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Angular 10 Now Available

June 24th, 2020

Angular 10.0.0 is here! This is a major release that spans the entire platform, including the framework, Angular Material, and the CLI. This release is smaller than typical; it has only been 4 months since we released version 9.0 of Angular. Photo of Butterfly Beach by Minko Gechev We try to release two major versions…

How can we make it better?

March 9th, 2020

The web has completely changed since its birth, 25 years ago. It has changed from a small niche group of users to a global user base in just a few years. Out have sprung the giants of Tech and the tools to produce and manage ever more content online. Over that time the ecosphere of…

Let’s Say You Were Going to Write a Blog Post About Dark Mode

February 26th, 2020

This is not that blog post. I’m saying let’s say you were. This is not a knock any other blog posts out there about Dark Mode. There are lots of good ones, and I’m a fan of any information-sharing blog post. This is more of a thought exercise on what I think it would take…

Google Translate adds five languages

February 26th, 2020

Millions of people around the world use Google Translate, weather in a verbal conversation, or while navigating a menu or reading a webpage online. Translate learns from existing translations, which are most often found on the web. Languages without a lot of web content have traditionally been challenging to translate, but through advancements in our…

Best Google Chrome Extensions 2020

February 26th, 2020

It makes sense to work as efficiently as possible because you spend the entire day on your device, and most of it is focused on internet browsing. The good news is that web browser plugins or extensions will help to improve the online experience to increase your productivity. You can use these extensions to save…

React v16.13.0

February 25th, 2020

Today we are releasing React 16.13.0. It contains bugfixes and new deprecation warnings to help prepare for a future major release. New Warnings Warnings for some updates during render A React component should not cause side effects in other components during rendering. It is supported to call setState during render, but only for the same…

WordPress 5.4 Beta 3

February 25th, 2020

WordPress 5.4 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.4 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose “bleeding edge nightlies”…

How we help Black-owned businesses grow their digital skills

February 25th, 2020

Born on a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1867, Sarah Breedlove faced many challenges as she sought to work her way out of poverty during a time of intense racial discrimination. Like many Black Americans, Sarah, who would later be known as Madam C.J. Walker, turned to entrepreneurship as a way to create her own…

Responsive Grid Magazine Layout in Just 20 Lines of CSS

February 25th, 2020

I was recently working on a modern take of the blogroll. The idea was to offer readers a selection of latest posts from those blogs in a magazine-style layout, instead of just popping a list of our favorite blogs in the sidebar. The easy part was grabbing a list of posts with excerpts from our…

Pages for Likes

February 24th, 2020

I posted about parsing an RSS feed in JavaScript the other day. I also posted about my RSS setup talking about how Feedbin is at the heart of it. Dave discovered that Feedbin can also produce an RSS feed for all your likes. Like is a feature of Feedbin, and fortunately also NetNewsWire, which syncs…