Configuring Gulp, Sass and BrowserSync for WordPress _s theme

Underscores (_s) is a starter theme provided by automattic as a starting point for building new WordPress themes. The build system for front-end development has gained popularity as it streamlines the workflow and helps avoid repetitive tasks. In this post, I’m going to share my experience of setting up the environment using Gulp and BrowserSync for _s theme.

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Areas in Web Application Development

The web standards are evolving since the invention of the web. Some branches from these standards failed and some others succeeded. The standards organizations and browser developers have played important role in forming the shape of today’s web. HTML5 and CSS3 are now widely supported and is promising future for both desktop and mobile web.

Web application development might seem a trivial task as it is very easy to get started. But in fact, to develop a successful website project, you have to understand and cover some key areas. Following are some key areas in web application development:

  • Interface and User Experience
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Technology
  • Error Logging

The detail of each area can be found here.