Repeat Text as a Background Image in CSS Using element()

👨‍🔬 Experimental technology: Firefox only … Using the element() CSS function it’s possible to recreate album covers that contain repeated text, such as “The Life of Pablo”. .target { background-image: -moz-element(#id_of_an_element_to_use_as_the_background); } Ollie Williams lays it all out on CSS-Tricks. How to Repeat Text as a Background Image in CSS Using element() → 📸 Back […]

The most feared song in jazz, explained

I sometimes like to rewatch pieces from the Vox Earworm and Vox Borders video series. I especially liked this one on John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” from the Vox Earworm series, for which they won the Emmy for “Outstanding New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture”: John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered saxophonists, released “Giant […]

Speed up your Docker builds in Google Cloud Build with Kaniko Cache

When building Docker images locally it will leverage its build cache: When building an image, Docker steps through the instructions in your Dockerfile, executing each in the order specified. As each instruction is examined, Docker looks for an existing image in its cache that it can reuse, rather than creating a new (duplicate) image. Therefore […]

Progressive Web Apps The Superpowers of the Web and Native Apps Combined

Free e-book by Google & Awwards on PWAs: We return to take a closer look at Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and how they combine the reach of the web with the device integrations of installed software. In this ebook, Volume 2 in the series, you will learn: The capabilities of Progressive Web Apps Product strategies […]

Run your GitHub Actions locally with act

When you run act it reads in your GitHub Actions from .github/workflows/ and determines the set of actions that need to be run. It uses the Docker API to either pull or build the necessary images, as defined in your workflow files and finally determines the execution path based on the dependencies that were defined. […]

Creating a Pencil Effect in SVG

Using the feTurbulence and feDisplacementMap filters, Scott Turner make his SVG line-drawings look like they’re pencil-on-paper-like drawings: See the Pen SVG Pencil Filter #1 by Scott Turner (@srt19170) on CodePen. Creating a Pencil Effect in SVG → 💡 If you constantly randomize the turbulence you can create squiggles using SVG or even recreate a heat […]

Pass Data from CSS to JavaScript with CSS Variables

What happens when you combine the fact that part after the : for CSS Custom Properties doesn’t need to be valid CSS with window.getComputedStyle()? You get a way of passing data – including Arrays, Objects, and even JSON – from CSS to JavaScript. Psst… Hey kid… Did you know you can pass data from your […]