Redesigning The Toast

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Karen McGrane tweets, dreamteam assembles, epic redesign ensues, story of entire process published. Some minor nuggets #RelevantToMyInterets: A big part of the effort was content strategy and taxonomy work. Cleaning up the tag and category system (and... Read more
Redesigning The Toast

Build and Publish Your Own Grunt Plugin

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Grunt is a widespread and popular task runner for JavaScript. Its architecture is based on plugins that you can combine and configure to create a powerful build system for your web applications. The Grunt ecosystem is huge and offers hundreds of plugin... Read more
Build and Publish Your Own Grunt Plugin

Randomness in PHP – Do You Feel Lucky?

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This article analyzes problems related to random number generation used for cryptography purposes. PHP 5 does not provide an easy mechanism for generating cryptographically strong random numbers, while PHP 7 solves this by introducing a couple of CS... Read more
Randomness in PHP – Do You Feel Lucky?

Mastering WP_Meta_Query & WP_Date_Query

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Welcome to the final part of the series—well, technically the final part will be "Series Finale", but you get the idea. In this part, you're going to learn about two sibling classes called WP_Meta_Query and WP_Date_Query. Without further ado, let's ... Read more
Mastering WP_Meta_Query & WP_Date_Query

ECMAScript 6 (ES6): What’s New In The Next Version Of JavaScript

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  You’ve probably heard about ECMAScript 6 (or ES6) already. It’s the next version of JavaScript, and it has some great new features. The features have varying degrees of complexity and are useful in both simple scripts and complex applic... Read more
ECMAScript 6 (ES6): What’s New In The Next Version Of JavaScript

“This One Is Going To Be A Game Changer.” Meet SmashingConf San Francisco 2016

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  So, do you like challenges? Now, this one is going to smash you alright. Meet SmashingConf San Francisco 2016, packed with smart front-end and UX techniques — CSS/JavaScript architecture, SVG, Flexbox, pattern libraries, performance, UX, ... Read more
“This One Is Going To Be A Game Changer.” Meet SmashingConf San Francisco 2016

Conference Talk → Web

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Levels of awesomeness of what you can do with your presentation/slides: Not awesome: do nothing. Average: post your slides on something like Speaker Deck. A little awesome: make slides for the web in the first place, so they work on the web already. V... Read more
Conference Talk → Web