Forms that Move With You with Wufoo

I’ve been into the idea of JAMstack lately. In fact, it was at the inaugural JAMstack_conf that I gave a talked called The All-Powerful Font-End Developer. My overall point there was that there are all these services that we can leverage as front-end developers to build complete websites without needing much help from other disciplines — if any at all.

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Multiple Background Clip

You know how you can have multiple backgrounds?

body {
  background-image: 
    url(image-one.jpg),
    url(image-two.jpg);
}

That’s just background-image. You can set their position too, as you might expect. We’ll shorthand it:

body {
  background: 
    url(image-one.jpg) no-repeat top right,
    url(image-two.jpg) no-repeat bottom left;
}

I snuck background-repeat in there just for fun. Another one you might not think of setting for multiple different backgrounds, though, is background-clip. In this linked article, Stefan Judis notes that this unlocks some … Read article

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How to Test Usability of a Website Before Launch

Websites have become more important than ever as the Internet has continued to play an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. One of the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to using a website is failing to conduct adequate usability tests before launching. Conducting tests to figure out where you’re having problems You …
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The Importance of One-on-Ones

What do we mean by 1:1 (pronounced one-on-one)? This is typically a private conversation between an Engineering Manager/Lead and their Employee. I personally have been a Lead, a Manager, and also an Independent Contributor/Software Engineer, so I’ve sat at each side of the table. I’ve both had great experiences on each side and have made mistakes on each side. That said, I’m going to cover some meditations on the subject because 1:1s open opportunities for personal and professional growth when … Read article

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Using the WP Queue to Copy REST API Data to Files

Recently Matt Shaw from Delicious Brains published a post about a new library they created to help in one of their products. This library WP_Queue provides a Laravel-like Job management system for WordPress. A job queue is a system that allows you to schedule jobs to run in the future. We tend to use jobs …
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Slide an Image to Reveal Text with CSS Animations

I want to take a closer look at the CSS animation property and walk through an effect that I used on my own portfolio website: making text appear from behind a moving object. Here’s an isolated example if you’d like to see the final product.

Here’s what we’re going to work with:

See the Pen
Revealing Text Animation Part 4 – Responsive
by Jesper Ekstrom (@jesper-ekstrom)
on CodePen.

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Designing for the web ought to mean making HTML and CSS

David Heinemeier Hansson has written an interesting post about the current state of web design and how designers ought to be able to still work on the code side of things:

We build using server-side rendering, Turbolinks, and Stimulus. All tools that are approachable and realistic for designers to adopt, since the major focus is just on HTML and CSS, with a few sprinkles of JavaScript for interactivity.

And it’s not like it’s some well kept secret! In fact, every

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How to Keep Your Site Secure Using a Web Application Firewall (WAF)

If there’s one phrase more prevalent than ‘website security‘ in the conversations about running a WordPress site, we’re yet to find it. You may already know the ins and outs of protecting your site using security plugins. However, that’s not the only step you can take, especially if you want to leave no stone unturned …
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How to Choose the Best Color Palette For Your Blog

Have you ever wondered why many blogs struggle to get traffic while others just go with the flow and end up attracting more shoppers? Surprisingly a lot of it has to do with the color you use. It is important to note that every color has a meaning behind it and generates a certain emotion. …
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