[Symfony 2][Assetic] Sass, CompassFilter + Foundation Responsive Front-end Framework

Did you ever wonder how to enable 3rd party plugins (or so called “frameworks“) within the great compass toolset managed by assetic in your edgy symfony 2.1 project?

(If there is more extensive documentation available concerning assetic + CompassFilter, please stop reading on and let me know!)

If you take a look at the filter class itself (it is CompassFilter in the generic Assetic\Filter namespace), you should recognise several option values that you can use in your application wide config.yml file.

But first you have to install the framework plugin following these instructions.

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[Symfony 2] composer.json for a assumed-stable symfony 2 distribution

This small composer.json file is used in a project i am working on atm, feel free to use it at own risk. I will provide non-periodical updates and hopefully soon a full upgrade to symfony 2.1.x including doctrine orm 2.2.x.

I still did not get the point regarding dependency resolution, so i simply “composed” the composer file by writing down my own requirements (“i want only the hottest, newest stuff!!”, then tracked down the error messages, removing them by explicetly writing down the missing dependencies by using the latest “dev-*” versions. After that i tried to run the project, which actually did not work, but selective downgrade of some of the bundles (framework, security-extra blahblah) finally did the job. Continue reading “[Symfony 2] composer.json for a assumed-stable symfony 2 distribution”

Symfony 2 – Set Default Locale On Form Login #2

A small update/correction out of sequence:

A few weeks ago i described how to hook into the form login process in order to change the user session´s locale.

In the meantime a non backwards compatible code modification has been introduced that outdated this article. From now on (Symfony 2.0.4) the locale and default locale settings are maintained within the request object (and not as used to be in the session).

So, here is a little update – under reserve – because the locale setting´s logic will probably change again in the future.

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[Symfony 2] AsseticBundle, Less CSS & YUI Compressor unter OSX installieren

Das AsseticBundle ist ein Wrapper um Assetic, ein geniales Tool, um statische Assets für Webprojekte zu verwalten. AsseticBundle ist extrem einfach zu verwenden, einfach die entsprechende Filter-Chain via yaml konfigurieren, um mehr muss man sich nicht kümmern. Natürlich allerdings müssen die zugrundeliegenden Abhängigkeiten im Vorfeld installiert sein. In unserem Falle benötigen wir den Yui-Compressor als jar-File und Less CSS. Less ist ein node.js Modul, was bedingt, dass wir zuvor node.js installieren müssen.
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