After months of hard work, today Iâ€™m happy to announce the official launch of SpringDeck, an iPad app for salespeople to do on-the-fly presentations. You can see an example of my contribution in my portfolio.
I would love to show you more of what I did, but unfortunately the entire site is behind a login because of the nature of the app—the site is really all administration type stuff for app content.
I also used the Sass version of Foundation 5 for the framework. I have used previous versions of Foundation before as well as Twitter Bootstrap, but I think for the next project I have Iâ€™m going to try something more lightweight like Bourbon and Neat because I want a more semantic and smaller footprint grid.1 Iâ€™m obsessive about reducing filesize and footprint for CSS so the larger frameworks arenâ€™t cutting it for me anymore, even when I customize the build process in Sass. I used Neatâ€™s grid for this site but didnâ€™t really touch Bourbon at all. I was reviewing my Sass last night trying to reduce unused styles2 and found the majority of my pre-gzipped 86KB was due to my logo, endmark, and Twitter icon being embedded in the CSS as Data URIs (and having a retina and non-retina version for each). Need to see what my other options are, though Iâ€™m still pretty confident this is the best solution for now, there might be a better way to ensure only the versions of the icons that are needed are downloaded.
Until next time—workers of the world unite.