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CSS Basics: Fallback Font Stacks for More Robust Web Typography

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In CSS, you might see a ruleset like this: html { font-family: Lato, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Sans-Serif; } What the heck, right? Why don't I just tell it what font I want to use and that's that? The whole idea here is fallbacks. The browser will try...

CSS Basics: Styling Links Like a Boss

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The web was founded on links. The idea that we can click/tap a link and navigate from one web page to another is how surfin' the web become a household phrase. Links in HTML even look different from regular text without any CSS styling at all. See the ...

CSS Basics: Using Multiple Backgrounds

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With CSS, you can control the background of elements. You can set a background-color to fill it with a solid color, a background-image to fill it with (you guessed it) an image, or even both: body { background-color: red; background-image: url(patt...

CSS Basics: The Second “S” in CSS

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CSS is an abbreviation for Cascading Style Sheets. While most of the discussion about CSS on the web (or even here on CSS-Tricks) is centered around writing styles and how the cascade affects them, what we don't talk a whole lot about is the sheet par...

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A Front End Developer’s Guide to GraphQL

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No matter how large or small your application is, you’ll have to deal with fetching data from a remote server at some point. On the front end, this usually involves hitting a REST endpoint, transforming the response, caching it, and updating your UI....

Introduction to Webpack: Entry, Output, Loaders, and Plugins

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Front-end development has shifted to a modular approach, improving the encapsulation and structure of codebases. Tooling became a critical part of any project, and right now there are a lot of possible choices. Webpack has gained popularity in the last...

Masking vs. Clipping: When to Use Each

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I was recently doing some client work where I used both <clipPath>s and <mask>s in SVG to hide and show content for animation. When I started this project, I thought I knew all of the reasons to use one over the other. But, as tends to happ...

Using Filters in Vue.js

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Filters are an interesting way to deal with data rendering in Vue but are only useful in a small amount of cases. The first thing to understand about filters is that they aren't replacements for methods, computed values, or watchers, because filters do...