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How to preload your CSS and why you should

You're trying speed up the page load time of your website and you've tried everything. But it's still not quick enough. Have you tried preloading your CSS and JavaScript resources?

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What is SCSS and how to use it

In the final tutorial on npm, Gulp and SCSS, we finally get to the fun part. SCSS is an amazing tool that makes writing CSS much better and quicker. And you won't want to go back to normal CSS again.

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What is Gulp and how to use it

So as we continue to learn how to compile SCSS/SASS into CSS, we now stumble upon Gulp. And this is how we ultimately compile our CSS together for the browser to read.

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What is npm and how to use it

CSS is tedious and boring to write. But SCSS makes styling life so, so much easier; however, you need to compiling it. So, in our effort to learn SCSS, we first must learn about npm.

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Finally getting to see it all come together

If seeing is believing, then I more than believe that I struggle at building themes perfectly in the initial coding aspect. Last week, I finally finished coding the biggest part of Giornalismo and decided to give it a bit of test run. Sure, not all of the features I'm looking to run with the theme have been added, but this would give me a bit of an idea of what was working so far and what wasn't. And as usual, once I waded through all of the different PHP errors that I had, I found that I had a lot more work to do.

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The start of what will be a very, very long process: building a WordPress theme

So I've finally decided that I'm going to tackle the beast. That beast just so happens to be creating a WordPress theme and successfully getting it into the WordPress Theme Directory. I have learned from prior experiences that that is no easy task, but I can also say that I've learned a lot since then and maybe this time around I will find more success.