The Way We Talk About CSS

There’s a ton of very quotable stuff from Rachel Andrew’s latest post all about CSS and how we talk about it in the community:
CSS has been seen as this fragile language that we stumble around, trying things out and seeing what works. In particular for layout, rather than using the system as specified, we have so often exploited things about the language in order to achieve far more complex layouts than it was ever designed for. We had to, …
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Link: https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2018/10/04/the-way-we-talk-about-css/

How to Build a Simple Dialog for Your NativeScript Apps

There are a few different ways to implement dialogs in NativeScript apps. The NativeScript dialog module lets you show a variety of dialogs using built-in APIs, and is great for simple use cases.
A sample of the NativeScript dialog module. Try this example in NativeScript Playground

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/how-to-build-a-simple-dialog-for-your-nativescript?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

How to Get and Set CSS Variable Values with JavaScript

CSS variables are a very welcome addition to the language, despite them being incredibly basic.  Sure we could use SASS or stylus but languages should never count on developers relying on frameworks and toolkits to accomplish what we know we need.  And just like every other part of a webpage, you can get and manipulate […]
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Link: https://davidwalsh.name/css-variables-javascript

How to Make a Cross-Browser Compatible Website

Cross-browser compatibility is important. Very important. We have established that fact in our previous post on the need of a cross browser compatible website. So the next step is, how to make cross-browser compatible websites? How can we make sure that our website provides a smooth and seamless user experience across all browsers that your target audience may have access to, be it Firefox, Chrome, or even Internet Explorer?
While developing a website, normally, you use a combination of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML with CSS3 and HTML5 being the latest.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/how-to-make-a-cross-browser-compatible-website?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Customizing a Discourse Forum for Non-Coders and Designers

I’ve had the privilege of moderating, growing, and designing Discourse forums. I wanted to create this guide as a quick walkthrough to help non-coders and designers customize their Discourse forum’s look-and-feel and play with coding! You will need to have admin permissions to do this.

1. Create a Header With Links!
These icons are links to other places your community lives, your blog, website, social media channels, or help pages! You can do as many, or few as possible.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/customizing-a-discourse-forum-for-non-coders-and-d?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

3 Steps to Compose a Lightbox With Standard ZK Components

What’s Going On?
Today we are going on a step-by-step tour in the world of composite controls. We will discuss how to build a simple lightbox — a popup displaying various panels with navigation arrows.
The full runnable example can be found in this GitHub repository.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/3-steps-to-compose-a-lightbox-with-standard-zk-com?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev

Using Custom Fonts in a NativeScript App

Seasoned web and mobile developers know that an easy way to add some pizzazz to an app is to switch to a custom font face. Heck, I’ve been around long enough to remember the Verdana renaissance back in the late 90s!
While the waves and pastels of the 90s are long past us (RIP!), the desire to create engaging user interfaces has not changed. So let’s make this happen with NativeScript.

Link: https://dzone.com/articles/using-custom-fonts-in-a-nativescript-app?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dzone%2Fwebdev