Web Development

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One of the really cool things to come out of this year’s retreat was a lot of discussion around JavaScript. About 90% of the programming I do is in JavaScript. Not only is it the language where I have the most experience, it’s the language I like the most. It’s quirky and weird at times,

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The W3C recently tweeted the first working draft of the new CSS Fonts module. And I read it. And I’m excited, and I think you should be, too. There’s a lot of cool things that are going to help us solve some a lot of problems, and do a few cool new tricks.

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It’s not that hard to write CSS. The basics of how the language works can be learned in 15 minutes. Most of the major properties and techniques for using them can be learned in a few days.  You can learn how to build static websites within a few weeks —and there’s scores of books and blogs

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If you haven’t heard, headless Chrome is now A Thing™. A few days ago I wrote a post on how to use Headless Chrome to grab some screenshots from the command line, using a dab o’node and a healthy dose of Promises. Well, after a little more fiddling with it, I’ve got a version 2.0

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Version 59 of Chrome introduced something really cool for Mac developers: a Headless Chrome. It means that now we can run Chrome without using Chrome. How cool is that? In the past we’ve relied on phantom.js or Selenium Webdriver for browser automation and testing. But now, the Chrome team has provided us the ability to

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Sometimes you may run into a challenging situation: You want some JavaScript to execute, but only if some other element has changed. At work, we’ve recently run into a situation with this kind of challenge. We’re using a library on videos, but how can we make sure that our JavaScript only runs after the video

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So you’re a back-end developer. You write .net or Java all day. You create Schemas and Templates in Tridion. It’s Friday. The front-end developers have signed off early and you just got a high priority bug. And it’s in the CSS. You hate CSS. What do you do?

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We’ve all been there. It’s  2:00 in the afternoon. You need to pick up your kids from school. But, when you look at a component in Tridion’s Experience Manager (XPM / Site Edit), it’s broken. WTF! You’re not a front-end guy. You’re an architect. What do you do?