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A πŸ’© Notification Code Pen

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) Updated on ・1 min read

If you want to see the previous Code Pen I did, check out A Simple ⭐ Rating Code Pen.

Continuing along with my 2018 Resolutions to make Code Pens this year, here is my latest.

A fun little poop notification component. Maybe Squatty Potty can use it πŸ˜‚ (watch their commercial if you're having a bad day).

One of the reasons I wanted to start making Code Pens was to see how much I can do without the help of JS. In this example, Javascript is only used to increment a CSS variable.

The easiest way to work on the hover effect is to use the "force state" feature in Chrome. See it in action at 2:40, the Bonus Tip! part of the What's New in DevTools video on how to work with "force state".

Yes, the poop emoji looks like a pilgrim. That's the best I could do for their hat for now. That's all folks. Now go hover over that πŸ’© notification!

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Hasn’t the forced-state feature been in Chrome dev tools for, like, years?


Yeah you're right, but for some reason I thought they had tweaked it in 64. They were just talking about the feature at 2.40 as a bonus tip in general, not Chrome 64 specific in m.youtube.com/watch?v=90wNAn05Cf4.


Bref, j'ai fais une petite gaffe. πŸ’©


Is force state new?

It's been around for ages, no?


Already commented above. πŸ˜‰ I changed the post to just show how to do it via force state. Maybe you're seeing a cached version of the article?


Yeah, possible, no comments when I read it