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
You’re a front-end developer. You’re writing for a component template. You hand off HTML for a back-end developer to write a view. The back-end developer looks at it, goes cross-eyed and starts muttering to himself. You explain it. He says, “yeah, Tridion can’t do that.” You read my last post; you’d know that there’s a
The original title was, “CSS’ Units of Measurement and their impact to the quality of responsive websites”, and then I thought, “I wouldn’t want to read that — there’s no way someone else would.” So I figured I’d try something semi-punny, and then hit you with the real title inside, like a journalist or something.