Large Scale Less Part 4 - Converting Less to CSS With MSBuild

by Matt Perdeck 13. April 2013 14:17
In part 3, we saw 4 options for building your LESS files into CSS files. It showed how to express these using DOS batch commands in post build events. In this part 4, we'll see how to do the same in MSBuild, and how to implement Clean and Publish. [More]

Large Scale Less Part 3 - Mapping Development To Production

by Matt Perdeck 13. April 2013 14:17
While your developers work on LESS files in the development environment, the generated CSS files are used in the production environment. These environments must meet different requirements, so can be very different. It is the build process that in the end is responsible for translating from development to production. This part 3 discusses options for this mapping. [More]

Large Scale Less Part 2 - Fun With Importing

by Matt Perdeck 13. April 2013 14:09
In LESS, importing files works differently from importing files in CSS. This can have some unintended consequences. This part 2 of an article series about introducing LESS in medium to large projects goes deeper into these importing issues. [More]

Large Scale Less Part 1 - Compiler Basics

by Matt Perdeck 13. April 2013 13:48
LESS is a superset of CSS that makes building and especially maintaining your stylesheets much easier. This article series shows how to introduce LESS in your project. It discusses choosing a LESS to CSS compiler, using sourcemaps to aid debugging LESS, and options for extending your build process to process LESS files, using either DOS batch commands with post build events or MSBuild definitions. [More]

Generate CSS sprites and thumbnail images on the fly in ASP.NET sites - part 3

by Matt Perdeck 14. September 2011 20:59
Reduces page load times of ASP.NET web sites by combining page images and CSS background images into CSS sprites. Compresses and physically resizes images to make thumbnails. Caters for repeating background images.
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Generate CSS sprites and thumbnail images on the fly in ASP.NET sites - part 2

by Matt Perdeck 14. September 2011 20:58
Reduces page load times of ASP.NET web sites by combining page images and CSS background images into CSS sprites. Compresses and physically resizes images to make thumbnails. Caters for repeating background images.
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Generate CSS sprites and thumbnail images on the fly in ASP.NET sites - part 1

by Matt Perdeck 14. September 2011 20:49
Reduces page load times of ASP.NET web sites by combining page images and CSS background images into CSS sprites. Compresses and physically resizes images to make thumbnails. Caters for repeating background images.
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Load testing web sites with StresStimulus, part 2 - Advanced features

by Matt Perdeck 29. August 2011 10:43
Discusses the advanced features of StresStimulus, including parameterization and NTLM authorization. [More]

Load testing web sites with StresStimulus, part 1 - Getting started

by Matt Perdeck 29. August 2011 10:42
Learn how to load test your web site with StresStimulus. [More]

Package that speeds up loading of JavaScript, CSS and image files

by Matt Perdeck 20. August 2011 13:14
Improves web site performance by combining and minifying JavaScript and CSS files on the fly. Processes ASP.NET AJAX toolkit .axd files too. Improves image caching and loading. Very easy to add to any ASP.NET web site. [More]

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