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I think I may have been a tad ambitious diving head first into foundation. I tried my darndest to follow along with what tutorials I could find, and followed Tom Hogans post as much as I could. http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/11597-how-to-install-grunt-and-libsass-on-windows

Most of this is going clear over my head, and I really want to learn this to make myself a nice shiny website, but I'm not sure this is a good jumping off point. I got through most of the tutorials, though I am quite sure I installed things to incorrect directories, nothing went smoothly, and as it has taken me a few nights to work my way through what I'm seeing as 80% of just the installation tutorial, I fear actually making anything with this will be too daunting of a task.

The reason I'm making this post is to ask anyone if they know where someone with just html and css experience should go to ease into this sort of thing. I had never opened up the command prompt before trying this, and just want something that looks good and isn't too difficult. Maybe there is a custom site building tool with a gui that provides flexibility (just not wix or wordpress), or a quick tutorial online for getting going with css3 or some better javascript or jquery plugins and libraries. Because at this point I'm just spitting out buzzwords I know of, and really want to express my naivety as well as my enthusiasm towards building something and learning.

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I think I may have been a tad ambitious diving head first into foundation. I tried my darndest to follow along with what tutorials I could find, and followed Tom Hogans post as much as I could. http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/11597-how-to-install-grunt-and-libsass-on-windows

Most of this is going clear over my head, and I really want to learn this to make myself a nice shiny website, but I'm not sure this is a good jumping off point. I got through most of the tutorials, though I am quite sure I installed things to incorrect directories, nothing went smoothly, and as it has taken me a few nights to work my way through what I'm seeing as 80% of just the installation tutorial, I fear actually making anything with this will be too daunting of a task.

The reason I'm making this post is to ask anyone if they know where someone with just html and css experience should go to ease into this sort of thing. I had never opened up the command prompt before trying this, and just want something that looks good and isn't too difficult. Maybe there is a custom site building tool with a gui that provides flexibility (just not wix or wordpress), or a quick tutorial online for getting going with css3 or some better javascript or jquery plugins and libraries. Because at this point I'm just spitting out buzzwords I know of, and really want to express my naivety as well as my enthusiasm towards building something and learning.

Web Learning Track about 5 years ago

Not sure if I understand your question correctly, but if you know some html and CSS you don't need to use Sass. Just download the html with css (http://foundation.zurb.com/develop/download.html) by clicking the big button "Download Everything" and start playing with that. You can use free code editor from here: http://brackets.io/

if you don't have one.

Then go to youtube and type zurb foundation tutorial and you will find few. You can make website like shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUu1x2INVsg
without installing Sass.

Rafi Benkual about 5 years ago

Wlt is right - the css version just needs a code editor like sublime text