Web & Design

  • The Essential Guide To JavaScript’s Newest Data Type: BigInt
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    The Essential Guide To JavaScript’s Newest Data Type: BigInt The Essential Guide To JavaScript’s Newest Data Type: BigInt Faraz Kelhini 2019-07-22T14:00:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 The BigInt data type aims to enable JavaScript programmers to represent integer values larger than the range supported by the Number data type. The ability to represent integers with arbitrary precision is particularly important when performing mathematical operations on large integers. With BigInt, integer overflow will no longer be an issue. Additionally, you can safely work with high-resolution… Read more »
  • Monthly Web Development Update 7/2019: Modern Techniques And Good Trouble
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    Monthly Web Development Update 7/2019: Modern Techniques And Good Trouble Monthly Web Development Update 7/2019: Modern Techniques And Good Trouble Anselm Hannemann 2019-07-19T14:00:00+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 What can we do to cause “good trouble”? First of all, I think it needs to be friendly, helpful and meaningful actions that don’t impact other peoples’ lives. Secondly, it’s something we strongly believe in — it might be using simpler JavaScript methods, reducing the application size, a better toggle UI, publishing a book or building… Read more »
  • Yarn Workspaces: Organize Your Project’s Codebase Like A Pro
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    Yarn Workspaces: Organize Your Project’s Codebase Like A Pro Yarn Workspaces: Organize Your Project’s Codebase Like A Pro Jorge Ferreiro 2019-07-18T12:00:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 Any time I start working on a new project, I ask myself, “Should I use separate git repositories for my back-end server and my front-end client(s)? What’s the best way to organize the codebase?” I had this same question after a few months working on my personal website. I originally had all the code in the same repository:… Read more »
  • 7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them
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    7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them 7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them Noemi Stauffer 2019-07-17T14:00:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 To facilitate your font picking and pairing process, I’ve included examples of how these typefaces have been put to use recently, as well as a few pairing ideas. Enjoy and don’t forget to ping me on Twitter to show me how you’ve used them — I’d love to see it! Gangster Grotesk Designed by… Read more »
  • The Ultimate Guide To Building Scalable Web Scrapers With Scrapy
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    The Ultimate Guide To Building Scalable Web Scrapers With Scrapy The Ultimate Guide To Building Scalable Web Scrapers With Scrapy Daniel Ni 2019-07-16T14:30:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 Web scraping is a way to grab data from websites without needing access to APIs or the website’s database. You only need access to the site’s data — as long as your browser can access the data, you will be able to scrape it. Realistically, most of the time you could just go through a website… Read more »
  • Everything You Need To Know About CSS Margins
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    Everything You Need To Know About CSS Margins Everything You Need To Know About CSS Margins Rachel Andrew 2019-07-15T12:30:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 One of the first things most of us learned when we learned CSS, was details of the various parts of a box in CSS, described as The CSS Box Model. One of the elements in the Box Model is the margin, a transparent area around a box, which will push other elements away from the box contents. The margin-top, margin-right,… Read more »
  • Improve Your JavaScript Knowledge By Reading Source Code
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    Improve Your JavaScript Knowledge By Reading Source Code Improve Your JavaScript Knowledge By Reading Source Code Carl Mungazi 2019-07-12T12:30:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 Do you remember the first time you dug deep into the source code of a library or framework you use frequently? For me, that moment came during my first job as a frontend developer three years ago. We had just finished rewriting an internal legacy framework we used to create e-learning courses. At the beginning of the rewrite, we had… Read more »
  • That Was SmashingConf Toronto 2019
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    That Was SmashingConf Toronto 2019 That Was SmashingConf Toronto 2019 Rachel Andrew 2019-07-11T15:00:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 We all enjoyed returning to Toronto for the second Smashing conference, and in this post, I am sharing some of the things that took place as well as the resources that were shared over the course of the two conference and two workshop days. Look out for the videos of all the presentations which will be released very soon. The Presentations Day 1 Day 2 Workshops… Read more »
  • Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters
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    Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters Andrew Clarke 2019-07-11T12:30:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 As I’d always been at the top of my class during high school, I headed to art college full of confidence that one day I’d be an accomplished painter. This over-confidence didn’t last long though, because when I arrived, I found myself surrounded by conceptual artists, filmmakers, painters, performance artists, printmakers, and sculptors, who all seemed much more talented than I was. This was especially true… Read more »
  • UX Improvements For Keyboard Accessibility
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    UX Improvements For Keyboard Accessibility UX Improvements For Keyboard Accessibility Vitaly Friedman 2019-07-10T16:00:59+02:00 2019-07-23T05:35:01+00:00 How can we provide an accessible user experience for keyboard-only and assistive technology users without affecting the experience for any other users? We’ve kindly asked Aaron Pearlman, Principal UX Designer at Deque Systems, to share some practical tools and techniques to ensure that we’re all providing an inclusive and accessible experience for our users. As a part of our Smashing Membership, we run Smashing TV, a… Read more »
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