UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
UX Design in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
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How To Migrate From WordPress To The Eleventy Static Site Generator

Eleventy is a static site generator. We’re going to delve into why you’d want to use a static site generator, get into the nitty-gritty of converting a simple WordPress site to Eleventy, and talk about the pros and cons of managing content this way. Let’s go! What Is A Static Site Generator? I started my web development career decades ago in the mid-1990s when HTML and CSS were the only...

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Reactive Variables In GraphQL Apollo Client

In this article, we will look at how to set up reactive variables, how the GraphQL cache polices come into place in defining read and writes to the cache, and provide the ability for developers to add types that exist on the client-side alone so that we can structure queries for client-side variables same way we can for remote GraphQL data. After learning more about the fundamentals of reactive variables,...

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Copy Docs: Make Your Microcopy Full And Consistent, And Maintain It

Remember multiplying your Figma or Sketch frames for demonstrating single-word changes? Or maybe mingling with the .json file in VS code when you needed to update that button text? And what about irritating typos due to a lack of grammar checking plugins in most of the graphic editors? I’m afraid that calling copy docs (like any other framework) a silver bullet will be too much, but at least this technique...

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A Comparison Of <code>async/await</code> Versus <code>then/catch</code>

JavaScript runs code line by line, moving to the next line of code only after the previous one has been executed. But executing code like this can only take us so far. Sometimes, we need to perform tasks that take a long or unpredictable amount of time to complete: fetching data or triggering side-effects via an API, for example. Rather than letting these tasks block JavaScript’s main thread, the language...

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Standardizing <code>&lt;select&gt;</code> And Beyond: The Past, Present And Future Of Native HTML Form Controls

Whether it’s an input to search a website or a text input field and submit button for comments on a blog or a checkbox to accept the terms and conditions of a website, form controls are some of the most common components and provide the foundation for interactivity on the web. They are everywhere online and have been since the beginning of HTML. They were introduced in the HTML 2.0...

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Creating A Continuous Integration Test Workflow Using GitHub Actions

When contributing to projects on version control platforms like GitHub and Bitbucket, the convention is that there is the main branch containing the functional codebase. Then, there are other branches in which several developers can work on copies of the main to either add a new feature, fix a bug, and so on. It makes a lot of sense because it becomes easier to monitor the kind of effect the...

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From The Experts: Global Digital Accessibility Developments During COVID-19

What impact has COVID-19 had on companies across the UK and beyond? I’ve been hosting a series of monthly webinars with senior accessibility guests from global brands such as Microsoft and ATOS, and UK giants like Barclays and Sainsbury’s. We’ve been talking Covid, the challenges and opportunities the crisis brings, agile adjustments, digital inclusion and much, much more. Top Tips From The Experts Visit our website for this evolving series...

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Authenticating React Apps With Auth0

Authentication is a critical aspect of most apps, as developers must ensure the apps they build are secure and can only be accessed by verified users. While custom authentication solutions can be built, the cost and resources involved to build, maintain, host, and secure them can be heavy. This is where Auth0 comes in. Auth0 provides SDKs for all popular web, mobile, and native platforms, allowing for deep integration with...

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Building Serverless Front-End Applications Using Google Cloud Platform

Recently, the development paradigm of applications has begun to shift from manually having to deploy, scale and update the resources used within an application to relying on third-party cloud service providers to do most of the management of these resources. As a developer or an organization that wants to build a market-fit application within the quickest time possible, your main focus might be on delivering your core application service to...

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Data Visualization With ApexCharts

ApexCharts is a modern charting library that helps developers to create beautiful and interactive visualizations for web pages with a simple API, while React-ApexCharts is ApexChart’s React integration that allows us to use ApexCharts in our applications. This article will be beneficial to those who need to show complex graphical data to their customers. Getting Started First, install the React-ApexCharts component in your React application and import react-apexcharts. npm i...

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