I’m turning 40 next year (yikes!) and even though I’ve been making websites for over 25 years, I feel like I’m finally beginning to understand the kind of development I like. Expectedly, these are not new revelations and my views can be summed up by two older Computer Science adages that pre-date my career.
You can do this yourself if you want to deal with the cost, maintenance, and technical debt. For example, this is one of the big use-cases for “headless” browsers, … Read article “scrapestack: An API for Scraping Sites”
Let’s look at how to create and style these separate “letters,” and find out when … Read article “The Trick to Animating the Dot on the Letter “i””
WordPress shipped the Block Editor (aka Gutenberg) back in version 5.0 and with it came a snazzy new post preview screen that shows the WordPress logo drawing itself while the preview loads.… Read article “Digging Into the Preview Loading Animation in WordPress”
GraphQL and REST are two specifications used when building APIs for websites to use. REST defines a series of unique identifiers (URLs) that applications use to request and send data. GraphQL defines a query language that allows client applications to specify precisely the data they need from a single endpoint. They are related technologies and used for largely the same things (in fact, they can and often do co-exist), but they are also very different.
I’m in love with SVG. Sure, the code can look dense and difficult at first, but you’ll see the beauty in the results when you get to know it. The bonus is that those results are in code, so it can be hooked up to a CMS. Your designers can rest easy knowing they don’t have to reproduce an effect for every article or product on your site.
Who needs a project manager? You’re an organized person who can keep track of your own work, right?
I gained a new appreciation for CSS Grid when building a flexible layout for a conference schedule. The needs of the project aligned perfectly with grid’s strengths: a two-dimensional (vertical and horizontal) layout with … Read article “Building a Conference Schedule with CSS Grid”