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Web Developer Search History

Sophie Koonin blogged "Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer," which was a fascinating look into the mind of a web developer and what they need to look up during day-to-day work. We all joke that we just Google stuff (or StackOverflow stuff) we don't know off the bat and copy and paste, but this is more to the heart of it.

A few just from one day:

react-apollo release notes
jest silence warnings

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How Web Content Can Affect Power Usage

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A Comparison of Static Form Providers

Let’s attempt to coin a term here: "Static Form Provider." You bring your HTML <form></form>, but don’t worry about the back-end processing that makes it work. There are a lot of these services out there!

Static Form Providers do all tasks like validating, storing, sending notifications, and integrating with other APIs. It’s lovely when you can delegate big responsibilities like this. The cost? Typically a monthly or annual subscription, except for a few providers and limited plans. The cost … Read article

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Two Browsers Walked Into a Scrollbar

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A Color Picker for Product Images

Sounds kind of like a hard problem doesn't it? We often don't have product shots in thousands of colors, such that we can flip out the <img src="product-red.jpg" alt="red product"/> with <img src="product-blue.jpg" alt="blue product"/>. Nor do we typically have products in a vector format such that we can apply SVG fills to them and such.

There is a clever way to do it though, even when your product shots are bitmap graphic files, like JPG or PNG. … Read article

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Overflow And Data Loss In CSS

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A Proof of Concept for Making Sass Faster

At the start of a new project, Sass compilation happens in the blink of an eye. This feels great, especially when it’s paired with Browsersync, which reloads the stylesheet for us in the browser. But, as the amount of Sass grows, compilation time increases. This is far from ideal.

It can be a real pain when the compilation time creeps over one or two seconds. For me, that's enough time to lose focus at the end of a long day. … Read article

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CSS-Tricks Chronicle XXXVI

This is one of these little roundups of things going on with myself, this site, and the other sites that are part of the CSS-Tricks family.… Read article

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(Why) Some HTML is “optional”

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Web Development Merit Badges

A collection of front-end development achievements. How many can you collect?
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The JavaScript Learning Landscape in 2018

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Planning for Responsive Images

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Where Content Management Systems Fit Into the Process

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CSS Grid Starter Layouts

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