In this issue: Tips for getting started in open source development, a lesson on the intricacies of CSS’s nth-child selector, build and deploy scripts for Drupal, an introduction to Meteor, how to use the Singularity grid system, and Best Korea’s hacking fallout in Austin.
Recently, I’ve seen a recurring error with how
:nth-of-type() selectors are being used, so I wanted to host an anonymous algebra moment on these, my favorite CSS Level 3 selectors.
Over the years I have gotten a few emails on how to start in web development. It has been incredibly flattering that people have looked to me for that advice, but I have always been at a loss at how to respond. Small pieces of advice constantly come to mind yet I’ve been unsure how to distill it in a way that would be helpful to others.
As developers, we know how important testing our code is and furthermore how much we can gain from automating these tests. That said, most modern web systems are inherently difficult to test due to their interconnected nature. Depending on the architecture of your application it’s at best tedious to test just your code and at worst impossible.
In this issue: troubleshooting your dev environment in OSX Yosemite, extracting data from Drupal entities the right way, app desgn with Sketch 3, Davey Awards; plus how Google can tell if you’re a robot, the email monster, light painting, famo.us, and Firefox’s answer to Google Hangouts.
Immediately after upgrading I noticed my local instance of Apache wasn’t working. I expected this.
In this post we’ll briefly look at some updated configurations for Apache to let you keep using dynamic vhosts, explore the source of Chromium, and get wildcard SSL certificates working.
If you’ve ever had to extract data from Drupal entities you know it can be a painful process. This post presents a solution for distilling Drupal entities into human-readable documents that can be easily consumed by other modules and services.
Using Sketch 3, I designed the Android version of the Lightbomber application. Here’s a bit about my process and the tools I used.
Four Kitchens is hiring a Frontend Developer. If you have a passion for open-source technologies and love making cool, innovative stuff for the web, then YOU should apply!
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