A Solid Mobile Boilerplate for Rails

Configuring Rails to serve mobile specific files from a separate mobile folder

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
October 10, 2014

Now that we have Mobvious set up – if you've been following along from the last article – here is how we...

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Mobile Device Detection with Rails (“aka User Agent Sniffing”)

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
October 09, 2014

At Fidelity Investments, where I worked in 2007 helping develop their then new mobile...

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CSS Grid Systems

A roundup of CSS grid systems

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
October 08, 2014

One thing to note about CSS frameworks is that pretty much all of them include a grid system to layout your page with, and if...

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CSS Frameworks

A roundup of CSS frameworks

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
October 08, 2014

CSS frameworks and grid systems can be extremely helpful when starting a new project.

  • They give you a whole boatload of base styles...

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Setting up a Smart CSS Foundation for Rails

Boilerplate CSS to start your Rails project out right

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
October 05, 2014

If you've been reading along, in the last article we laid out boilerplate HTML for a new Rails...

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A Practical Guide to Setting up Rails Foundation Markup

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
October 03, 2014

Setting up the foundation markup of a Rails application is super straightforward. Every...

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Rails Boilerplate Foundation Markup

Front-end code to start any Rails project out right

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
September 30, 2014

The templating system and associated files and folders used in Rails are known as Views, the V in MVC. View...

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Susy RWD Marker

A simple method to identify which Susy breakpoint you are on

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
August 03, 2014

When I use Susy, to help identify which breakpoints are being utilized and when, I use a helper that produces a numerical...

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Susy 102 - Breakpoints

Tips and tricks for setting up Susy breakpoints in your project

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
August 03, 2014

One of the great features of Susy is that breakpoints are baked right in. You only need to tell Susy what the breakpoints...

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Susy 101 - Spanning Columns

Super simple example of basic Susy usage

Chris MaxwellOjala, Inc. :: Viewthought.com
August 03, 2014

Using Susy is pretty straightforward. Essentially it is a mixin scheme that applies a specified amount of columns to an...

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