[Chugalug] Drupal:Zen like themes without Ruby?

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 22:14:31 UTC 2013


Unless you're just modifying themes, you should really pickup sass or less.
Helps you from writing really verbose CSS.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM, Lisa Ridley <lhridley at gmail.com> wrote:

> We use Zen Responsive as a base theme almost exclusively for Drupal 7
> sites, especially if a client is looking for a responsive theme, and don't
> touch SASS or Less because our front end guys are pretty sufficient at both
> HTML5 and CSS3.  You can use it as a base theme without either.
>
> On Jan 30, 2013, at 8:52 PM, Lee Walker wrote:
>
> Less and Sass are CSS pre-processors.
> template.php is for manipulation of drupal hooks, ie content - not layout.
> You don't do any CSS in template.php
> If you do, you're doing it wrong... very wrong.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>
>> Why use less or sass instead of mucking around with template.php?
>>
>> ----- Lee Walker <mrscumbagtoyou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > less & Sass are both good things to learn.
>> > One isn't pulling out ahead of the other (yet) and I see both used a
>> lot.
>> > Learn one (or both) it'll do you good :D
>> > It's not a language to learn, just a way to making CSS better.
>> >
>> > I am personally leaning towards Sass & Compass a lot more these days.
>> But I
>> > still use less when it's included in themes I'm manipulating.
>> >
>> > And Sass has a quote on it's website
>> > "The only thing easier, is making fun of Internet Explorer!" -- Steve
>> Balmer
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I really like the idea of building drupal themes with CSS.
>> > > But I found out to use Zen I need Sass & compass, both Ruby Gems.
>> > > No offense to Ruby users, while my wife might use it since apparently
>> ruby
>> > > is on macs, I don't to learn another language at the moment.
>> > >
>> > > Found out about Less. Any other options?
>> > > http://lesscss.org/
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