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Sunday, 29 January 2012

CSS3 cross browser SASS... no, SCSS mixins

I like automation that eliminates human factor of forgetting of doing something. Happens to me just like it most likely happens to you. Especially when we do repetitive things. That's why I've written a few posts that are direct result of me striving for automation. May it be the post about NUnit test project settings in Visual Studio that starts NUnit test runner by simply pressing F5 button or the additional file editor that automatically executes batch (*.bat) files from within Visual Studio. Never mind. This one's related to simplicity, versatility and automation. And CSS3 stylesheets of course.

Actually it's about the extended CSS syntax that we get by writing SCSS stylesheets (similar to LESS, but more on it later on). SCSS used to be called SASS with its own syntax but now uses CSS syntax hence changed its name. I will be using SCSS acronym from now on because that's what my following code example uses. If you've ever used any of these two you'll know the benefits of simplified, easier to handle and more powerful style sheets. I have been flirting with this couple for some time now, but on this last project of mine, my flirting became a serious relationship. I started using SCSS. What I will share with you here are a few common mixins that are usable to any web developer.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Running or debugging NUnit tests from Visual Studio without any extensions

If you write unit tests and use NUnit test framework this may be helpful. I decided to write this simple step by step project configuration because I tend to set it up on every new project but keep forgetting all its details of how to do this. Setting it up is simple and a one-time only process for each test project.