Switch to Sass (SCSS)

scss

I do lots and lots of css prototyping and have always written things in just plain old vanilla css. I didn’t really think I would benefit much from a css preprocessor, and at first, I really didn’t. I actually got really annoyed that I couldn’t get it to compile into what I would have written long-hand. Mostly this had to do with the cascade order of classes and where media queries ended up in the document, but I started to …

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Social Transformation

SocialTransformation

The goal of the new release of nibl is to empower our users with the social aspects of the web, but seamlessly integrate it into our powerful selling platform. Now selling a product or any digital content is just as simple as updating your status. This is the biggest change to nibl we have ever released.

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Customization vs Uniformity

customize

Limiting the information that users can input makes designing an application easier and makes the experience more uniform when users interact with each other’s content. Is the simplicity of uniformity worth the compromise in customization? For nibl, I wanted to find a balance between the two, where the site will remain beautiful and adapt to anything a user does to customize their experience.

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Fall Cleaning & Code Reorganization

FallCode

Originally we built nibl on aspx and ascx frameworks, but now we have been busy converting everything to MVC and AngularJS. We are also reevaluating what features are useful in nibl and what features to redefine. This reorganization has given me the opportunity to look at the basic structure of nibl’s pages and allowed me to improve upon old code.

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