Archive for: July, 2017

A Personal Journey to Fix a Grunt File Permissions issue

I was working on a personal project this past week and got a weird error when I tried to compile my Sass files. Unfortunately, I did not screenshot the exact error, but was something along the lines of this: Failed to write to location cssmin: style.css EACCES That EACCES code threw me for a loop but I was able to ded...

Designing Between Ranges

CSS is written slowly, line by line, and with each passing moment, we limit the space of what’s possible for our design system. Take this example: body { font-family: 'Proxima-Nova', sans-serif; color: #333; } With just a couple of lines of CSS we’ve set the defaults for our entire codebase. Most elements (lik...

Summer Bliss And August Adventures: Wallpapers To Kick-Start The New Month (August 2017 Edition)

    Could there be a better way to welcome the new month as with a tidy desktop and a fresh wallpaper? Well, we’ve got you covered. To help you start into August freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe once ag...

Modern Web Design Means Achieving Goals

Before you start sketching design suggestions, you should make sure you know the goal of the website you’re creating. If you do that, you can focus on the things that matter right away. The Gold Digging Years: As Pretty as Possible. In the nineties, questions were not our primary focus. I’ll admit it. Us de...

Twig – the Most Popular Stand-Alone PHP Template Engine

Twig is a template engine for PHP. But isn’t PHP itself a template engine? Yes and no! Even though PHP started as a template engine, it didn’t evolve like one, and while we can still use it as one please tell me which version of “Hello world” you prefer: <?php echo "<p> Hello " . $na...

What is Timeless Web Design?

Let’s say you took on a client, and they wanted something very specific from you. They wanted a website that without any changes at all, would still look good in 10 years. Turns out, when you pose this question to a bunch of web designers and developers, the responses are hugely variant! The Bring It On Crowd T...

Chrome 60

The latest version of Chrome, version 60, is a pretty big deal for us front-end developers. Here’s the two most interesting things for me that just landed via Pete LePage where he outlines all the features in this video: The Paint Timing API gives us an accurate idea of how long it takes to render useful content to ...

Tool Tip: Quickly Uncover Image Theft With Copypants

Who doesn’t know this? You use your own image on your website. Others like them too, and suddenly, your image is being passed around. Copypants helps you protect your property. There Are Lots of Services Against Image Thieves There are many services that help you find image thieves. The easiest method is feeding ...

How to Add HTML5 Video to WordPress Using Custom Fields

Generally speaking, if you ask 10 WordPress developers how to do something, you’ll receive ten different answers. But that speaks to both the versatility of the CMS and that there is more than one solution to any given task. Recently, I faced the challenge of setting up an HTML5 video inside a WordPress page. It&...

Party Parrot

Just a bit of forking fun, kicked off by Tim Van Damme and the inimitable Party Parrot. See the Pen :party: by Tim Van Damme (@maxvoltar) on CodePen. See the Pen :party: by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen. See the Pen :party: by Steve Gardner (@steveg3003) on CodePen. See the Pen :party: by Louis Hoebregts (@M...