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Instant Form Validation Using JavaScript

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HTML5 introduces a couple of new attributes for implementing browser-based form validation. The pattern attribute is a regular-expression that defines the range of valid inputs for textarea elements and most types of input. The required attribute speci...

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...

The Power of Custom Directives in Vue

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When you're initially learning a JavaScript framework, it feels a little like being a kid in a candy store. You take in everything available to you, and right off the bat, there are things that will make your life as a developer easier. Inevitably thou...

Intro to Vue.js: Components, Props, and Slots

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This is the second part in a five-part series about the JavaScript framework, Vue.js. In this part, we'll go over Components, Props, and Slots. This is not intended to be a complete guide, but rather an overview of the basics to get you up and running ...

Intro to Vue.js: Rendering, Directives, and Events

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If I was going to sum up my experiences with Vue in a sentence, I'd probably say something like "it's just so reasonable" or "It gives me the tools I want when I want them, and never gets in my way". Again and again, when learning Vue, I smiled to myse...

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...