Archive for the ‘Tools & Libraries’ Category

Your Site without JavaScript

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This post was originally published on calibreapp.com and reposted here with the author’s permission. If you're interested in taking Calibre for a spin, you can start a free 14-day trial today. There are plenty of reasons why the presence of JavaScri...

Building a Multiplayer TicTacToe Game with Meteor

Meteor is a popular, full stack web framework that makes it very easy to prototype your ideas and get from development to production really fast. Its reactive nature and the use of DDP, make it a great candidate for building simple, multiplayer, browse...

How to Create a QR Code Reader for Your Mobile Website

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The barcode and QR code have modernized our shopping and searching experience. Customers carrying smartphones can now pick up a product anywhere in the world, scan its barcode or its QR code using one of the many free phone apps and find out its lowest...

Quick Tip: Getting Started with Headless Chrome in Node.js

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Oftentimes in our line of work we need to be able to replicate a user journey repeatedly to make sure that our pages are offering a consistent experience as we make changes to our site. Critical to being able to accomplish this consistently and conven...

Nuxt.js: A Universal Vue.js Application Framework

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Universal (or Isomorphic) JavaScript is a term that has become very common in the JavaScript community. It is used to describe JavaScript code that can execute both on the client and the server. Many modern JavaScript frameworks, like Vue.js, are aimed...

Using Polymer in WordPress: Build a Custom Google Maps Component

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Web components are a set of standards for creating custom, reusable HTML elements. Polymer is an open-source JavaScript library for building web applications using web components. Created by those clever folks at Google, it provides a number of additio...

Creating Beautiful Charts Using Vue.js Wrappers for Chart.js

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Charts are an important part of modern websites and applications. They help to present information that cannot be simply represented in text. Charts also help to make sense of data that would ordinarily not make sense in a textual format by presenting ...

A Beginner’s Guide to HTML5 Cross-Browser Polyfills

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The web can seem fast moving. New frameworks, tools, and even languages come and go. Yet many developers feel that they have to move as fast as their slowest user. New browsers are ‘evergreen’ — they auto-update unseen in the background witho...

How to Bundle a Simple Static Site Using Webpack

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Webpack is all the rage right now. It has over 30,000 stars on GitHub and has been embraced by some of the big guns in the JavaScript world, such as the React and Angular. However, you don't need to be working on a large-scale project to take advantage...

GreenSock for Beginners (Part 2): GSAP’s Timeline

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The aim of this second part of GreenSock for Beginners is to introduce you to GreenSock's TimelineMax. You'll be learning: Why you need a timeline How to include multiple tweens in a timeline How to package multiple timelines into functions and nest ...