Gems in the rough #4

More assorted short takes about building websites

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Here a drib, there a drab, everywhere a drib-drab of web dev miscellany.

Speaking up for Sass

Why rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated

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It may not be This Week’s Kewl Thing, but Sass/SCSS is still an invaluable part of web development.

Beginner’s luck: an update

New and updated starter sets for Eleventy and Hugo

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The inventory has grown, so here’s what I currently offer for those interested in the two best SSGs.

Tailwind-to-head with Eleventy

Using package.json as an asset pipeline

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This follow-up to an earlier article about Hugo Pipes shows how to get internal CSS in an Eleventy site—and with no build tools required.

JIT is a game-changer for Tailwind CSS

Still experimental, but already impressive

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Why Tailwind’s new capabilities will give it even more momentum among web developers.