The C in CSS (2022.04.20 @ Full Stack Ghent)

Yesterday I attended the April 2022 “Full Stack Ghent” Meetup, at the offices of In The Pocket. The evening consisted of 8 lightning talks. Being part of the speaker line-up, I kicked off the meetup with a talk titled “The C in CSS”. CSS is short for “Cascading Style Sheets”. But what exactly is this …

What’s new in @bramus/specificity v2

Back in February I created @bramus/specificity, an NPM package to calculate the Specificity of CSS Selectors. As that version was more of a thought experiment/POC, there was a lot of room for improvement. Yesterday, after 11 betas, version 2.0.0 of @bramus/specificity was released. Let’s take a look … Quick Example To give you an idea …

Embrace the Platform (UX Ghent)

Last week I was invited to speak at the March 2022 UX Ghent meetup, a frontend-themed edition. I gave a talk called “Embrace the Platform”, which is all about Progressive Enhancement. The slidedeck is up on slidr.io, and is also embedded below: The slides themselves won’t tell you that much, though. To know the details, …

Force DNS resolving in cURL with the --resolve switch

It’s possible to force DNS resolving in cURL using the –resolve switch. The –resolve switch allows you to tell curl which address to request when it would resolve a given hostname. The format of the argument is domain:port:ip # HTTPS Example curl -I -L https://domain.example.org/ \ –resolve domain.example.org:443:192.168.0.1 # HTTP Example curl -I -L http://domain.example.org/ …