Creating Asymmetric Layouts With Susy

When I first heard of asymmetric layouts, it was available only in the Singularity GS framework. It sounded incredibly cool and I really wanted to try creating a layout that uses unequal column widths. At that time, I was really happy with Susyone and was reluctant to make the switch.

Imagine my delight when Susy 2 came and it supported asymmetric grids!

In this post, I want to introduce you to asymmetric grids with Susy and show you how easily it can be done.

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Understanding Gutter Positions in Susy

One question that was asked in the Susy survey I created a month ago really stood out to me. The question is “how to remove margins or paddings of the first and last column without using first-child and last-child in the grid system?”.

This one big question is likely one that has caused huge amounts of headaches to beginners who are just starting to learn about Susy. If we go down into the roots of the question, it is quite likely that you have used the inside gutter position instead of after after seeing the many of the tutorials online. To answer this question, you must understand how gutter position affects your layout.

I feel that gutter position is one of the more important settings in Susy because it causes you code things differently when doing your layout. If you have asked this question before, then this blog post about gutter positions is for you.

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How to Debug Your Susy Layout with the Susy Background Image (Even If The Grid Changes)

When trying to build your layouts with Susy, the first thing you might have tried is to output Susy’s grid background so you can make sure you’re coding the right thing.

I know I did.

But it was tough. I couldn’t figure out that out the first couple of months I used Susy. Even if I did manage to find a way to output the grid, I can’t seem to change the grids when I introduced a change in media queries. It was incredibly frustrating and it was very difficult to learn Susy during that period.

I’d like to share with you one way you can produce as many grid backgrounds and use them with as many breakpoints as you like to.

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Need help with Susy?

Did you have a layout that you’ve been trying to make with Susy, but just can’t seem to make this work

I know it’s incredibly difficult when you first start out with Susy, because there’s awfully few tutorials online. I want to help build the community around this awesome grid framework.

If you have any lingering questions that are left unanswered for Susy, head over here and tell me everything you want to know.

Alternatively, you can also email me directly.

Organizing Multiple Theme Styles with Sass

Maintaining CSS code on a website with multiple themes can really be quite a handful, especially if there is more than one person working on the project at the same time.

It so happens that one of the projects I’m involved with requires multiple themes, and there is than one person working on the codes. Because of this, I needed make sure that the styles are coded in a way that they’re easy to understand and change.

Here’s an article on my thoughts on organizing theme styles.

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