Pretty neat little website from Joan Perals, inspired by stuff like Lynn’s A Single Div. With multiple hard-stop background-image gradients, you don’t need extra HTML elements to draw shapes — you can draw as many shapes as you want on a single element. There is even a stacking order to work with. Drawing with backgrounds is certainly CSS trickery!
Lea Verou digging up the CSS trickery classic and applying it to clip the backgrounds of some code blocks:
The profile README is created by creating a new repository that’s the same name as your username. For example, my GitHub username is m0nica so I created a new repository with the name m0nica.
I like the apilayer company tagline: “Automate What Should Be Automated.” They have this thick suite of products that are all APIs with clear documentation. They all have usable free tiers to develop against and prove out an idea, and then paid plans if you need to start using the APIs more aggressively. They have a brand new one: marketstack.
You don’t get free reductions in complexity. In CSS land, you don’t get to pick some styling strategy and have all your troubles go away. This is plenty of nuance here, but largely whatever technologies you pick, you’re just placing the … Read article “Tradeoffs and Shifting Complexity”
I always get all excited when I accomplish something, but I get extra excited when I get it done and think, “well, that was easy.” As much as I enjoy fiddling with technology, I enjoy reaping the benefit of well set-up technology even more. That’s why I still get so excited about WordPress — I feel so powerful being able to accomplish big things without a huge amount of time and effort.
Here’s a fancy new experimental feature in Chrome! Now, we can get an overview of the CSS used on a site, from how many colors there are to the number of unused declarations… even down to the total number of defined media queries.… Read article “New in Chrome: CSS Overview”
So, that’s what this post will cover: the mechanisms you can use to perform this switching off, … Read article “How to Disable Code: The Developer’s Production Kill Switch”
Flywheel is my WordPress hosting partner here. I use Local every day for my WordPress local development environment and use their hosting for all my WordPress sites as part of my whole flow, so I’m glad they aren’t just a sponsor but a product I use and like.