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Integrating TypeScript with Svelte

December 24th, 2020

Svelte is one of the newer JavaScript frameworks and it’s rapidly rising in popularity. It’s a template-based framework, but one which allows for arbitrary JavaScript inside the template bindings; it has a superb reactivity story that’s simple, flexible, and effective; and as an ahead-of-time (AOT) compiled framework, it has incredibly impressive perf, and bundle sizes….

A Calendar in Three Lines of CSS

December 24th, 2020

A seven-column grid makes for a calendar layout pretty quick. You can let the days (grid items) fall onto it naturally, except kick the first day over to the correct first column with grid-column-start. Thoughts: I’d go with an <ol> rather than a <ul> just because it seems like days are definitely ordered. The days…

Custom Styles in GitHub Readme Files

December 23rd, 2020

Even though GitHub Readme files (typically ./readme.md) are Markdown, and although Markdown supports HTML, you can’t put <style> or <script> tags init. (Well, you can, they just get stripped.) So you can’t apply custom styles there. Or can you? You can use SVG as an <img src=”./file.svg” alt=”” /> (anywhere). When used that way, even…

Google Meet and Duo help you share moments that matter

December 23rd, 2020

Without a doubt, 2020 was the year of video calling. And for us, that meant making sure every student, team, and family could jump on a call from any device and have a reliable, safe experience. Google Duo and Google Meet hosted over one trillion minutes of video calls globally. For perspective, that’s equal to…

Upcoming: W3C Workshop on Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range for the Web

December 23rd, 2020

W3C announced today the W3C Workshop on Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the Web, which is being organized as a virtual event in April-May 2021. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together browser vendors, content creators, color scientists, and experts in other relevant areas (e.g. accessibility, scripting,…

Edge Everything

December 22nd, 2020

The series is a wrap, my friends! Thanks for reading and a big special thanks to all the authors this year who shared something they have learned. Many authors really swung wide with thoughts about how we can be better and do better, which, of course, I really love. Adam showed us logical properties and,…

Growing up on the web with lifestyle blogger Keiko Lynn

December 22nd, 2020

Keiko Lynn has only ever had what she calls a “real job” once in her life. She did a short stint at a pretzel parlor as a teenager and kept a blog as a personal diary the whole time. After that, it was full-force creator mode as she launched a clothing line to help pay…

WooCommerce on Mobile

December 22nd, 2020

Whether you use the eCommerce features on WordPress.com or use WooCommerce on your self-hosted WordPress site (like we do), you can use the WooCommerce mobile app. That’s right WooCommerce has native apps for iOS and Android. They’ve just released some nice upgrades to both, making them extra useful. Perhaps you know we use WooCommerce around…

Learn to build no-code apps quickly to simplify your work

December 22nd, 2020

With AppSheet from Google Cloud, anyone can build custom applications without having to write code. Whether you’re part of a large organization seeking digital transformation or a small team in need of creative solutions to organize events during a pandemic, there’s no limit to what you can create. Our biggest piece of advice for those…

Call for Review: HTML Review Draft — Published 29 January 2020 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

December 22nd, 2020

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the WHATWG HTML Review Draft — Published 29 January 2020 as a W3C Proposed Recommendation. We invite the community to provide feedback until 2021-01-19.