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So much care and planning has gone into creating the web platform, to ensure that even as new features are added, they’re added in a way that doesn’t break the web for anyone using an older device or browser. Can you say the same for any framework out there? I don’t mean that to be perceived as throwing shade (as the kids say). Building the actual web platform requires a deeper level of commitment to these sorts
The app we will build together is a flashcard study app for foreign language learners. It is a … Read article
Nicole Sullivan asked. People said:
- 🐦... for the same reason that I buy ingredients rather than growing/raising all of my own food.
- 🐦 I write too many bugs without them.
- 🐦 Avoiding bikeshedding.
- 🐦 ... to solve problems that are adjacent to, but distinct from, the problem I'm trying to solve at hand.
- 🐦 Because to create the same functionality would require a much larger team
- 🐦 I want to be able to focus on building the product
It began, as many things do, with a silly conversation. In this case, I was talking with our Front End Technology Competency Director (aka "boss man") Mundi Morgado.
It went something like this…
Mundi Morgado I want you to build a visual screen reader.
Nathan Smith Who what now?
Mundi Morgado I want a CSS library that allows you to see the structure of a document. It shouldn't use
class so that you're forced to focus on semantics. Also, … Read article
Implementing responsive email design can be a bit of a drag. Building responsive emails isn’t simple at all, it is like taking a time machine back to 2001 when we were all coding website layouts in tables using Dreamweaver and Fireworks.
But there's hope! We have tools available that can make building email much easier and more like coding a modern site. Let’s take a look at a couple of different frameworks that set out to simplify things for us.… Read article
When Chris wrote his idea for a Boilerform, I had already been thinking about starting a new project. I’d just decided to put my front-end boilerplate to bed, and wanted something new to think about. Chris’ idea struck a chord with me immediately, so I got enthusiastically involved in the comments like an excitable puppy. That excitement led me to go ahead and build out the initial version of Boilerform, which you can check out here.… Read article
I was asked to do a little session on this the other day. I'd say I'm underqualified to answer the question, as is any single person. If you really needed hard answers to this question, you'd probably look to aggregate data of survey results from lots of developers.
I am a little qualified though. Aside from running this site which requires me to think about front end development every day and exposes me to lots of conversations about front end … Read article
The following is a guest post by Tom Genoni. Tom is going to introduce us to the thinking and process behind Optimizely's new UI library / Sass framework. Part 2, by Daniel O'Connor, looks at some of the technical and integration bits.
When I first started working on web projects, stylesheets were seen as a necessary evil. It was neither a real language to be taken seriously by a computer-science minded engineer nor simple enough for a … Read article