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Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box?

Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box? Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box? Rachel Andrew 2018-09-17T13:30:30+02:00 2018-09-30T07:03:47+00:00 This is the third part of my series on Flexbox. In the past two articles, we have looked at what happens when you create a flex container and explored alignment as it works in Flexbox. This time we are going to take a look at sizing. How do we control the size of our flex items, and what choices is the browser making when it controls the size? Initial Display Of Flex Items If I have a set of items, which...

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Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work

Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Monthly Web Development Update 9/2018: Native Lazy Loading And Imaginary Work Anselm Hannemann 2018-09-14T14:50:19+02:00 2018-09-30T07:03:47+00:00 It’s an interesting concept to compare JavaScript with CO2 and yet a very valid one. Alex Russel who works for the Chrome team and has a lot of insights into the current state of the web says that using too much JavaScript or using it exclusively (without progressive enhancement/graceful degradation) will have the same effect as too much CO2 for the ecosystem on planet Earth — the ecosystem will fall apart. And just...

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Smashing Book 6 Is Here: New Frontiers In Web Design

Smashing Book 6 Is Here: New Frontiers In Web Design Smashing Book 6 Is Here: New Frontiers In Web Design Vitaly Friedman 2018-09-13T13:25:00+02:00 2018-09-30T07:03:47+00:00 Imagine you were living in a perfect world. A world where everybody has fast, stable and unthrottled connections, reliable and powerful devices, exquisite screens, and capable, resilient browsers. The screens are diverse in size and pixel density, yet our interfaces adapt to varying conditions swiftly and seamlessly. What a glorious time for all of us — designers, developers, senior Webpack configurators and everybody in-between — to be alive, wouldn’t you agree? Well, we all know...

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The Importance Of Manual Accessibility Testing

The Importance Of Manual Accessibility Testing The Importance Of Manual Accessibility Testing Eric Bailey 2018-09-12T13:30:55+02:00 2018-09-30T07:03:47+00:00 Earlier this year, a man drove his car into a lake after following directions from a smartphone app that helps drivers navigate by issuing turn-by-turn directions. Unfortunately, the app’s programming did not include instructions to avoid roads that turn into boat launches. From the perspective of the app, it did exactly what it was programmed to do, i.e. to find the most optimal route from point A to point B given the information made available to it. From the perspective of the man,...

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Introduction To Animation And The iMessage App Store With Shruggie

Introduction To Animation And The iMessage App Store With Shruggie Introduction To Animation And The iMessage App Store With Shruggie Simon Schmid 2018-09-10T14:45:42+02:00 2018-09-30T07:03:47+00:00 When the App Store for iMessage in late 2016 went live, I released Kaomotion, a sticker app with animated kaomoji inside. Ever since the release of this app, I wanted to write up a tutorial about how a simple text character like shruggie (i.e. ¯_(ツ)_/¯) can be animated to give it life-like features: The Shruggie animation we’re going to make. (Large preview) What you are going to read in this article is a step-by-step guide...

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