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How to use Sass !default values

One of the core selling points of writing styles using Sass (or SCSS) is being able to use variables. This isn’t as novel a concept now that we have CSS variables native to CSS, but it’s still a big part of Sass. They work as you’d expect for the most part with one exception, the !default keyword…

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Array Map

One of the core skill-sets a developer needs are some strategies to handling data. I don't know about you, but I feel like I'm always doing this type of work. Arrays are a super common structure we encounter a lot in JavaScript and ES6 brought along with it some pretty great new array methods. These…

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Chrome Turning into the New IE6

Pretty interesting read pointing to a trend that Chrome is becoming the new IE6 . I've seen the "best in Chrome" messages more than I'd like recently. This is a bummer of a trend. Hopefully this doesn't continue.

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I'm Excited About Micro.blog and the IndieWeb

I'm tired. It's time for a change. It took a bunch of people I follow on Twitter to decide to take a Twitter break for me to really start to think about how I use Twitter. It just sucks me in and takes over my mind almost countless times a day. And for really no good reason. What am I getting out of…

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Don't Forget About Those HTML Elements

As much work as I do in HTML I often forget all the different elements we have at our disposal. I think the ones that are most often forgotten and also most useful are the inline elements. What's great about leveraging HTML elements is that you likely get a little browser default styling (which…

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Sass Maps Are Cool

One of the most basic, yet most useful functions of a preprocessor like Sass is the ability to leverage variables in your stylesheets. This little feature can save you lots of time and shield you from many headaches. There are a variety of strategies for using variables, but we're not going to get…

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Google Structured Data Testing Tool

I've been spending a fair amount of time working with microdata recently and I've found this Google Structured Data Testing Tool an incredibly useful to have a tool to help me test whether or not my markup has been correctly written. This tool allows you to either analyze a URL or an HTML snippet…

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