Ironhack is a coding school that offers full-time, immersive 8-week courses in Web & iOS development. Founded in Madrid and Barcelona, Ironhack recently launched its third campus in Miami and is accepting applications for its March 16th Web Development cohort.
Receive instruction from experts, hailing from leading technology companies such as Spotify, Yahoo and eBay, among others. In addition to teaching relevant technologies, they impart to you their methodologies for making quality software.
Ironhack provides career support to all its students and alumni through their network of hiring partners.
Note from Chris: I'm a believer. Web worker education is changing and Ironhack is on the front lines. The Miami campus looks awesome and that's great for U.S. folks, but take note European readers, they have the same courses in Spain throughout 2015.
The following is a guest post by Ana Tudor. Perhaps you know Ana from her amazing work combining code, math, and art. Here, she shows us how we can change the normal behavior of clipping paths by applying some clever geometry, and then make it work across different technology and browsers.…
The following is a guest post by Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo). Sarah has been researching and giving talks about animation lately. I jumped at the chance to have her share some of that research here, this time focusing on SVG animation and the different tech choices you can make to do it.…
The line-height property in CSS controls the space between lines of text. It is often set in a unitless value (e.g. line-height: 1.4;) so that it is proportional to the font-size. It's a vital property for typographic control. Too low and lines are awkwardly squished together; too high and lines are awkwardly far apart. Both inhibit readability. But you probably already know that.
In this article we'll focus on some trickery. If you know (or can figure out) the …
Patrick Stirling of The Guardian shows off some new ads formats they are using. The first two look like they are just using some @media queries to shuffle things around and resize them. I wasn't able to find a live one to look under the hood at though. It would be really neat to see SVG be used for these because 1) you could make it nicely accessible with real text 2) The scale-and-maintain-proportions ability (even text) would seem appealing. 3) SVG-as-<img> has its own viewport, so contained @media queries work could be based on how wide the ad is, not how wide the screen is.
The third, "The Escalator", is a clever one where the whole ad is revealed only as you scroll. Looks like probably some background-attachment: fixed; action.
Jeremy Keith attempts to make this distinction, using Angular and the concept of "enterprise" software as the catalyst.
"Of the web": Built of fundamental principles of the web. Universal access.
"On the web": The web as a delivery mechanism. The owners dictate use.
Jeremy, who has been banging the progressive enhancement drum since forever, is predictably an "of the web" kinda guy. He only takes issue with the fact that other folks might be forced into working against their principals because of an above-their-head software choice.
I'm slightly less concerned. It actually makes me feel better thinking of things in those terms. While I feel more aligned with the fundamental-principles thinking, I've never held it against any website for dictating how it can be used. There is also gray area here. Every website I've ever worked on had to make choices about what it can feasibly support, because business.
The following is a guest post by Rajoshi Ghosh and Tanmai Gopal of 34 Cross. They emailed me to show me their new website and how performant it was despite having cool features, being visually rich, and responsive. I was like, hey, you should write about it! This is that. Bask in the math.…
In this video, I prattle on about a particular "real world" situation I was in involving how I handle the CodePen Meetups page.
At the very beginning days of CodePen Meetups, we just had a single one planned. It was to be the first ever CodePen Meetup in Austin, Texas. So I made a page for it as part of the main CodePen website (a Rails project) at the URL /meetups/. There, I got to design it however I wanted. …