Archive for July, 2017

A Personal Journey to Fix a Grunt File Permissions issue

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I was working on a personal project this past week and got a weird error when I tried to compile my Sass files. Unfortunately, I did not screenshot the exact error, but was something along the lines of this: Failed to write to location cssmin: style.cs...

Designing Between Ranges

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CSS is written slowly, line by line, and with each passing moment, we limit the space of what’s possible for our design system. Take this example: body { font-family: 'Proxima-Nova', sans-serif; color: #333; } With just a couple of lines of CSS ...

Modern Web Design Means Achieving Goals

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Before you start sketching design suggestions, you should make sure you know the goal of the website you’re creating. If you do that, you can focus on the things that matter right away. The Gold Digging Years: As Pretty as Possible. In the nineti...

Twig – the Most Popular Stand-Alone PHP Template Engine

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Twig is a template engine for PHP. But isn't PHP itself a template engine? Yes and no! Even though PHP started as a template engine, it didn't evolve like one, and while we can still use it as one please tell me which version of "Hello world" you prefe...

What is Timeless Web Design?

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Let's say you took on a client, and they wanted something very specific from you. They wanted a website that without any changes at all, would still look good in 10 years. Turns out, when you pose this question to a bunch of web designers and develope...

Chrome 60

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The latest version of Chrome, version 60, is a pretty big deal for us front-end developers. Here’s the two most interesting things for me that just landed via Pete LePage where he outlines all the features in this video: The Paint Timing API gives u...

Tool Tip: Quickly Uncover Image Theft With Copypants

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Who doesn’t know this? You use your own image on your website. Others like them too, and suddenly, your image is being passed around. Copypants helps you protect your property. There Are Lots of Services Against Image Thieves There are many servi...

How to Add HTML5 Video to WordPress Using Custom Fields

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Generally speaking, if you ask 10 WordPress developers how to do something, you’ll receive ten different answers. But that speaks to both the versatility of the CMS and that there is more than one solution to any given task. Recently, I faced the...

Party Parrot

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Just a bit of forking fun, kicked off by Tim Van Damme and the inimitable Party Parrot. See the Pen :party: by Tim Van Damme (@maxvoltar) on CodePen. See the Pen :party: by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen. See the Pen :party: by Steve Gardner ...