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Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently. Koala can run in windows, linux and mac.“

Koala / GitHub

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20. November 2015

My Javascript Stack

Some time ago I said: „My perfect framework, is a set of solid singular solutions that have proven themselves over the years. Working solo or together in harmony“.

Here is a list of some of my core components, that I use in combination or standalone.

CORE

LAYOUT

TEMPLATING

OBSERVABLES

ROUTER

STORAGE

DEPENDENCY MANAGER

  • RequireJS  – requirejs.org

    jQuery Tweak: If you have already loaded jQuery before RequireJS, you can not use define([„jquery“], …) in your module defines. Add this to your main RequireJS config before doing anything else …

    NOW you can live happily ever after :)

  • OR
  • Loadrunner – github.com/danwrong/loadrunner

This is basically the core stack that I use to build out ideas :) While Angular is always an option, the above satisfies most of all needs and is often far slimmer. The rest depends on how you organize your code yourself, but at least you are not forced into fixed structures ;)

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Conditional Tags are a powerful thing in WordPress and especially handy to show or hide things.

„The Conditional Tags can be used in your Template files to change what content is displayed and how that content is displayed on a particular page depending on what conditions that page matches. “

Two plugins are part of my essentials, that utilize the Conditional Tags:

  1. Widget Logic
    „This plugin gives every widget an extra control field called „Widget logic“ that lets you control the pages that the widget will appear on. The text field lets you use WP’s Conditional Tags, or any general PHP code.“
  2. Menu Item Visibility Control
    „Using this plugin you can use WordPress Conditional Tags to enable or disable menu items on the front-end. It works like ‚Widget Logic‘ but for menu items.“

You can easily define your own Conditional Tags in your functions.php or plugin.

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This time picker provides a unique way to enhance your input fields. Use a clock interface to enter the time. The plugin works with Bootstrap or standalone.

Part of my essentials :)

ClockPicker

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Datedropper is a jQuery Plugin that provides a quick and appealing interface to enter dates. Nice little plugin to spice up your interface.

Definitely part of my list of essentials :)

datedropper

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