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11/30/2022   CSS Tricks

One of the main goals of the WordPress Site Editor (and, yes, that is now the “official” name) is to move basic block styling from CSS to structured JSON. JSON files are machine-readable, which makes it consumable by …


Using The New Constrained Layout In WordPress Block Themes originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/30/2022   Smashing Magazine
December is almost here, so why not spread some holiday love across your devices? We’ve got some beautiful wallpapers to sweeten up the last days of the year.
11/29/2022   CSS Tricks

I’m a sucker for anything about front-end job titles.

Anselm Hannemann:

CSS evolved and we’re beyond the point where everyone can just do it as a side interest. We all can learn it and build amazing stuff with it,


More Than “Slapping Paint on a Website” originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/28/2022   CSS Tricks

HTML lists are boring. They don’t do much, so we don’t really think about them despite how widely used they are. And we’re still able to do the same things we’ve always done to customize them, like removing markers, reversing …


Newer Things to Know About Good Ol’ HTML Lists originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/24/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this guide, Pearl Akpan analyzes the methods and properties that make user interface solutions such as infinite scrolling, animating elements on scroll, or even the popular drag and drop achievable, and afterward, dives into some practical use cases for them.
11/23/2022   CSS Tricks

Well, color me this! I was griping to myself last night about just how gosh dang hard it is to read text messages in Apple Messages. You know, not the blue bubbles that you get when messaging other iPhone users. …


Apple Messages & Color Contrast originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/22/2022   CSS Tricks

Well, hey check this out. Looks like there is a brand spankin’ new blog over at WordPress.org all about WordPress development. In the original proposal for the blog, Birgit Pauli-Haak writes:

The Make Core blog has a heavy


WordPress Developer Blog originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/22/2022   Smashing Magazine
Prioritizing performance when building our web apps improves the user experience and helps ensure they can be used by as many people as possible. In this article, Michelle Barker will walk you through some of the front-end optimization tips to keep our Vue apps as efficient as possible.
11/21/2022   CSS Tricks

BEM. Like seemingly all techniques in the world of front-end development, writing CSS in a BEM format can be polarizing. But it is – at least in my Twitter bubble – one of the better-liked CSS methodologies.

Personally, I think …


Taming the Cascade With BEM and Modern CSS Selectors originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/21/2022   Smashing Magazine
This article is the second of two parts about a guide to making websites accessible to keyboard users. Here Cristian Diaz covers a toolset on JavaScript that you can mix into different components to create a great experience for keyboard users.
11/18/2022   CSS Tricks

What I will be doing here is kind of an experiment to explore tricks that leverage a bug with the way CSS gradients handle sub-pixel rendering to create a static noise effect — like you might see on a TV with no signal.


Making Static Noise From a Weird CSS Gradient Bug originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/17/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this episode we’re talking about User Journey Mapping. What is it, and how does it help us build better digital products? Vitaly talks to expert Stéphanie Walter to find out.
11/17/2022   CSS Tricks

So far, we’ve covered how to work with data from an external API in a custom WordPress block. We walked through the process of fetching that data for use on the front end of a WordPress site, and how to …


Creating a Settings UI for a Custom WordPress Block originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/17/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this article, Alba Silvente shows us the theoretical and practical solutions to the most common problems when working with images and how to automate them by using a headless CMS and an image CDN.
11/16/2022   CSS Tricks

Hey folks! If you’ve been keeping up with the latest DigitalOcean news, you might be aware that we recently announced our acquisition of a company called Cloudways. In case you’re curious about what this means, we thought it might …


DigitalOcean Welcomes Cloudways to the Family originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/16/2022   CSS Tricks

I’m often asked where to learn web development. The answer varies, of course, and we’ve published a few posts on the topic over the years, the most recent of which was Chris taking a stab at different learning paths in


Finding Front-End Development Scholarships originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/16/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this article, Noah Mashni and Mark Steadman share their approach to how to leverage the automated test results from the accessibility checks to drive change and reach sustainable digital accessibility transformation.
11/15/2022   CSS Tricks

Is it Fall? Winter? I don’t know, but I woke up with snow in the front yard this morning and felt like it was time to write a little update about what’s been happening around CSS-Tricks this past month, as …


Behind the CSScenes, November 2022 originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/14/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this article, Cristian Diaz covers how to use HTML and CSS to create an accessible experience for keyboard users while mentioning what WCAG criteria we should keep into consideration.
11/14/2022   CSS Tricks

In this article we will be diving into the world of scrollbars. I know, it doesn’t sound too glamorous, but trust me, a well-designed page goes hand-in-hand with a matching scrollbar. The old-fashioned chrome scrollbar just doesn’t fit in as …


