Emily Lord
I am a UI developer with over 2 years of experience under my belt. I love learning about modern trends and new ways to make beautiful and responsive web pages. My mission is to put a smile on the faces of both the designers and the Sitecore developers while keeping my code clean and efficient.

Crafting an Interactive Timeline with BrainJocks SCORE Components

With BrainJocks SCORE, one of our overriding goals is to minimize the complexity and development effort involved in building Sitecore websites. In most cases, you can use a series of SCORE components to build a complicated UI element, using advanced CSS and JavaScript techniques to completely transform them. One such situation that I recently tackled […]

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Styling Experience Editor for a Better Content Admin Experience

When building a new site using BrainJocks SCORE, are you paying attention to the styling of the Experience Editor view?

Some project team members may consider this a waste of time, especially for projects that are low on budget and/or need to be finished very quickly. But neglecting Experience Editor has meaningful consequences – and your Content Administrators will be the ones who suffer. A frustrating authoring and editing experience can make it impossible to leverage the full power of even the best website.

Our ultimate goal with BrainJocks’ projects is to style Experience Editor to look as close to the front end of the site as possible, optimizing the admin experience. I’ll explain two types of Experience Editor styling that we address when we build websites.

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Why BrainJocks Switched to Sass

BrainJocks has released SCORE v2.0, and our development team is loving it! This release brought many changes, but one of the biggest was to the front-end code. We have switched our CSS preprocessor from LESS to Sass, as many other developers have chosen to do. Even Bootstrap, which had been one of LESS’s biggest supporters, […]

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Sass Maps and Iterators

One of the top rules for programmers is to stay DRY – don’t repeat yourself. CSS preprocessors are great for helping UI developers accomplish this goal. However, there are still some instances where it seems as if you can’t help but repeat yourself. Here’s a common example of background positions using a sprite: Typing “background-position” […]

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