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Compass & CSS Sprites
Episode #334Mar 21, 201215 comments

Compass & CSS Sprites

Compass improves the Sass experience by providing useful mixins, functions, and more. You will also learn how to make CSS sprites with it in this episode. (9 minutes)
Refinery CMS Basics
Episode #332Mar 14, 201237 comments

Refinery CMS Basics

If you need to quickly create an informational site that can be easily edited, consider using a content management system. Here I show how to build a site using Refinery CMS. (11 minutes)
Better Sass with Bourbon
Episode #330Mar 07, 201227 comments

Better Sass with Bourbon

If you are tired of the browser vendor prefixes in CSS, check out Bourbon. It provides Sass mixins and functions to make CSS more convenient. (7 minutes)
Twitter Bootstrap Basics
Episode #328Feb 28, 2012104 comments

Twitter Bootstrap Basics

Twitter Bootstrap can help make beautiful web apps quickly by providing you with useful CSS and JavaScript. Here you will learn how to include it into Rails with the twitter-bootstrap-rails gem. (10 minutes)
ActiveAttr
Episode #326Feb 21, 201213 comments

ActiveAttr

ActiveAttr provides what Active Model left out. If you need to create a table-less model with features similar to Active Record, watch this episode. (5 minutes)
Passing Data to JavaScript
Episode #324Feb 13, 201234 comments

Passing Data to JavaScript

There are a variety of ways to pass variables from a Rails application to JavaScript. Here I show three techniques: a script tag, a data attribute, and the Gon gem. (6 minutes)
RABL
Episode #322Feb 08, 201229 comments

RABL

RABL - Ruby API Builder Language - provides a DSL for generating JSON or XML responses in a Ruby application. Learn how to share and configure complex JSON data in this episode. (8 minutes)
Jbuilder
Episode #320Jan 30, 201236 comments

Jbuilder

Jbuilder provides a DSL for generating JSON. It includes a template engine which allows you to create complex responses with helpers and conditions. (8 minutes)
Private Pub
Episode #316Jan 16, 201289 comments

Private Pub

Private Pub makes it easier than ever to publish and subscribe to real-time events in a Rails app. You can use publish_to with a block of JavaScript or supply a hash for use with JSON. (7 minutes)
Pretty URLs with FriendlyId
Episode #314Jan 09, 201259 comments

Pretty URLs with FriendlyId

If you are tired of model ids in the URL, overriding to_param can only get you so far. The friendly_id plugin can help by making it easy to generate a URL slug and maintain a history. (7 minutes)