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Reactive jQuery for Spaghetti-fied Legacy Codebases

July 22nd, 2020

I can hear you crying out now: “Why on Earth would you want to use jQuery when there are much better tools available? Madness! What sort of maniac are you?” These are reasonable questions, and I’ll answer them with a little bit of context. In my current job, I am responsible for the care and…

Find helpful information on the mortgage process in Search

July 22nd, 2020

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’re looking for refinancing information for your current home, the mortgage journey can feel complex and overwhelming. In fact, search interest in “how to buy a house” reached an all-time high in May 2020 in the U.S. and search interest in refinancing reached an all-time high in…

Using Flexbox and text ellipsis together

July 21st, 2020

You can truncate a single line of text with an ellipsis (…) fairly easily with text-overflow and a few friends. But, as you might expect, that truncation happens at the end of the line of text. What if you want to truncate content in the middle? Leonardo Faria details good use cases for this, like…

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

July 21st, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding…

17,572 singers, in perfect harmony (from their own homes)

July 21st, 2020

When you think of a choir, you likely put a descriptor before it: a school choir, a church choir, a community choir. Singing in a chorus usually means you’re standing within a large group of people, belting out songs, and nailing those harmonies together. But what happens when you can’t gather in-person to sing? That’s…

How to Make a Monthly Calendar With Real Data

July 21st, 2020

Have you ever seen a calendar on a webpage and thought, how the heck did they did that? For something like that, it might be natural to reach for a plugin or even an embedded Google Calendar, but it’s actually a lot more straightforward to make one than you might think and only requires the…

Netflix arrives on Nest Hub and Hub Max

July 21st, 2020

The kitchen is a popular place for smart displays in many homes, and for good reason. Whether you’re listening to music, getting the news, or catching up on a popular TV show, your Nest Hub or Next Hub Max keeps you entertained while you’re prepping dinner or doing the dishes. It’s also the ultimate cooking…

Updated Candidate Recommendation: Media Queries Level 4

July 21st, 2020

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of an updated Candidate Recommendation of Media Queries Level 4. Media Queries allow authors to test and query values or features of the user agent or display device, independent of the document being rendered. They are used in the CSS @media rule to conditionally apply styles to a document,…

Levels of Fix

July 20th, 2020

On the web, we have the opportunity to do work that fixes things for people. It’s fascinating to me how different the scope of those fixes can be. Consider the media query prefers-reduced-motion. Eric wrote: I think it’s also worth pointing out the true value prefers-reduced-motion represents: Not attracting buzzword-hungry recruiters on LinkedIn, but improving the quality…

A look at art in isolation captured on Pixel

July 20th, 2020

Every industry has been affected by COVID-19, and the art world is no exception. Content creation requires a new level of imagination as many artists figure out how to approach their work within the confines of shelter in place. Google Pixel’s Creator Labs program, an incubator for photographers and directors launched in Q4 2019, faced…