My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
If you're using Wordpress, you surely have seen this spinner effect while performing various actions within the admin area. I liked it a lot and that's the reason I made a SCSS version of it, posted a demo on CodePen and even it's not rocket science, I pushed it on GitHub too.
Nowadays, encoding stuff is not a secret anymore and we're using data URI for small images, SVG's and even custom fonts. After all, this is one of the best ways to minimize the number of HTTP requests. On this matter, I thought about making a list with some online conversion tools you can use right away.
As you may have read a while ago,
position: sticky landed in WebKit. Now, the latest news is that Firefox Nightly supports sticky positioning too and that's definitely good news!
I found this two years old Dribbble shot by Ignacio Giri. Don't ask me how, I just don't remember how did I stumble upon it but one thing is clear: I bookmarked this dropdown menu concept, stared at it a bit and then I thought about making something similar with CSS.
Customizing form elements was always pretty frustrating and the select element is one of those elements who can make you want to pull your remaining hair out while trying to style it. As you may already know, when talking about its customization, there isn't too much CSS stuff you can apply to it, just properties like color, background, font or border.
In this article, in order to customize the look of the native HTML dropdown select, we'll be using a different approach based on some cutting edge techniques like
Last month I wrote about my thoughts on becoming a better developer and not only. This time, to help you join the best design community, I have two Dribbble invites for you.
According to DOM level 4 specs, which is the current version in development, there are some new handy mutation methods available:
I ask myself this question quite often. What it takes to become a better developer? Not a ninja, guru, master or whatever, but just a better developer. I'm talking about how to improve and learn more every day.