New gem on the block: Holmes Markup Detective for Compass
April 19th, 2012
by Mark Boyd | Developer
It all started when our project manager Tom forwarded me a link to a cool CSS utility he had come across called the Holmes Markup Detective.
It essentially acts a markup linter and uses CSS to highlight places
where your markup is invaild, non-standard or deprecated and also
includes CSS based messages to tell you specifically what the problems
are. Immediately I recognized two things: one, this was a great tool for
validating your markup with visual cues, and two, it could easily be
ported to SASS. The initial port from CSS to SASS syntax (or SCSS more
specifically) didn't take long, but as my understanding and awareness of
Compass extensions grew, I recognized that was the best way to share it
with everyone else. And finally, as of today, it is done.