CSS Pixel Art Examples

CSS | Posted by Keefr August 30th, 2016

CSSGrowing up, when the Internet was just a baby, and BBS’s were the thing, I used to dabble in creating ASCII and ANSI art, the latter taking mainly the rubout character and using different colors to make crude pixel art and sprites. I wish I had some somewhere to review and reflect. They probably weren’t as good as I remember, so maybe it’s better off they’ve been lost to time.

Regardless, ANSI art was the grandfather of CSS Pixel art — a way of creating icons, logos, and other visuals utilizing just cascading style sheets. The article linked below shows some great examples of creating art, utilizing only CSS. While it’s not the most efficient way to create, it is cool, if nothing more than a proof-of-concept of the power of CSS and the creativity of developers out there.

Source: CSS-Tricks – Fun Times With CSS Pixel Art

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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