Visual Studio and the Front End

This is second part of my Getting Back to Visual Studio-post. With Visual Studio 2015 and MVC 6 the Microsoft team have given the front end some extra attention. Web essentials ditching the Sass, Less, Coffeescript compiler in favor for Gulp/Grunt and the new folder structure is evidence of that. Normally if you make for example a Laravel-project you'll have the front end preprocessor stuff in a Resources-folder and compile that to the app folder. Or if you make...

REMify Your Typography

I've been making excuses for years to use px on my font-sizes. Deep inside i know it's wrong. And in this post i will show how i made the move and how i made it so simple i feel lazy everytime i use it. I'm using SASS, i'm sure it's easy to do a similar system in LESS. Ires method It all started with this article. If you, like me, suppress the proper way to use font-size and need a...

Getting Back to Visual Studio

The way i have been working with Umbraco in the past is with webmatrix. Everything was very basic. Downloaded the latest zipped version from Our Umbraco, unzipped, rename unzipped folder to project name, right click on said folder and Open as website with Microsoft Webmatrix. I have an external MSSQL database but everything else was kind of "out of the box". Why Visual Studio? I never got Webmatrix to work well with NuGet. Either it just didn't fire up or...