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Visual studio Mr. G 7/10/12 2:53 PM

Fyi I heard from john-daniel from the mindscape forum 

No SCSS  with visual studio express

Unfortunately Microsoft does not allow extensions for Visual Studio Express -- it's one of the limitations. There's nothing we can do to resolve this unfortunately.



From: [] On Behalf Of Alvin Ling
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: Foundation 3 is live


If you're using Visual Studio, there are only a few additional steps to get a Gem version of Foundation up and running.


First, we'll set up a Compass install (you should be logged in as an Administrator)


1.  Download and install Ruby for Windows -

2.  After the install is complete, open a command prompt and type:


gem update --system

gem install compass


Now would be a good time to backup your website, just in case (the steps below will install the default Foundation files which won't include any of your custom styles).


gem install zurb-foundation

cd \path-to-your-website-root\

compass create <project-name> -r zurb-foundation --using foundation


This will write all the latest Foundation directories and documents into your specified website root.  If there any conflicting files, you'll be notified and the install will abort.


Next, you'll want to modify your masterpage to include all the necessary CSS and javascript files (follow the template provided in the Foundation index.html file, should be in the root directory of your site).



Now that you're going to be doing some nifty Sass programming, you'll probably want to install a VS extension that supports syntax highlighting/Intellisense.  I use Mindscape HQ's Web Workbench - (free version works great, $39 for the Pro version).  And if you're new to Sass, start with the official documentation at








On Monday, July 9, 2012 11:08:51 PM UTC-4, Mr. G wrote:

  i just built a site using foundation 2 and we are almost ready to launch.  i edited the original foundation.css file.  so it would be nice to upgrade,  but I am not sure what is involved in doing this. and how would i bring my changes over without redoing forgotten work. 


i also am a bit confused by installing foundation as a project.  I used visual studio with master pages.  


I check to see if the site has the css box tages using your advise to use the chrome inspector.  which was my first time ( i usually use web developer add on in firefox)   thanks for the tip.  i never new chrome could do all that.  


anyway I did not see css boxing tags  .  but most of my pages are in master pages?? so inspection is suspect. 


I do want to stop and say,  i love you beautiful people for your splendid contribution to the look of the world.   After all these years!  hallelujah!  


on the other hand, i noticed upgrades or changes in the way the pages were acting in the past week, so i thought certain  things were getting upgraded automatically. 






On Friday, June 29, 2012 6:11:05 PM UTC-4, Jonathan Smiley wrote:

In case any of you didn't notice, Foundation 3 is live and is a huge upgrade from Foundation 2. I wanted to thank all of you in the group for your input, as well as for fielding some of the support and questions which in turn frees us up to work on the code :)


Enjoy the new code, and post feedback here. Thanks.





Jonathan Smiley

ZURB | Partner, Design Lead



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