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Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Better Website Performance with Pixelated Placeholder Images

Page load times decrease as the number of images on a page increase. Learn the pixelated placeholder method that mitigates performance issues caused by images without negatively impacting user experience.

Jan 09, 2019

Lazy Load Images Using Intersection Observer API

Use just a little JavaScript and you'll be able to postpone loading images until they are available in the viewport.

Jan 07, 2019

Compile ES6 Code with Gulp and Babel, Part 5

In the last of the five part series on compiling multiple ES6 files into a minified bundle, you will learn how to add an asset hash to your bundles.

Dec 21, 2018

Compile ES6 Code with Gulp and Babel, Part 4

In the fourth of five parts on compiling multiple ES6 files into a minified bundle, you will learn how to minify your bundle and automatically clean up temporary build files.

Dec 20, 2018

Compile ES6 Code with Gulp and Babel, Part 3

In the third of five parts on compiling multiple ES6 files into a minified bundle, you will learn how to use a configuration file to build multiple dynamic manifest bundles.

Dec 19, 2018

Compile ES6 Code with Gulp and Babel, Part 2

In the second of five parts on compiling multiple ES6 files into a minified bundle, you will learn how to concatenate multiple files into a single file.

Dec 18, 2018

Compile ES6 Code with Gulp and Babel, Part 1

In the first of five parts on compiling multiple ES6 files into a minified bundle, you will learn how to setup the project and build a simple implementation.

Dec 17, 2018

Are You Overthinking CSS?

CSS is inherently simple. Maybe you're overthinking it. Maybe you don't need some crazy system guiding your CSS. Maybe you just need a few simple rules.

Dec 16, 2018

Introducing Component-Driven CSS (CDCSS)

Yes, it's yet another CSS methodology. CDCSS combines inspiration from other methodologies to help your system stay focused on being a system, while also being simple, consistent, and flexible.

Dec 15, 2018

Build Your Own CMS. But Also, Don't.

3 reasons you should never build a CMS, along with 3 reasons you should. So which is it?

Dec 14, 2018