The boilerplate seems dated. Googled and discovered that Zurb has made big changes to their boilerplate. To make our lives even easier, they released a Gem a month back.
With that Gem, you essentially just need pick up their current markup which makes your life a lot easier.
I weighed my options; continue to use the laborious tables method or pick up some basic Ruby gem installation skills and make sure it runs with the current setup.
- a pinch of curiosity
- 1 gem installation manual
- 3 pieces truffle paste pizza
- a terminal (As a designer, GUI is still my first option whenever possible)
- give your sr dev a heads up that you will be messing with their stuff (My head of architect is this really cool guy that encourages anyone to learn new things)
- Give self a Smack talk that the migration seems pretty easy which means any clueless designer should be able to do it themselves and it seems like a great way to spend the Friday night.
- Follow the instructions
- Run it
- Replace all codes with the new markup
- Test again & again till you get it right
I LOVE IT. A 1500 lines of code been reduced to a neat 300 lines. Am sold! It makes my email layout a lot more digestible. Specially for the backend engineers. They are generally not a fan of HTML markup language or any frontend codes.