And why coding speed matters

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Emmet logos

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The simplified Material Design Expand and Cross-fade effect.

An in-depth look into the eight falsy values

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Image of the JavaScript boolean false value

true is not false, or is it?

The reason, I think…

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How my ideas evolve over time

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Image of a range slider input

Are these two roles so different that we have come to believe?

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In ancient times

Art and science were once two integrated disciplines. In ancient Greece and in Roman times, the distinction between the two was vague. Lines were blurred. It seems like it was unthinkable to do one without somehow involving the other. Art was a natural part of science and vice versa.

Because non-interactivity is such a drag

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Who can’t remember the first time they rearranged apps on their mobile phone? App icons were flying all over the place. Somehow, though, they magically ended up in neatly arranged rows and columns. Nowadays, this experience is the default. People hardly notice it. When first introduced, it was state of…

A step by step guide to creating a Hamburger Menu in SVG & CSS

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hamburger menus

Learn how to implement morphing, a technique for transforming one appearance into another, using CSS.

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