Last year, I wrote an article covering how I got Foundation for Emails to work in Windows. The project has been long abandoned by Zurb, but I haven't found anything that works quite so well. Fortunately, you don't need the convoluted WSL/NVM/pray-to-the-gods method that I wrote about last year. Now, you can just edit a single file, and be up and running on Windows immediately.
I recently integrated Pi-hole into my home network using an Orange Pi One and my TP-Link Archer C7 V2 router. I decided to outline my steps in case somebody else is wondering how to do it with that exact hardware.
Pi-Hole is an open source project that claims to be "a black hole for Internet advertisements", which means it is basically a local DNS with loopbacks for known ad servers. When you're done with this article, you'll have an ad-free experience for all the devices on your home network. Installing everything is a fairly easy process that will leave you feeling like a renegade from big data tracking.
Foundation for Emails was a revelation when it first came out. It uses NPM to help you build responsive emails that look mostly the same in various email clients. It inlines and compresses your HTML so you can pop it into Listrak and be done.
I use it at work all the time, but getting it to
npm install is getting harder and harder. Zurb hasn't maintained it in a long time, which is a disappointment to many.
I recently spent some time troubleshooting this on a Windows machine with Ubuntu installed via WSL, and I'd like to share how I got it working.
I don't know if you've been keeping up with Bootstrap lately, but their version 4.0 release is coming along quite nicely. I'm a particular fan of its Reboot settings, which build upon Normalize.css to give some opinionated defaults. You can read about some of the plusses here, but that article skips over my favorite feature - modern system native fonts.
Today, I want to write a quick how-to on adding a little promotional div to the top of your Shopify store. This could come in handy with the holidays coming up! In my shops, we're using it to promote flash coupon codes and shipping discounts. There be code ahead!