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2023 Posts

  1. Winging It post type

    Intuitive Web Design with OOUX

    During our conversation we look at 3 examples of unintuitive web design, and learn how to create websites and apps that are more intuitive using object-oriented user experience (OOUX) design strategies.

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  2. Article post type

    SQLAlchemy for Django Developers

    SQLAlchemy is a Python library for interacting with relational databases. It is a popular alternative to Django’s ORM used by frameworks such as FastAPI. In this article we will help curious Django developers write their first queries with SQLAlchemy, and highlight key differences.

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  3. Article post type

    FastAPI Path Operations for Django Developers

    FastAPI path operations are the equivalent of Django views. In this article we explore the differences, advantages, and gotchas of using them from the perspective of a Django developer.

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  4. Video post type

    Demystifying CSS Container Queries

    CSS Container Queries promise even more powerful styling approaches, but… what the heck are they? How do they actually work? Miriam joined Jason to teach and explore Container Queries in live code.

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    Podcast post type

    CSS Containers

    A web development podcast from LogRocket

    I talk with Noel Minchow about CSS Container Queries, why they took so long, how they work, and what to watch out for.

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to another person.
    Link post type

    Sass Package Importer (Request for Comments)

    A new proposal for importing from NPM packages in Sass

    UI libraries like Vuetify and Bootstrap make it easy to extend their themes by providing Sass source files with their NPM packages. Now, Sass is requesting feedback on a simpler way to import those libraries into your Sass styles with e.g. @use "pkg:bootstrap".

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    Winging It post type

    htmx

    During our conversation, we discuss what htmx is, how it improves user experience, and walk through some examples of common UI patterns using htmx.

  8. A stand of smartphones
    Article post type

    When to Choose a Native Mobile App

    Part 2 – Responsive Web App vs Native Mobile App vs Progressive Web App

    If you have an idea for a digital product, you may be wondering if you should build a responsive web app, a native mobile app, or a progressive web app. Is one option inherently better? What are the pros and cons? This is part 2 of a three-part series unpacking…

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  9. Winging It post type

    CSS Cascade Layers

    If you’ve ever found yourself in a specificity war, you’ll understand how important having control over style priority can be. During our conversation, we discussed what CSS Layers are and how you can use them in your project.

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  10. spider web with dew drops
    Article post type

    When to Choose a Responsive Web App

    Part 1 – Responsive Web App vs Native Mobile App vs Progressive Web App

    The decision of what platform to use to build your app is quite important – affecting project scope, timeline, and budget. But understanding the differences between a responsive web app, a native mobile app, and a progressive web app – and deciding which one is right for your project …

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  11. The top front of a bright yellow shipping container with the door open and a blue sky behind it
    Article post type

    Can We Query the Root Container?

    The complexities of containment, overflow, and ‘propagation’

    I spoke about Container Queries at both Smashing Conference (San Francisco) and CSS Day (Amsterdam) – where I recommended setting up a root container to replace most media queries. Since then, Temani Afif pointed out a few issues with that approach, and sent me down a rabbit hole of overlapping…

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  12. Article post type

    Using Web Platform Tests to Write and Test Polyfills

    Learn how to leverage Web Platform Tests to ensure your polyfills are implementing upcoming browser features correctly, including how to generate a comprehensive report of failing/passing tests on each change.

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  13. Article post type

    Python Web Conference 2023 Recap

    OddBird sponsored Python Web Conference 2023 and sent me to attend. In this article I showcase my favorite talks and activities from this excellent online event, including a list of useful resources for web application security, introductions to new PaaS providers, and a comparison of the most popular Python web…

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2022

  1. 12 Days of Web
    Link post type

    Cascade Layers

    Giving us control over the cascade

    Don’t let specificity force you into strict selector conventions. Cascade Layers allow us to manage specificity without resorting to naming hacks or the !important flag.

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