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CSS

CSS is not easy

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Technically this isn’t much of a blog post, but I saw a great quote by Jeremy Keith on the subject of CSS simplicity and wanted to share it as it mirrors most of my own feelings on the subject. Unlike a programming language that requires knowledge of loops, variables, and other concepts, CSS is pretty easy… Continue Reading +

Web Tools - Sass, Gulp, Grunt and React

KISS your workflow

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Do I need to use Grunt? Do I need to use Gulp? Do I need to use Sass? Do I need to use React? I see people asking these type of questions a lot, and I think the answer should be to ask what problems each of those things is trying to solve and do… Continue Reading +

Vertical Dividers On Horizontal List Items

Vertical dividers on horizontal List

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I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve had to create a horizontal navigation menu with vertical dividers between the list items. The ones where the end result should look something like this: Item 1 | Item 2 | Item 3 | Item 4 | Item 5 I’ve tried many different ways of achieving… Continue Reading +

Sharing on Facebook without Javascript

Adding a share link to Facebook without using JavaScript

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Recently I had to add a Facebook sharing link into a webpage where Javascript was not available, and I wasn’t sure if it was possible. After some researching I discovered that it was indeed possible if all you need is the basic functionality, and really, why would you want to overcomplicate things? The following method… Continue Reading +

Sass cache Grunt error

Solving an issue involving Grunt and the Sass cache

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I’ve recently been trying out Grunt instead of the tried and trusted CodeKit as there’s a few things I really like about it, one of which is how customisable it is. I set Grunt us to watch my Sass/Scss files and compile whenever I saved them. Sadly, one issue I was struggling with was a… Continue Reading +

Code wrapping

Sublime Text 3 – wrapping selection in tag shortcut

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As a front-end web developer, something I seem to end up doing a lot of times is wrapping individual lines, or wrapping a section of code with HTML tags. For example, I might have received a text document from a client with copy for their website and I need to wrap the supplied content in… Continue Reading +

Captcha Example

Something you didn’t know about CAPTCHA

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You know those annoying boxes that make you enter a few words into a box before you can continue submitting a comment/downloading a file/some other action, they’re called CAPTCHA or Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Their main purpose is to help in preventing spam, but there’s another bonus reason… Continue Reading +

Cake Slices

And so it ends!

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It feels a little aberrant to write this, but I won’t be posting cake recipes online every month next year! I’ll still be baking the occasional cake, but after 24 months and 26 cakes, my little side-project 12cakes.com is coming to an end. It started as a simple plan to help encourage me to make… Continue Reading +