A Practical Overview Of CSS Houdini

Adrian Bece writing for Smashing Magazine: Houdini, an umbrella term for the collection of browser APIs, aims to bring significant improvements to the web development process and the development of CSS standards in general. Frontend developers will be able to extend the CSS with new features using JavaScript, hook into CSS rendering engine and tell […]

Positioning Text Along a Path with CSS

Michelle Barker has used CSS Motion Path to align text along a path: The “Motion Path” name is a little misleading, as it doesn’t only relate to movement. In fact, although the specification still goes by the name “Motion Path”, the property used to define the path was changed from motion-path to offset-path. It’s easy […]

Using an Emoji as a Favicon

Great “hack” popularized by Lea Verou (but first discovered by Leandro): if you place an emoji inside <text> in an SVG Favicon you instantly have an Emoji Favicon 🙂 Now that all modern browsers support SVG favicons, here's how to turn any emoji into a favicon.svg: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 100 100"><text y=".9em" font-size="90">💩</text></svg> Useful […]

Conceal sensitive information in the Azure Portal with the “Azure Mask” browser extension

If you’re ever doing a livestream you might run into the problem that you’re about to expose sensitive information on your screen, such as UUIDs, emails, passwords, etc. For Azure Portal specifically there’s a browser extension called Azure Mask that does it all for you: This is a browser extension that will mask GUIDs (such […]

gqless – A GraphQL client without queries

Now this is a step forward: gqless is a fundamentally new approach to a GraphQL client. It makes using your API enjoyable, by generating queries at runtime based upon the data your app consumes. Here’s an example app of it in action. Notice how the data it fetched automagically, depending on what is to be […]

Listen to your Web Pages

Always notice how in sci-fi movies the computers make those weird bleepy sounds? Tom Hicks has created a JavaScript snippet that combines MutationObserver with AudioContext to recreate that effect. Copy this into the console of any web page that is interactive and doesn’t do hard reloads. You will hear your DOM changes as different pitches […]

Crafting a Cutout Collage Layout with CSS Grid and clip-path

On Codrops there’s a tutorial on how to create a Cutout Collage Layout using CSS Grid and Clip Path. The result looks quite nice I must say: What I’m not too excited about in this implementation is the fact that it requires you to manually cut up the image into parts beforehand, even though clip-path […]

Azure Functions Custom Handlers

Baller addition (in preview) to Azure Functions: Azure Functions offers first-class support for a limited number of languages. Now in preview, register custom handlers by providing a lightweight HTTP server in any desired language. Use this new capability to extend the language support for your applications, enabling the use of languages or language versions not […]

Can I Unicode‽ Unicode support across JavaScript engines

Small site by @mathias (who else?) on the Unicode support in browsers their JavaScript engines. Changes in the Unicode Standard can affect the JavaScript language. This page gives concrete examples and tracks which exact Unicode version each browser supports for each feature. What surprises me is that some engines support different Unicode versions per feature. […]