A Vue.js introduction for people who know just enough jQuery to get by

Matt Rothenberg with a Vue.js tutorial playing off Shu Uesugi’s 2015 article React.js Introduction For People Who Know Just Enough jQuery To Get By. Matt doesn’t spend quite as much time comparing what building the UI component would be like in jQuery as compared to Vue as Shu did comparing with React, but it’s just as well. It’s literally the exact same UI component (a New Tweet box) as the React article, and now, 2 years later, without downplaying …


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The Can-Do’s of CodePen Projects

We just recently launched Projects, the latest big feature over on CodePen. It’s quite a bit different than the Pen Editor, so let’s take a look at all the things it can do!

A Complete File System, and Complete HTML Files

With CodePen Projects, you get a sidebar of files for you to put whatever files you like.

That’s different than the Pen Editor on CodePen, which only gives you the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript editor to work …


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Total HTML Agnosticism

A couple of good posts on technology agnosticism lately.

Brad Frost says the design system itself is higher level than any particular technology:

… it doesn’t bet the farm on any one technology, the system is able to adapt to inevitable changes to tools, technologies, and trends.

Jonathan Snook thinks Mustache is good choice for otherwise technologically agnostic templating:

I like it because of its simplicity and because it requires the heavy work with the data to be done before …


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When Does a Project Need React?

You know when a project needs HTML and CSS, because it’s all of them. When you reach for JavaScript is fairly clear: when you need interactivity or some functionality that only JavaScript can provide. It used to be fairly clear when we reached for libraries. We reached for jQuery to help us simplify working with the DOM, Ajax, and handle cross-browser issues with JavaScript. We reached for underscore to give us helper functions that the JavaScript alone didn’t have.

As …


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How to Fix Render-Blocking JavaScript and CSS in WordPress

Do you want to eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in WordPress? If you test your website on Google PageSpeed insights, then you will likely see a suggestion to eliminate render-blocking scrips and CSS. In this article, we will show you how to easily fix render… Read More »

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The Power of Custom Directives in Vue

When you’re initially learning a JavaScript framework, it feels a little like being a kid in a candy store. You take in everything available to you, and right off the bat, there are things that will make your life as a developer easier. Inevitably though, we all reach a point working with a framework where we have a use-case that the framework doesn’t cover very well.

The beautiful thing about Vue is that it’s incredibly feature-rich. But even if you …


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Legally Binding Electronic Signatures with eversign

There are few things more obnoxiously tedious than being asked to sign a document over email, where they tell you to print it, sign it, scan it, and email it back. One time I Photoshopped my signature onto a document, and they were able to tell somehow and made me go through the whole rigamarole instead.

We’re working with highly sophisticated computers here, can’t I sign this thing with the web somehow? Yes, you can! As long as the company …


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Persistence Has a Weird Way of Getting Things Done

I like to think of myself as having a decent amount of persistence. But of course, life is complicated. Sometimes I have it and sometimes I don’t. I have in some areas and not in others. C’est la vie. Here’s two very short things that I’ve written up along this theme.

I once wrote this about it, in a little article I called Mediocre Ideas, Showing Up, and Persistence:

Truly great ideas are rare. Jokers like us will probably …


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39 Best Simple WordPress Themes You Should Try (2017)

Are you looking for the most clean, simple and easy to use WordPress theme for your website? Many WordPress themes come with tons of options making it difficult to setup and use. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best simple WordPress themes… Read More »

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