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Tailwind CSS: Is it tomorrow’s Bootstrap?

We’re experiencing a renaissance of amazing web platforms and responsive design. Responsive user interfaces have mostly been implemented with libraries like Bootstrap, Foundation, Bulma, or good old-fashioned media queries. We have used these UI kits with ease to implement directives to achieve the exact UI and proper responsiveness we require with less code. But the big question is, have we really been doing it right?…

Function Composition in JavaScript with Array.prototype.reduceRight

Functional programming in JavaScript has rocketed in popularity over the last few years. While a handful of its regularly-promoted tenets, such as immutability, require runtime workarounds, the language’s first-class treatment of functions has proven its support of composable code driven by this fundamental primitive. Before covering how one can dynamically compose functions from other functions, let’s take a brief step back. What is a Function?…

7 WordPress Alternatives for Web Designers

There’s a lot to love about content management systems, or CMS. Maybe it’s the streamlined web design process: The website builders, themes, and no coding knowledge needed for any of it. Maybe it’s all those nifty plugins that can pull off technical features you’d have no idea where to begin with. But if WordPress just isn’t cutting it, what can you do? Luckily, there are…

The Complete Guide to SEO for Images

Image optimization SEO isn’t what it used to be. Google is no longer like a toddler you can entertain with a picture book with basic words. Oh no, we’re dealing with a sophisticated teenager, who not only wants a deeper meaning but also to experience the thrill of speed. And your photos better be, like, cool Gucci or else, bye Felicia. Oh boy. That’s why…

Collective #510

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Building Real-Time Charts With GraphQL And Postgres

There is no better way to understand data than by visualizing it with charts and diagrams. The JS community has some great open-source projects that make data visualization easier, however, there has not been a go-to solution for building real-time backends that can back these charts and make them real-time. With GraphQL (which has a well-defined spec for real-time subscriptions), we can get a real-time…

Single Page Website Design: 10 Tips + Ideas

On: 22 Apr 2019 Category: Layouts Length: 5 min read Long live single page website design! There’s something almost magical about small-scale websites that fit on a single page. They can be graceful, easy to navigate and provide optimal user experiences in a contained space. While there was a time when we shied away from single page websites, users are embracing them again (thank you,…

14 Best Food Truck WordPress Themes 2019

Food trucks are one of the hottest trends these days. These restaurants on wheels are a great way to expand existing restaurant sales or an excellent option to start a business into the food industry. It comes with several distinct advantages over a traditional restaurant. Food trucks may seem to be a small business but just like other businesses, there are vital things you need…

24 designers devise 24 different ways to depict climate catastrophe

Our reliance on fossil fuels has destroyed our planet. Today it’s a story of erratic weather, but tomorrow it will lead to water shortages, problems growing crops, and more. We must stop climate change if we want to survive, but the constant stream of headlines around the issue can be overwhelming–to the point of numbness. For this week’s issue, Washington Post Magazine wanted to snap…

How to Fix Image Upload Issue in WordPress (Step by Step)

Are you facing image upload issues on your WordPress website? For most beginners, image upload errors can be quite confusing because they can appear without you doing anything different. Failure to upload images is one of the most common image issues in WordPress. Luckily, it is quite easy to fix, and you can do it yourself. In this article, we will show you how to…