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Is CSS float deprecated?

An interesting conversation came up at work the other day: Should we use the CSS float property now that we have CSS Grid and Flexbox? The short answer No! Well, mostly. I’d only use it today for wrapping text around images, though and I’d avoid using float entirely for layouts. The longer, more annoying answer Before flexbox and grid, we had to us...
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Progressive Web Apps in 2021


Current status, market share, what's new, what's missing, new challenges and new capabilities #ios #android #windows #pwa #store The Progressive Web App term is now five years old, and it's time to sit down and understand where we are at 2021 within the platform, what has changed during 2020 and what we are expecting for the upcoming months. 2020 w...
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WordPress 5.7: Big ol’ jQuery Update

WordPress core is making the jump from jQuery 1.12.4 to jQuery 3.5.1! This is a big deal for lots of reasons — like modern features, better DX, and security improvements to name a few. Right now, the plan is to release the update in WordPress 5.7, which is slated to release on March 9. 🤞 WordPress is notorious for its backwards compatibility and yo...
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How to Build a GraphQL API for Text Analytics with Python, Flask and Fauna


GraphQL is a query language and server-side runtime environment for building APIs. It can also  be considered as the syntax that you write in order to describe the kind of data you want from APIs. What this means for you as a backend developer is that with GraphQL, you are able to expose a single endpoint on your server to handle GraphQL queries fr...
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iframe feedback

What if an had within it another of the exact same source? Inception, as they say. Baptise Crespy does this all-important research in the name of art and science. Turns out browsers are smart enough to not allow this infinite looping to occur (and likely crash your browser/computer). They strip the content after the 2nd nest. But! If you change the...
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HTML Video Sources Should Be Responsive

Recently, I was adding a video to a website. Intuitively, I started to mark up the HTML <video>'s <source> elements with media attributes to specify the viewport sizes that each of my video source files would best serve. As I was working, I vaguely recalled discussions years ago that made me question: “wait, is media support available f...
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:focus-visible Support Comes to Firefox

Look at that! The :focus-visible pseudo-selector is now supported in Firefox, as of version 85 which shipped yesterday. I had to rush over to the MDN Docs just to confirm, and yep, the :focus-visible page has been updated to reflect the news. What’s so cool about :focus-visible? It’s all about the blue focus ring that displays around elements that ...
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How to Favicon in 2021


I always appreciate someone looking into and re-evaluating the best practices of something that literally every website needs and has a complex set of requirements. Andrey Sitnik has done that here with favicons. The final suggestion: { "icons": [ { "src": "/192.png", "type": "image/png", "sizes": "192x192" }, { "src": "/512.png", "type": "image/pn...
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The Differences in Web Hosting (Go with the Happy Path)


One of our readers checked out “Helping a Beginner Understand Getting a Website Live” and had some follow up questions specifically about hosting providers. Here’s what they asked: What’s the difference between hosting providers? For example, what is the difference between GoDaddy and Hostgator, which seems like “traditional” web hosting providers,...
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A table with both a sticky header and a sticky first column

We’ve covered that individual cells, and can be position: sticky. It’s pretty easy to make the header of a table stick to the top of the screen while scrolling through a bunch or rows (like this demo). But stickiness isn’t just for the top of the screen, you can stick things in any scroll direction (horizontal is just as fun). In fact, we can have ...
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