Codekit and Preprocessing

There’s so much going on in Front End Development that even the experts have a hard time keeping up. In some cases there are so many different school of thought happening at once that you sort of have to just pick one and hope you don’t regret it.

That’s sort of how I was feeling about things like CSS pre-processors and other instances where you write code that generates code. Seems evil.

I could see that it was more than a trend, pre-processing was finding it’s way into nearly every new framework and workflow I was seeing out there.

I gave LESS a try. I liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that I use it for everything. I did not however, opt to use the javascript file/less file on my server setup advertised on the website. Instead what I started to use the LESS app to compile the CSS files on my local machine, then move the compiled CSS to the server.

The LESS app graduated me to using Codekit, which is also the followup release for that program.

I gotta say, Codekit is changing the way I think about things and more importantly, how I DO things.

How I work with Codekit

There’s a lot more Codekit can do beside refresh you screen and compile your LESS/CSS code - check it out!

About Joseph R. B. Taylor

is a designer/developer who makes stuff for screens of all shapes and sizes. He currently works at Edvisors, Inc. where he creates screen-based experiences for used by millions of college students every year.

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