11 Dec

How I’ve Improved as a Web Developer (and a Person) in 2019

We’re sliding into the roaring twenties of the twenty-first century (cue Jazz music 🎷). It’s important that you and I, as responsible people, follow the tradition of looking back on the past year and reflect on the things that went right and wrong in the hopes of becoming the best version of ourselves in the year ahead.

I never do New Year’s resolutions, except for when I was ten years old and wanted to open a local self-run detective agency … Read article

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11 Dec

If you work as a dev for a product team, what’s it like?

I feel so sheltered! I've worked for the same SaaS product for about 8 years, and I don't live in a place like SF where it seems like everyone is "tech tech tech tech" all the time, so I really only have experience in this one place. I'm curious about ...

11 Dec

Changelog: Hidden Comments

About a month ago, we released blocking tools for user safety. That functionality was part of an ongoing priority to provide community members with the tools they need to deal with a variety of situations. Today, we're rolling out the ability for autho...

11 Dec

Freak Flags

I don't see image sprites used that much anymore, but it's still a good technique for reducing downloaded decorative image assets when you have multiple on a page. The big idea is combining all the graphics into one and then shifting around the size and background-position to reveal one at a time.

Say you're site needs dozens or hundreds of country flags — that's a perfect opportunity for a sprite. Michael P. Cohen has built a generator site to help … Read article

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11 Dec

Just Sharing My Gulpfile

Seemingly out of the blue, the Gulp processing I had set up for this site started to have a race condition. I'd run my watch command, change some CSS, and the processing would sometimes leave behind some extra files that were meant to be cleaned up during the processing. Like the cleanup tasks happened before the files landed in the file system (or something... I never really got to the bottom of it).

Nevermind about the specifics of that bug. … Read article

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11 Dec

List of Meta-Great Websites

Soul for the Web Soup Not all websites "resonate" the same... ðŸ˜

This post is an ode to META-GREAT websites that are also odd:

ATV, drone, elbil, elsykkel, rc helikopter, ATV, robot, elat for the design, the navigation and the xmas decorations.

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11 Dec

Web Design And Development Advent Roundup For 2019

In the run-up to Christmas, there is a tradition across the web design and development community to produce advent calendars, typically with a new article or resource for each day of December. Last year, I did a roundup of these calendars, and now that the 2019 season is in full swing, here is this year’s line-up. I’m sure you’ll notice that the majority of the calendars published here are true community efforts, often with the bulk of the work falling to an individual or tiny team, with no budget to pay authors and editors.

11 Dec

Web Design And Development Advent Roundup For 2019

In the run-up to Christmas, there is a tradition across the web design and development community to produce advent calendars, typically with a new article or resource for each day of December. Last year, I did a roundup of these calendars, and now that the 2019 season is in full swing, here is this year’s line-up. I’m sure you’ll notice that the majority of the calendars published here are true community efforts, often with the bulk of the work falling to an individual or tiny team, with no budget to pay authors and editors.