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18th
Aug 2016
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 00:28
And the meetup was a smashing success, as to be expected @Lilyheart @dcpking @Matthew Hassell
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 01:41
You wrote that from the parking lot @SimplyPhy xD I saw the message pop up on my watch and was like @ _ @ who would be posting in chat!
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 01:42
:D
weird, i can't @mhassell....private settings?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 01:45
Looks like you can :p
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 02:03
oh weird, yeah it just won't autofill
i went to use my handy dandy new screenshot technique to share what my game prototype looks like, but alas, i'm on my desktop :'(
Mike
@dcpking
Aug 18 2016 02:06
@Lilyheart @SimplyPhy & @Olga - yes - a fun time had by all - including Lilyopening my eyes to something I should have realised about 3 weeks ago when I hit it, but just never thought of! Serious Doh! so thanks muchly, @Lilyheart
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 02:06
ha, windows right? alt-printscreen will put the screenshot of the active window on the clipboard. Then ctrl-v here.
volha isn’t on chat…. yet!
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 02:07
valhalla
blob
oh wow ha
yup that's even easier, just minus the framing
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 02:11
hit the win key and start to type snipping if you want a selection box, and then you can put it on the clipboard from the program.
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 02:12
ha
damnit lily
i was so pleased with my mac version xD
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 02:13
cmdshift4 is faster, but doesn’t put the image on the clipboard. I think they are both even! both have issues, both have cool parts. But honestly, i used skitch on windows cuz i like to draw arrows and blur things for privacy.
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 02:49
:sad face:
i can't figure out how to get these drawn spawned sprites to follow the most recent path in my prototype :(
i think i'm getting closer...
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 06:36
blob
it's working :D
yawn
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 15:02
ugh, starting a new project, and trying to implement all my new gulp/sass/(maybe bower) stuffs into it
feels super intimidating
plus i’m going to need a cross browser form library
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 18:40
oh man, this is grueling
so many brand new technologies
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 19:07
I know what you mean. I was going to dive into the deep end, but I decided to scale back and just do gulp+saas for this fcc challenge.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 20:00
And then I get distracted... I wanted to have the phone up and on so I could see what the site looks like on mobile as I dev using browsersync... so I decided to rebuild the "lego" phone stand to hold the phone better... oops
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 20:22
ha nice
so it turns out sublime’s sass syntax doesn’t support css3 autocomplete
sigh
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 20:27
what a pain in the sass
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 20:52
ha!
just debugged a couple gulp errors
<dance>
<passes out>
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 21:43
nice! I think I squashed all my gulp bugs yesterday. Then I wake up today and start the gulp watcher and it doesn't do anything. /sigh I just let it run and eventually it did something... windows dev is blah.
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 21:59
so i was like okay cool i got this
i can sass
i can gulp
lets test it out
so i do
and it sucks
because i didn’t realize that display:flex doesn’t inheret down all generations
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 21:59
what's the problem?
oooooh
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 21:59
i fixed it..but damn a headache
i spent easily an hour manipulating my scss file over and over, trying so many stupid things, thinking i’d done things wrong in so many ways
and it turns out: i had the grandparent of each of the items styled with flex
oh man.
it was a total mind fuck
i couldn’t figure out why in the hell i couldn’t get the flex items to respond :’(
time for a pomodoro
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:03

nesting isn't for cascading rules. It's to shorter the selectors.

.parent {
  background-color: red;
  .child {
    color: blue;
  }
}

becomes

.parent {
  background-color: red;
}
.parent .child {
  color: blue;
}
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 22:04
yeah i understand the way to turns out, i just thought that display: flex turned all of it’s decendents into flex items
WRONG :’(
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:04
So you don't have to do the .parent .child coding every time and makes it "syntactically awesome" selector wise
ah. CSS is weird sometimes.
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 22:05
my brain will slowly recover
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:05
sorry, i read your thing wrong xD I thought sass was being sassy again.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:25
I think I need to detour into learning more about mobile first design. wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
oh, yesterday when I said I think sass is awesome but I'm not sure if I'd use it on small project? yeah, I was wrong. I'm lovin' partials even on a small project. So much easier on my OCD to keep it organized.
Lilyheart @Lilyheart stops coding the website to dig deeper into mobile development.
Lilyheart @Lilyheart stops digging to rebuild phone stand again since will be using it more frequently with course.
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 22:35
any thoughts on how one might avoid having to write id=“” and class=“” on so many elements, and still have the same performance gains that id selectors allegedly have
haha nice @thephonestand xD
i find myself writing id=“blah1” class=“blah1” over and over
mostly i add the class just so css linters quit complaining
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:37
What performance gains on id selectors? For CSS? JS?
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 22:37
js
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:39
I write both... i had done some reasearch and there was a great article that made great points... but I have to find it again.
do you really need a separate class for each of those ids so many times that it's annoying? I'm trying to find the best way to word my question... When I code and I need to select an ID in CSS, I duplicate it in a class but that situation is very rare per page. Not many times throughout the page do I need an ID for javascript and a class for css where that is the only code on the html page that needs that styling.
Many times I can refactor the code styling.
Eric Phy
@SimplyPhy
Aug 18 2016 22:43
idk we’ll see
i read a good article on it a while back too, which convinced me to actually listen to the linters
might have been the specificity argument, idk
anyways, for now, le sighe
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Aug 18 2016 22:44
probably the same one I read xD But i can't find it now... /sigh
meh, I give up. I can dig at it later.
I'm getting distracted from my distraction from my distraction from my project.