Introducing BareKit: A Bare Minimum Responsive Framework

At appendTo, there are several things most of our responsive projects have in common: We usually need a grid. We use similar interactive elements like dropdowns, off-canvas navigation, toggling, accordions, etc. We write the least amount of code possible. We oftentimes have to support back to IE8. We like to use object-oriented classes on elements to reuse things like float and text-align properties. But there's one thing that us visual design engineers don't like: responsive frameworks. It's not so much that we don't like the idea of a framework to speed up our development, but rather we dislike the opinioniated specificity of most frameworks and, most of all, we dislike overriding the default styling that comes with most frameworks. So that is why I set out to build the perfect framework for our needs. One that is responsive, easily incorporates JavaScript...

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Continuous Integration: A View into appendTo’s Process

Recently appendTo has been leveling up many of our internal processes, procedures,… Read more

The Tools We Use

In this post, I'm going to cover how we use Pivotal Tracker,… Read more

Your next CMS should be Craft or ExpressionEngine

We think Craft and ExpressionEngine are the two best CMSs available because… Read more

Errors are UX, Too

I strongly believe that errors (often an afterthought) are part of the… Read more

Getting Zumba’s Responsive Website into Shape

We partnered with¬†Zumba Fitness to help with the front-end development of their… Read more

appendTo Leadership Transition

Today, we are excited to announce the beginning of the next chapter… Read more

Celebrity Cruises Responsive Website Redesign

We were excited to play a part in the redesign of the… Read more

Testing front-end code without the server

Our own Jordan Kasper, a Senior JavaScript Engineer, tackles the opaque subject… Read more

Off Canvas Navigation with CSS & a Checkbox

Off canvas layouts are a popular way of displaying content, especially navigation,… Read more