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Super Useful CSS Resources
A collection of 70 hand-picked, web-based tools which are actually useful.
Each will generate pure CSS without the need for JS or any external libraries.
Avoiding Hasty Abstractions (AHA programming)
What I've been reading (week 49, 2022)
Phil Wolstenholme -
Who is working on building communities?
Rosie Sherry -
Music Monday — What are you listening to? (Hip Hop Edition)
Michael Tharrington -
Top comments (7)
I didn't finish my submission for the Pusher contest on here, but I started to write a Vue app for that. It was my first experience really using a component-based JS framework. It took me a bit to get the hang of it, but the 'Aha!' moment came once I was able to grasp how easy it was to compose components and communicate up and down the component tree.
I'm a backend dev by day so I was a bit rusty on the frontend side of things, the last time I did frontend work was a SPA written with a bunch of spaghetti jQuery code about 5 years back.
The most recent thing I learned is how to use Chrome DevTools with Node. I know this is probably the very first thing devs learn, but I only learned it this week when I started learning Node😅. I also learnt what slots are in Vue after scratching my head for a while.
It was for a WebJob on Azure. I had to schedule a sitemap generator but I had no idea where, relatively to the executable, I could place the site map. One of those "so simple it's hard to find" kind of questions. Turns out that the default path is
d:\home\site\wwwroot\, but the best approach is to fetch the environment variable for it, which is called
WEBROOT_PATH. Having that, it was easy to just add wherever the sitemap was supposed to be and schedule the WebJob.
I originally studied to be a designer but fell in love with development. That was nearly a decade ago, and over the past few years, I've become frustrated with realising my own ideas. I was missing something to push me further, and to drive some motivation since I wasn't entirely happy with how personal projects ended up.
So the "Aha!" moment for me is getting back into web design!
I was working on my music player web app and I realized the reason it was slow was because I was storing the song file data in IndexedDB as
ArrayBuffers instead of
I was wondering why Less wasn't compiling with the JS web tags... turns out I had forgotten to add them in the first place 😆
My most recent aha! Moment was figuring out what was Rebase used for in Git(pretty basic maybe, but for some reason people i know are scare of it)