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Standardizing Templates Pt. 2

In a previous post, we mapped out our vision for better-controlling Barley templates. One of the great benefits of this control is the opportunity to streamline our workflow for creating and maintaining templates. We have been playing with a system recently that allows us to lean on a framework, while adding our own UI styles and elements. It looks something like this…


Happy Hour 2: Useful Things

We didn’t have a Happy Hour on Friday because I had the day off. Kyle filled in nicely by writing up the icons we use in Barley. So, today, here are a few things we’ve found around the web over the last few days that we’ve found useful. Perhaps you will too.

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Barley currently utilizes a customized version of the original Font Awesome icon font for all of its various icons. We liked the way we could use a font and not have to load sprites/images, especially multiple sizes for different resolutions (Barley launched around the time when retina computers were becoming mainstream in our circles). Font Awesome is, well, awesome. It is extremely versatile and an all-around solid resource. I’d recommend it, but you all know about it already.


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