If you follow me on Twitter you’ll be familiar with my extreme distaste for the old site design. I loved it when I made it, but that was 3 years ago and I’ve changed.

Visit the site for a new design. I built it using [LESS][less] and my development theme [Comienzo][com]. My first real dig in to LESS, and it rocks. I’ll be doing some more screencasting on it over at [WP Theme Tutorial][wptheme] over the next few weeks.

I know there are probably bugs, and the comment styles need some work. Expect to see some more tweaks to the site over the next few weeks.

[wptheme]: http://wpthemetutorial.curtisdev.ca “WordPress Tutorials”
[com]: https://curtismchale.ca/2010/01/19/comienzo-a-free-wordpress-development-theme/ “Comienzo – A Development WordPress Theme”
[less]: http://lesscss.org “LESS css”

3 responses to “Finally a New Design”

  1. Ryan Avatar

    I definitely like the new design! I haven’t converted to a CSS Preprocessor yet… It seems that everyone that does pick one up loves it. Any reason why you went with LESS over SASS? Or any tips on getting started? Maybe it’s about time I picked one up.

    1. curtismchale Avatar

      I tried SASS out a few years back when it was whitespace dependent and hated it. I am told that it is no longer that way but I just have a bad taste. People I know and respect love it, so don’t let my opinion stop you.

      I did a screencast that will come out Thursday at WP Theme Tutorial. Next week I’ll look at how it saved code and some of the ‘mixins’ I have in the site to make changing things easy. Past that I just dove in and looked up stuff as needed. I’d recommend CodeKit though. Totally worth the $20 and it will compress your JS on the fly, auto-refreshes your browser, and can compress images. A must have tool for any dev.

      1. Ryan Avatar

        I’ll have to compare SASS and LESS a bit more. I’ve heard great things about both, so I doubt I’ll be unhappy with either.

        I also haven’t used CodeKit before, so I am checking it out now and it seems awesome. Thanks for the link!