Archive for September, 2017

Turning Text into a Tweetstorm

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With tongue firmly in cheek, I created this script to take a chunk of text and break it up into a tweetstorm, for "readability". Sort of like the opposite of something like Mercury Reader. If the irony is lost on you, it's a gentle ribbing of people wh...

Using Preact as a React Alternative

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Preact is an implementation of the virtual DOM component paradigm just like React and many other similar libraries. Unlike React, it's only 3KB in size, and it also outperforms it in terms of speed. It's created by Jason Miller and available under the ...

Extracting Website Data and Creating APIs with WrapAPI

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Today, almost all services we use have some sort of API. Some web applications are even built from API points alone, being passed to some kind of front-end view. If you're a consumer of a service that provides an API, you'll sometimes need more feature...

CSS Grid PlayGround

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Really great work by the Mozilla gang. Curious, as they already have MDN for CSS Grid, which isn't only a straight reference, they have plenty of "guides". Not that I'm complaining, the design and learning flow of this are fantastic. And of course, I'm...

iOS 11 Safari Feature Flags

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I was rooting around in the settings for iOS Safari the other day and stumbled upon its "Experimental Features" which act just like feature flags in any other desktop browser. This is a new feature in iOS 11 and you can find it at: Settings > Safari...

Best Video Background Plugins for WordPress

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Video backgrounds are a hugely popular website design trend that undoubtedly adds a touch of cool to any site. More importantly, though, using a video background is a powerful way to amplify your site’s message and engage visitors. If you’ve been t...

Best Video Background Plugins for WordPress

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Video backgrounds are a hugely popular website design trend that undoubtedly adds a touch of cool to any site. More importantly, though, using a video background is a powerful way to amplify your site’s message and engage visitors. If you’ve been t...

Roundups: The Newsletter Aggregator for Designers

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Newsletters and other ways of compiling design resources are a dime a dozen. Roundups.co helps you keep an overview. The Part With the Heavy Sighs I don’t know how you feel about this. I’m subscribed to a couple dozen newsletters, and, upon...

​HelloSign API: The dev friendly esign

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(This is a sponsored post.)We know that no API can write your code for you (unfortunately), but ours comes close. With in-depth documentation, customizable features, and dashboard that makes your code easy to debug, you won't find an eSignature product...