I mentioned that Learning Susy will be updated with more content by 31st January. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I have to disappoint. I’m sorry.
Letting you down sucks, but it just doesn’t feel right to apologize and shrug it off. I want to be honest about my failures and learnings to make sure that I won’t fail to deliver again. Hence, the reason for this blog post.
Susy is a grid layout engine that was built to help web developers create web layouts easily. It allows us to create custom grids and it does its job extremely well.
One of the common complaints about Susy is that it is too simple, it’s only the grid layout engine. There are no UI kits that come with it, and that slows down developers who want to prototype quickly.
The good news is Susy can be integrated into almost any framework or UI kit, including the major ones, like Bootstrap and Foundation.
This is precisely what this tutorial is all about – integrating Susy with another framework, Bootstrap, to be specific. Even if you are not a fan of Bootstrap, you can still glean insights on how to integrate Susy with your UI kit of choice through this tutorial.
It’s been 3 months since Learning Susy has been released and the support from the community has been wonderful. It’s heartening to see so many people start to learn about Susy, and how they have benefited as a result.
I have learned a lot more about what people are looking for since releasing the book through observations, questions and surveys, and I feel that I am now able to make Learning Susy 10x better.
In this post, I’d like to share with you my observations of issues that people often encounter, how I intend to help solve these issues in the next version of Learning Susy, and what all this means to you.
In the last month, I had the privilege of helping a few people find out what went wrong with their Susy code while suggesting a few areas of improvement.
I noticed one problem kept popping up in the questions I answered. People find it difficult to get Susy to work correctly in nested grids. They sometimes employ workarounds that tweak Susy so badly that it hinders instead of helps.
Even though Susy is built to be extremely flexible and easy to use, it has its own key concepts and rules like all other frameworks. You will need to understand these concepts to get Susy to work for you properly.
I’ll like to share one of these concepts with you today to help you overcome a large majority of your Susy problems.
September 19, 2014 is one day of my life that I will never forget. It is the day when I sold the 50th copy of my first ebook.
I didn’t have many resources when I started writing the book. I didn’t have any influential friends, money or experience. All I had was 67 people on my email list. Worst of all, I felt I wasn’t even qualified to write a book.
I now understand that it is possible to make something people want, even if you don’t feel like you are an expert on the subject.
I’m consolidating this valuable learning experience into an article, which I am sharing with you now.
Susy provides you with the tools to build your own grid layouts that match the needs of your website. It gives you the freedom and flexibility to build any design that you can imagine. It doesn’t matter if your design has 5, 14 or 48 columns. Unequal width columns? Susy’s got you covered.
Why would you pick Susy over the million other frameworks out there on the internet? You may never even heard of it before. What if it’s beauty is only skin deep?
Susy is one of the best things that happened to me in terms of my front-end development workflow over the past few months. It has helped me out so much that I decided to write a book about it to share it’s merits with the world. It’s an in-depth guide on Susy and how you can use it to easily create any website design you want.
Responsive websites have became increasingly important over the years. Unfortunately, we still need to make older browsers support responsive websites due to various reasons once in a while, and searching around for the correct way of doing it can take up some of your precious time. This article is designed to help you answer the question on supporting responsive websites on older browsers.
I chanced upon heydon’s Codepen for creating self-correcting grids with pseudo classes a while ago and that totally blew my mind away. I started to think about how we can use pseudo selectors to create smarter HTML layouts and I have summarised my thoughts on this in this article.