Front End Developer Awareness

Web Development | Posted by Keefr July 8th, 2016

markup-htmlNice article on the role of the front end developer — and how aware and how many hats they truly have to wear.

I need really thought about it, but a lot of what the article highlights in terms of awareness are a lot of the reasons I love my job as a senior front end developer and the variety it offers.

Source: CSS Tricks – A Front End Developer is Aware

The Fallen CSS Competitors

CSS | Posted by Keefr July 5th, 2016

Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)It’s always interesting to read/hear about technologies that didn’t make it. Sometimes the competitors that fall are legitimately flawed or lessor than the eventual winner. Other times, the winner isn’t always the best, but wins out regardless. CSS is somewhere in between those two things.

It’s also cool to see places where CSS inherited, borrowed and improved on other technologies and proposals.

Source: Eager.io – The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

WordPress Plugin Equivalents in Drupal

Content Management Systems, Drupal, WordPress | Posted by Keefr June 28th, 2016

DrupalIt’s no secret that WordPress is my go-to for content management system driven web sites. It’s free. It’s mature and it’s got a huge community both in terms of support and in its plugins library. There’s no need to re-invent the wheel most of the time.

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Overriding Hover Styles on Mobile

JavaScript, jQuery, Mobile, Web Development | Posted by Keefr May 25th, 2016

I’m always looking for more snippets of code, markup, etc. to add to my always growing TextExpander list of bits I’ll reuse. This is a definite one I immediately added.

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Preventing Web Widows and Orphans

Web Development | Posted by Keefr May 22nd, 2016

jqueryWorking for an agency with a traditional print background, our designers are often hung up on widows and orphans. With most designs these days having some form of responsive and/or fluid component, it’s hard not to have the occasional widow or orphans. While I’ve admittedly never spent much time trying to come up with a solution, a quick Google search tonight found this post from a few years back that uses a few lines of jQuery to basically insert a non-breaking space to prevent single words from dropping to their own line all by themselves.

It’s a great start, and the couple lines of jQuery have been added to my large, but still ever-growing list of text snippets in TextExpander.

Source: Web Dev Door –
Preventing Widows and Orphans in Websites