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
This year, I was awarded the SDL Web MVP. For the fourth time. Really. And, I’m actually surprised by it; I lost a lot of my “writing mojo” towards the end of last year (it’s hard to know what to write about). But, I can tell you something I want to write about right now: What
It’s that time of year again; the time of the year when the year ends. Sure, I could reflect on it, like I did for 2014. But, ehh, I’ve done that in years-passed. This time, I’d like to rate it. You know, like a review. Like an Amazon review or something. And I like writing
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?