LESS Tips For Moar

I’ve used LESS for a little over two years now, and I just thought I’d share the things I’ve learnt about LESS that has helped me be more efficient and productive when working on the front-end.

Angular Date Parser

Lately I’ve been working a lot with date and time pickers, and it got me thinking, “Why doesn’t Angular come with some form of date and time parser that converts strings into a JavaScript Date object.” I mean, you could already convert Date objects into formatted strings using the Angular dateFilter, so why not the other way around? Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to convert strings into Date objects using a particular format, and in many cases for us in Europe, locale.

Angular Timepicker Directive

I was searching for a simple timepicker directive, much like the one used in Google Calendar, for one of my projects. I couldn’t find any, so I built my own.

Scope Inheritance in AngularJS

As I continue my journey into the Angular world, I come across many new and awesome things. One very interesting thing Angular has got going for it is the use of scopes.

Scope inheritance in Angular works very much like JavaScript’s prototypal inheritance. Child scopes have access to their respective parent scopes, changes in the parent scope can trigger event listeners in the child scope, so on and so forth. It’s pretty straight forward, up until the moment you need to do some “two-way binding” from within the child scope.

Display Mode Detection for Responsive Websites using AngularJS

I’ve recently started using AngularJS in a project I’m currently working on. So far, AngularJS has been great, and I’ve especially enjoyed building my own custom directives.

Here’s one I’m using to determine the current display mode for responsive websites.

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