ve heard recently that Foundation5 is pretty slick, so it’s worth looking into.

  • Tim Woodruff

    If the Countdown GIF didn’t have to be exact on time, you could always create it entirely ahead of time. Which would be extremely laborious. But anyway. 😀

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