Classy and Cool Custom CSS Scrollbars: A Showcase originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/11/2022   CSS Tricks

After Part 1 and Part 2, I am back with a third article to explore more fancy shapes. Like the previous articles, we are going to combine CSS Grid with clipping and masking to create fancy layouts for image …


CSS Grid and Custom Shapes, Part 3 originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/11/2022   Smashing Magazine
Working abroad is a popular prospect, yet many people — including professionals in the tech sphere — don’t know where to start. In this article, Andrew Stetsenko gives you an ultimate step-by-step guide to finding and making international opportunities happen.
11/09/2022   Web Developer Juice

Installing Nginx on Ubuntu is a pretty straightforward process. You can either install it through the Ubuntu repositories or by compiling it from the source. If you want to install Nginx through the Ubuntu repositories, all you need to do is run...

The post How to install Nginx on Ubuntu: Quick Read appeared first on Web Developer Juice.

11/08/2022   Smashing Magazine
Everything design systems on accessibility, enterprise design systems, Figma kits, data visualization, motion design, multi-lingual design, naming, ROI calculator and UX writing.
11/08/2022   CSS Tricks

Sacha Greif openly wondered whether CSS has gotten to be, you know, too big. With all the goodies that’ve shipped in browsers the past couple of years — container queries! relative color syntax! cascade layers! logical properties


What CSS Do You Absolutely Have to Know in 2022? originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/07/2022   CSS Tricks

The way we write CSS for WordPress themes is in the midst of sweeping changes. I recently shared a technique for adding fluid type support in WordPress by way of theme.json, a new file that WordPress has been pushing


Managing CSS Styles in a WordPress Block Theme originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter.

11/07/2022   Smashing Magazine
Let’s talk about Next.js, one of the most well-known React frameworks used for production. From new components to font optimization, Atila shares a quick overview and invites you to join his [Advanced Next.js Masterclass](https://smashingconf.com/online-workshops/workshops/advanced-nextjs-atila-fassina) taking place later this month.
11/04/2022   Smashing Magazine
Transparency is part of the fabric of many remote businesses. It doesn’t, however, come naturally to everyone, especially if you’ve only recently become remote. In this article, Siobhan takes you through some of the practical ways that you can build transparency within your organization.
11/03/2022   Web Developer Juice

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a term that refers to practices, strategies, and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving customer service relationships and assisting in customer retention,...

The post 7 Tips for Improving Your Customer Relationship Management ( CRM ) appeared first on Web Developer Juice.

11/03/2022   Smashing Magazine
What’s the state of HTML Email, Vue.js and Next.js? Would you like to level up with modern CSS? What are new, smart interface design patterns we could use? Let’s figure it all out together with our [brand new online workshops](https://smashingconf.com/online-workshops/) alongside our free community meetups.
11/02/2022   Web Developer Juice

If you’re looking to start a dropshipping business, Shopify is a great platform to use. Dropshipping is a business model in which you sell products without carrying any inventory yourself. When a customer places an order on your shop, you simply contact...

The post How to Start Dropshipping on Shopify in 7 Steps appeared first on Web Developer Juice.

11/02/2022   Smashing Magazine
When designing navigation on mobile, we don’t have to rely on slide-in-menus or nested accordions. We can also use the curtain design pattern, and show multiple levels of navigation at once.
11/01/2022   Web Developer Juice

Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing platform that offers users a wide range of tools and services for building and deploying applications on the web. Google Cloud Platform is a part of the larger Google Cloud ecosystem, which also includes the...

The post Google Cloud Platform: The Future of Cloud Computing appeared first on Web Developer Juice.

11/01/2022   Web Developer Juice

As more businesses move to the cloud, they are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cloud network security threats. Here are the top three threats and how to avoid them: Data breaches One of the most common and devastating cloud security threats is data...

The post The Top 3 Cloud Network Security Threats (And How to Avoid Them) appeared first on Web Developer Juice.

11/01/2022   Smashing Magazine
If building a GraphQL API backed by a native graph database sounds interesting or at all helpful for the problems you’re trying to solve as a developer, perhaps you’d like to give the open-source [Neo4j GraphQL Library](https://srv.buysellads.com/ads/long/x/TCZPLYDDTTTTTTFR6JINCTTTTTTGVUIVKKTTTTTTCT2NTYYTTTTTTI4BVH7U4JBCKQ466IDGV2IUWESGCV7WALL5QYYE) a try. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why!
10/31/2022   Smashing Magazine
November is just around the corner, and with it, a new collection of desktop wallpapers to celebrate the beginning of the month. Designed by creatives from all across the globe, they come in versions with and without a calendar. Let’s make November colorful!