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A Look Back at the History of CSS

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When you think of HTML and CSS, you probably imagine them as a package deal. But for years after Tim Berners-Lee first created the World Wide Web in 1989, there was no such thing as CSS. The original plan for the web offered no way to style a website a...

Why Is a String Called a String?

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Why is a string called a string? Have you ever given this some thought? We never use such a word in contexts other than programming for a set of letters sticking together, and yet - in programming it's as pervasive as the word "variable". Why is that, ...

WebAssembly Is Overdue: Thoughts on JavaScript for Large Projects

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[special]At Auth0, most of our software is developed using JavaScript. We make heavy use of the language both on the front and the back-end.[/special] In this article, we'll take a look at JavaScript's usefulness as a general purpose language and give ...

20 Years of CSS

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Bert Bos, noting today as quite a notable day: On December 17, 1996, W3C published the first standard for CSS. Very interesting to see what historic points made the cut for the timeline. The Zen Garden, acid tests, preprocessors... good times! Direct L...

Resilient Web Design

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Jeremy Keith released a new book, for free, on the web only: This is not a handbook. It’s more like a history book. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Resilient Web Design is a post from CSS-Tricks

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

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Today, CSS doesn't really have any competitors. We might compile another language to get it, or apply it in unusual ways, but ultimately styling happens on the web through CSS. But before CSS cemented itself, tells us there was RRP, PWP, FOSI, DSSSL, ...

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

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Today, CSS doesn't really have any competitors. We might compile another language to get it, or apply it in unusual ways, but ultimately styling happens on the web through CSS. But before CSS cemented itself, tells us there was RRP, PWP, FOSI, DSSSL, ...