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Small Business Boom During the Pandemic: How to Launch Your First Business

March 18th, 2022

In economic terms. the pandemic wasn’t easy for anyone. Hundreds of thousands of businesses were impacted. Millions lost their jobs. Tens of millions were forced out of their offices. However, a strange happened – people started creating their own businesses. Just look at the US census data: More than 5.4 million applications to start companies…

How to Upgrade to the React 18 Release Candidate

March 7th, 2022

Our next major version, React 18, is available today as a Release Candidate (RC). As we shared at React Conf, React 18 introduces features powered by our new concurrent renderer, with a gradual adoption strategy for existing applications. In this post, we will guide you through the steps for upgrading to React 18. If you’d…

Getting Started With the File System Access API

February 14th, 2022

The File System Access API is a web API that allows read and write access to a user’s local files. It unlocks new capabilities to build powerful web applications, such as text editors or IDEs, image editing tools, improved import/export, all in the frontend. Let’s look into how to get started using this API. Reading…

How to Make CSS Slanted Containers

February 9th, 2022

I was updating my portfolio and wanted to use the forward-slash (/) as a visual element for the site’s main layout. I hadn’t attempted to create a slanted container in CSS before, but it seemed like it would be easy at first glance. As I began digging into it more, however, there were actually a…

The Relevance of TypeScript in 2022

January 31st, 2022

It’s 2022. And the current relevance of TypeScript is undisputed. TypeScript has dominated the front-end developer experience by many, many accounts. By now you likely already know that TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript, building on JavaScript by adding syntax for type declarations, classes, and other object-oriented features with type-checking. And when I say dominated,…

W3C Web Fonts Working Group honored in 2021 Emmy® Awards

January 26th, 2022

The National Academy of Arts and Sciences has released its 2021 list of Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards today and we were delighted to discover that the Web Fonts Working Group, along with MPEG, will be honored for standardizing font technology for custom downloadable fonts and typography for web and TV devices. This award represents…

How Do You Handle Component Spacing in a Design System?

January 25th, 2022

Say you’ve got a <Card /> component. It’s highly likely it shouldn’t be butted right up against any other components with no spacing around it. That’s true for… pretty much every component. So, how do you handle component spacing in a design system? Do you apply spacing using margin directly on the <Card />? Perhaps…

Using SVG in WordPress (2 Helpful Plugin Recommendations)

January 21st, 2022

There is a little legwork to do if you plan on using SVG in WordPress. For fair-enough reasons, WordPress doesn’t allow SVG out of the box. SVG is a markup syntax that has lots of power, including the ability to load other resources and run JavaScript. So, if WordPress were to blanketly allow SVG by…

Angular 2021 Recap and 2022 Preview

January 20th, 2022

Happy New Year! 2021 was a difficult year for everyone around the globe but as a community, we’ve managed to stick together and continue to move Angular forward. Let’s take a quick review of some things that happened in 2021 and take a peek at some things that are on the horizon for Angular in 2022. Welcome…

8 Helpful Accessibility Links for January 2022

January 13th, 2022

Every now and then, I find that I’ve accumulated a bunch of links about various things I find interesting. Accessibility is one of those things! Here’s a list of related links to other articles that I’ve been saving up and think are worth sharing. Myths about Web Accessibility — Alvaro Montoro covers some classics. My…