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Styling the select element

Scott Jehl, from Filament Group: The select element has long been difficult to style consistently across browsers. To avoid its shortcomings in the past, we have used workarounds like styling a parent element, adding pseudo-elements, and even using JavaScript to construct a select-like control out of different …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 16, 2019


Create a map of the stars with “The Night Sky“

The Night Sky lets one create a map of the stars, as seen at a certain time and location. Was it your first kiss, the birth of a child or that moment you realized your world had changed. Give a gift of the stars to always remember that special night. Prints (rather expensive ones if you ask me) can be …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 16, 2019


The Flexbox Holy Albatross

Great work by Heydon Pickering, in which he lets a flexbox layout respond to the size of its container, and not the viewport Sometimes you want your items to wrap in a very particular way. For instance, when you have three items, you’ll be happy with the three-abreast layout and accepting of the single-column …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 16, 2019


The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube

James Bridle – whom you might know from his autonomous trap for self-driving cars – on the dangers of leaving your children on YouTube unattended: Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 16, 2019


Speeding up Your PHPUnit tests

Some nice tips by Tim MacDonald on how to speed up your PHPUnit tests! Having a fast test suite can be just as important as having a fast application. As a developer, getting feedback quickly about the state of your code allows for a much quicker development turnaround. Here we are going to run through some tips …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Saturday January 12, 2019


Mozilla Hacks: Designing the Flexbox Inspector

With the upcoming release of Firefox 65 (due January 29tgh), its DevTools will sport a new shiny Flexbox Inspector . The new Flexbox Inspector, created by Firefox DevTools, helps developers understand the sizing, positioning, and nesting of Flexbox elements. Victoria Wang details how they UX challenges that …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Saturday January 12, 2019


Scribit, a robot that can draw on walls

Scribit is a vertical plotter that can draw any content sourced from the web – and update it in real time. It is mounted on a wall using only 2 plugs and a wire in between. You send it an image from within the app and it will start drawing (with support for 4 colors at a time). Shipping is expected June 2019, but …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Saturday January 12, 2019


The ghosts of technology in today’s language

I like this post by Marcin Wichary in which he looks for remnant expressions in our language which are based on technologies that no longer exist, but that we still use. A typical example is “dialing a number” . We dial a number  — or dial someone — even though dials disappeared from phones decades ago. And we …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday January 11, 2019