Skypack — Load optimized npm packages with no install and no build tools

I was delighted to read that CodePen now has built-in support for Skypack. This is a huge step forward to working with packages on CodePen. Great addition to the product! But what exactly is Skypack? Well, it’s the successor to the aforementioned Pika CDN *COMBINED* with the aforementioned Snowpack: Skypack not only serves ES Modules, […]

Front Line PHP – Building modern web applications with PHP 8

The folks over at Spatie are at it again, this time with Front Line PHP. An ebook on cutting edge tactics in PHP 8, accompanied by videos and practical examples. The videos covering the new additions to PHP 8 are free to watch, and should give you an idea of what you can expect. At […]

8 Tips to Make Your Website Feel Like an iOS App

Very nice video by Sam Selikoff in which he sets up a web manifest to make his site feel more app-like. Great production quality. There are some tweaks I’d suggest though: Fixate the header using position: sticky; instead of position: fixed;. No need for that extra margin on the content then. Don’t set the header […]

(t,i,x,y) => “creative code golfing”

Martin Kleppe has created tixy.land, “the most minimalist creative coding environment” as he calls it Control the size and color of a 16×16 dot matrix with a single JavaScript function. The input is limited to 32 characters – but no limits to your creativity! I especially like how the site starts off with some simple […]

The Raven Technique: One Step Closer to Container Queries

Building further upon The Holy Albatross technique, comes The Raven Technique by Mathias Hülsbusch: I want to get closer to actual container queries! So, what does CSS have offer that I could tap into? I have a mathematical background, so functions like calc(), min(), max() and clamp() are things I like and understand. Next step: […]