Archive for the ‘Beginner’ Category

A Guide to 2017 Conferences

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Back by popular demand! It's difficult to keep track of all of the great talks and conferences happening in our industry. Sometimes you may find out too late that an event is taking place, and it's a real shame when it's an something you might have att...

Web Animation Workshops

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I’m thrilled to announce a brand new workshop series I’m starting with Val Head about web animation! We’ll be taking two-day workshop around to different cities starting this November, starting with Austin and New York. Whether you’re a beginne...

Use Cases for Fixed Backgrounds in CSS

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File this into a category of personal "CSS Ah-Ha Moments". The background-attachment property has never seemed all that useful to me. I have always looked at it as some sort of old school design trick from the GeoCities days to get a repeating backgrou...

What the heck is the event loop anyway?

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In 2014, Philip Roberts gave a great talk at JSConf EU, walking through the event loop and breaking down what JavaScript is doing under the hood for those of us without CS degrees. I came across this talk the other day in my Twitter stream, and really ...

Web Design in 4 Minutes

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Jeremy Thomas explains web design (the basic applying style to content part) through an interactive step-by-step walkthrough. I could see this being an ah-ha moment for plenty of folks in the early stages of understanding web design. Direct Link to Art...

The Moment CSS Started Making “Sense”

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It was way back in 2008 that Chris shared his "Ah-ha!" moment when working with CSS. You know, that metaphorical lightbulb that ignites when you go from not knowing what the heck CSS is to suddenly having a baseline for understanding how it works. For...

Debugging CSS Keyframe Animations

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Creating CSS animations may be about learning the syntax, but mastering a beautiful and intuitive-feeling animation requires a bit more nuance. Since animations command so much attention, it's important to refine our code to get the timing right and de...