When choosing between pixels and rems in CSS, you should almost always use rems. It’s a simple rule to follow. This article explains why.
I recently discovered an awesome tool called Coolify that calls itself an open-source Netlify or Heroku alternative that can be self-hosted. Gave it a whirl for my own personal projects and loved it, so I thought I’d share.
Austin Gil joins the show and KBall continues an old email correspondence about the JS community and growth. Then, the gang plays a round of TIL where Austin shares his learnings about the HTML
capture attribute. Finally, Austin shares what it’s like to have a blog post blow up.
It’s cool to see the how far HTML has come. Every once in a while I find something that seems super powerful, wrapped up in a simple implementation. This time it was the HTML capture attribute.
Ignoring progressive enhancement could be seriously hurting your conversions. This article will show you how to build resiliency into your apps.
I came across an interesting use case for edge compute the other day: cookie management at the edge. It probably won’t be super relevant to a ton of people, but it’s an interesting use case I wanted to share, nonetheless.
Austin Gil writes an excellent post on how to get more team members involved with accessibility by sharing tools they’ll actually use. He covers tools for designers, developers, editor plugins, frontend frameworks, stylesheets, and even CI/CD integrations.
Austin Gil explains some of the benefits of using SVG for your site’s favicon:
- Crisp image quality with a single file
- Support for emojis
- Inline icon (no need for a linked resource)
- Dark mode detection (sweet!)
Disclaimer: browser support is not amazing.
For building applications, I like to use a “modern” tech stack (Vue.js, Express.js, Node, PostgreSQL). Sexy, new technology is fun to work with and makes me feel smart. However, I see a lot of folks in the dev community speak poorly about WordPress, and I just don’t get it.
He goes on to explain why he continues to use WordPress, things he doesn’t love about it, and provides a few tips for using WordPress effectively.
An epic 5-part series on building HTML forms right.
Forms are arguably the most important parts of any web application. Without forms, we would not have sites like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Reddit, etc. However, the more I browse the web, the more I see poor implementations of forms.
In this series, we will examine the proper steps to creating forms for the web, how to think about the code we write, and considerations to make along the way.
Austin plans on turning this series into a full-blown book this year, so expect more from him in this arena very soon.