PhpStorm includes a very useful feature called File Watchers which if you’re already working with Compass should sound very familiar. From the documentation, File Watchers is defined as “..a PhpStorm system that tracks changes to your files and runs a third-party standalone application.” So basically whenever a watcher is running it will execute a program when there are changes made. This makes using Compass more straight forward since you no longer need to open a terminal/command prompt, navigate to your project, and run Compass. Or in case you forget to compile and can’t figure out why your changes aren’t appearing (we’ve all done it, I won’t judge.[continue reading]
What is a Sprite Sheet?
Put simply, a sprite sheet is an image file composed of smaller individual graphics. These graphics can be various states of a UI element, individual frames of an animation, or even various design elements that appear commonly throughout a site’s design.[continue reading]