Progressive Web App Tips and Tricks

John Boardman CSS & HTML, HTML5 Leave a Comment

PWA (Progressive Web App) is a powerful solution to multiple problems. Prior to PWA, there were some browser-specific implementations to some of the problems solved by PWA, but PWA is much more elegant while solving more problems at the same time.

In this post, we’ll cover the problems PWA was created to solve, some of the solutions PWA replaced, tools that make PWA development faster and more flexible, and tips to get the most out of PWA development.

C# On The Client Side With Blazor

Clayton Terry .NET, CSS & HTML, Development Technology Leave a Comment

With the introduction of .Net Core 3.0, Microsoft has built its own web UI framework.

Introducing Blazor: Microsoft’s fully C# client-side framework. With the help of its Razor platform, Microsoft is attempting to put its hat in the ring with the likes of Angular, React, and Vue.

Blazor allows developers to fully design and execute web pages purely with C# — it is meant to eliminate the need for JavaScript. The goal is also to hopefully limit the number of vulnerabilities found in front-end UI work.

In this post, we give an introduction to Blazor and a quick tutorial for getting started.

Getting to Know Custom CSS Properties

Lawrence Chabela CSS & HTML, Development Technology Leave a Comment

CSS custom properties are very powerful way for you to spice up your style sheets. They are a way to separate JavaScript behavior and styling, as shown in the ability to set information in the JavaScript for the CSS to use for its styling.

Even if you’re using a preprocessor for your CSS, there is still a place for CSS custom properties to be directly embedded in your CSS.

In this blog: we introduce custom CSS properties, show why you want to use them, how to define them, and how to change them with and without JavaScript.

Approaching Responsive Design

Vince Pendergrass CSS & HTML, Design, Development Technology, Mobile Leave a Comment

Attention: The following article was published over 5 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Coming from a Java back-end background and given the privilege to dive into the front-end space, I was finally able see what it was like to make a web application responsive. Although there …

The BEMs of Structuring CSS

Brian Eye CSS & HTML, Development Technology 4 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 6 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Now what I’m writing about isn’t really anything new, but I always feel like it’s good to reiterate the importance of structure in code. As back end developers know, structure is important …