Ways to Make an Ecommerce Store on Node.js in 2021 | Guide for Beginners

The upcoming trend of 2021 shows that eCommerce growth is inevitable due to COVID consequences, remote work, and a bunch of commonly known factors, that’s why offline sales will strengthen the market of digital solutions. The current situation has increased the demand for the development of high-speed platforms to gain customer loyalty and trust. The […]

Zero Trickery Custom Radios and Checkboxes

I feel like half of all “custom-designed radio buttons and checkboxes” do two things: Make them bigger Colorize them I always think of SurveyMonkey for having big chunky radios and checkboxes. And indeed, just poking at their interface quickly, even internally, the app uses has those all over the place: SurveyMonkey’s implementation appears to be […]

A Clever Sticky Footer Technique

Upon hearing “sticky footer” these days, I would think most people imagine a position: sticky situation where a footer element appears fixed on the screen while in the scrolling context of some parent element. That’s not quite what I’m talking about here. “Sticky footers” were a UI concept before position: sticky existed and they mean […]

Color Alpha Anywhere

In my “Different Degrees of Custom Property Usage” article, I noted a situation about colors and CSS custom properties where I went “too far” with breaking up HSL color values. Breaking every single color into its H, S, and L parts is may be a step too far. But you probably do want to split it […]

Other Looks at the Conditional Border Radius Trick

Remember when Ahmad Shadeed wrote about that border-radius “toggle” he found in Facebook’s CSS? It was interesting! I covered it. A few weeks after that surge of linkage, a couple of articles came out digging into it a little deeper. In “Evaluating Clever CSS Solutions,” Michelle Barker wonders how clever is too clever? While undoubtedly […]

Interactive Rebase: Clean up your Commit History

This article is part of our “Advanced Git” series. Be sure to follow Tower on Twitter or sign up for their newsletter to hear about the next articles. Interactive Rebase is the Swiss Army knife of Git commands: lots of use cases and lots of possibilities! It’s really a great addition to any developer’s tool […]

Semantic menu context

Scott digs into the history of the <menu> element. He traced it as far back as HTML 2 (!) in a 1994 changelog. The vibe then, it seems, was to mark up a list. I would suspect the intention is much like <nav> is today, but I really don’t know. Short story: HTML 4 deprecated […]

How to Create React App in 2021 [Guide]

Introduction Say whatever you will about the world of app creation, but there is no denying that it is exceptionally vast and contains practically endless possibilities within itself. And you don’t have to go that far, for example, supporting that claim. Just think of any situation in life that doesn’t have an app aimed at […]

Easy Dark Mode (and Multiple Color Themes!) in React

I was working on a large React application for a startup, and aside from just wanting some good strategies to keep our styles organized, I wanted to give this whole “dark mode” thing a shot. With the huge ecosystem around React, you might think that there would be a go-to solution for style themes, but […]

Don’t Snore on CORS

Whatever, I just needed a title. Everyone’s favorite web security feature has crossed my desk a bunch of times lately and I always feel like that is a sign I should write something because that’s what blogging is. The main problem with CORS is that developers don’t understand CORS. The basic concept of it is […]

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