Archive for February, 2017

Computer Science Distilled, Chapter 2: Complexity

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This is a full chapter excerpt from Wladston Viana Ferreira Filho's brand new book Computer Science Distilled which he has graciously allowed for us to publish here. In almost every computation, a variety of arrangements for the processes is possible. ...

Websites to Generate SVG Patterns

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These aren't particularly hard to web search for, but just in case you didn't know they existed I figured I'd drop them here. I've used all three of these in the past and I think they do a good job of driving home how cool of patterns you can make in S...

Scaling SVG Clipping Paths for CSS Use

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A legit CSS trick documented by Eric Meyer! So there is polygon() in CSS and <polygon> in SVG. They are closely related, but there are all kinds of weirdnesses. For example, you can use path() in CSS to update the d attribute of a <path>, b...

9 Best WordPress Plugins for Use in 2017

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Advertise here via BSAWordPress has many pluses, but it’s not necessarily the most glamorous platform to work with. Still customize it with themes and plugins to fit a designer’s needs has made it the most popular CMS. Plugins are great to have acc...

WordPress Plugin: TinyPNG Compresses JPG and PNG For Free

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TinyPNG compresses JPG and PNG like no other tool. Especially for PNGs, there are few alternatives, due to the lossy compression that sets TinyPNG apart from the competition. As a WordPress plugin, TinyPNG takes care of optimal image sizes fully automa...

What Tutorials Don’t Tell You: How to Approach Projects

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I often hear that people who follow tutorials find themselves unable to approach JavaScript projects on their own. One reason this happens is that tutorials give you a neat set of steps rather than the actual process of figuring out those steps on yo...

Annotation is Now a Web Standard

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This sure is exciting news: the various groups that make up the W3C have agreed upon a set of rules by which we’ll be able to annotate, highlight and make comments to a webpage without the need of a third party script or framework. Dan Whaley descri...