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Build a Node.js Tool to Record and Compare Google Lighthouse Reports

In this tutorial, I’ll show you step by step how to create a simple tool in Node.js to run Google Lighthouse audits via the command …

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Using the HTML title attribute

 Steve Faulkner: User groups not well served by use of the title attribute• Mobile phone users.• Keyboard only users.• Screen magnifier users.• Screen reader users.• Users with fine motor …

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Tech News 44

The CSS Podcast

From Adam and Una at Google, a podcast just about CSS. I believe I’m contractually obliged to link to that! Just one episode out so …

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Episode 70: Customer Education and Agency Resiliency with Jon Bius

https://www.wordfence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1200×628.pngWe chat with Jon Bius, a web developer at Biz Tools One, an agency in Fayetteville, NC, about how they use customer education to build …

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“weeds of specificity”

Lara Schenck: […] with WordPress child themes, you are all but guaranteed to get into the weeds of specificity, hunting around theme stylesheets that you …

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Get Started Building GraphQL APIs With Node

We all have a number of interests and passions. For example, I’m interested in JavaScript, 90’s indie rock and hip hop, obscure jazz, the city …

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A Guide to Handling Browser Events

In this post, Sarah Chima walks us through how we can work with browser events, such as clicking, using JavaScript. There’s a ton of great …

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Brent Jackson says CSS utility libraries failed somewhat: Eventually, you’ll need to add one-off styles that just aren’t covered by the library you’re using, and …

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Vulnerabilities Patched in Popup Builder Plugin Affecting over 100,000 Sites

https://www.wordfence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Artboard-1-2.pngOn March 4th, our Threat Intelligence team discovered several vulnerabilities in Popup Builder, a WordPress plugin installed on over 100,000 sites. One vulnerability allowed an …

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Programming Sass to Create Accessible Color Combinations

We’re all looking for low-hanging fruit to make our sites and apps more accessible. One of the easier things we can do is make sure …

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Consistent Backends and UX: What Can Go Wrong?

Article Series Why should you care?What can go wrong?What are the barriers to adoption? (Coming soon)How do new algorithms help? (Coming soon) In the previous …

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Careful with Nested `display: grid; height: 100%;`

It’s not every day you can feel CSS be slow at something. Reddit user jgbbrd discovered nesting grid containers that all have 100% height can …

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Vulnerability Patched in Import Export WordPress Users

https://www.wordfence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Artboard-1-7.pngOn February 26th, our Threat Intelligence team discovered a vulnerability in Import Export WordPress Users, a WordPress plugin installed on over 30,000 sites. The flaw …

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How to Make a Line Chart With CSS

Line,  bar, and pie charts are the bread and butter of dashboards and are the basic components of any data visualization toolkit. Sure, you can …

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Sass !default and themeable design systems

This is a great blog post from Brad Frost where he walks us through an interesting example. Let’s say we’re making a theme and we …

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Fluid Width Video

IN A WORLD of responsive and fluid layouts on the web, ONE MEDIA TYPE stands in the way of perfect harmony: video. There are lots …

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Block Links Are a Pain (and Maybe Just a Bad Idea)

As we noted in our complete guide, you can put an <a href=””> link around whatever chunks of HTML you like. Let’s call that a …

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Considerations When Choosing Fonts for a Multilingual Website

As a front-end developer working for clients all over the world, I’ve always struggled to deal with multilingual websites — especially cases where both right-to-left (RTL) and left-to-right (LTR) are used. That said, …

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Make Yourself a Little API With Netlify Functions

Here’s an example of a nice little use case for cloud functions. Glitch has this great package of friendly words. Say you wanted to randomly …

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Negative Margins

PPK digs into the subject, which he found woefully undercovered in web tech documentation. Our entry doesn’t mention them at all, which I’ll aim to …

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I Pressed ⌘B. You Wouldn’t Believe What Happened Next

This talk by Marcin Wichary is — beyond both enthusiastic and outstanding — all about the complexity of UI design, typography, and the lengths his …

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in ThemeREX Addons Now Patched

https://www.wordfence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/registrationmagic.pngOn February 18th, we were alerted to a vulnerability present in ThemeREX Addons, a WordPress plugin installed on approximately 44,000 sites. We took immediate action …

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Adventures in CSS Semi-Transparency Land

Recently, I was asked to make some tweaks to a landing page and, among the things I found in the code, there were two semitransparent …

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Use a:visited in your CSS stylesheet

Evert Pot: Unfortunately, when setting a new color (e.g. a { color: #44F }) the ‘purple visited link’ feature also gets disabled. I think this …

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