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.
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
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
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
One of the things that front-end and back-end developers alike loathe is the dreaded scenario where a content author wants to be able to add their own styles to content. No, not set a skin or theme to the content. They insist that an <h1> be any of 16+ million colors. The <img> should have
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?
Wait, what’s the CSSOM? Well, I’ve talked about it in the past; it’s the object model for your styles. I even wrote about how to make a CSSOM analyzer. What I didn’t know then, that I know now, is that you can manipulate the CSSOM. It’s not just there for show and tell. You can
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?
The world of front-end development is changing at a lightning fast pace. It’s hard enough for a front-end developer to keep up. So, how should a Tridion architect or general back-end developer stay “in the know” about the world of front-end development? Let me share with you what I’ve been doing in 2016 that I