Font Awesome is a staple in modern web development. It’s a simple way to add professionally designed icons to spice up your web pages. It’s free, simple to use, and actively maintained by a team of professionals. What’s not to like? The setup is simple: you add a reference to the .css or font file, […]
If you’re reading this post, there’s a chance you’ve already stumbled upon part 1(getting started) and part 2(setting up a build). If you haven’t, checking them out gives this post additional context! Now that we’re starting to learn SASS, it’s natural to dive into the functionality that’s easiest to implement out of the gate. Don’t […]
Cypress.io is great for testing the front end of your app’s UI, but at the time of this post, it lacks a few fundamental features. One important feature is handling file uploads natively, but there is a workaround for that. Another popular use case I came across is testing and interacting with iframes. Testing iframes […]
In our last post, we learned about Laravel Blade and its capablities. That post only scratched the surface, blade can do so much more! In this post, we’ll dive into conditional statements and rendering. Every good templating engine has simple ways to conditionally show blocks of markup. Blade makes this very easy. If you’re used […]
In the last post, we saw how easy it is to conditionally display markup and use inline logic in blade templates. Conditionals are a very useful tool and you will probably use them often. In this post, we will explore how to reduce repetitive code and help adhere to DRY(don’t repeat yourself) principals. What’s one […]
Every here and there, you may come across a use case where it’s necessary to reduce a video file by 50-80% without any noticeable loss of quality. Often times it’s for front-end performance reasons, but can also come in handy if a server has an upload limit(50MB on a typical WordPress site for example). There […]
For years now, SASS has given CSS the functionalities that native CSS wish it could. These includes variables, selector nesting, mixins, extends, and much more. One simple but very powerful thing SASS gives you is the ability to outsource a similar set of style rules into a reusable “function”. This lets you centralize style logic […]
When learning a new programming language, a calculator is a great way to flex your ability. Going the extra mile and tacking on extra features proves to be an even more valuable experience. In this article, I will show you how to implement a neat feature: the ability to multiply without an * operator.