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06/18/2017 06:18 AM
The $1,000 Podcasting Setup

I figure between (as I write) the 267 episodes of ShopTalk, 134 episodes of CodePen Radio, 154 video screencasts (and many hundreds more as part of the different series), and all my guest podcast apperances, I'm edging on 1,000 things I've voice-recorded for public consumption.

98% of that was with the Rode Podcaster, the same exact microphone I documented using in 2008. I figured it was about time for an upgrade, as I plan to continue …


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06/16/2017 03:20 AM
Handling Long and Unexpected Content in CSS

When we write CSS, sometimes we forget about some edge cases in the designs. For example, when the content is longer than we expected and we didn't account for that possibility, our design could break. We can't guarantee that our CSS will always work as expected, but at least we can reduce that by testing different types of content.

When you code CSS, you're writing abstract rules to take unknown content and organize it in an unknown medium. - Keith


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06/16/2017 03:18 AM
How the minmax() Function Works

Another swell post by Ire Aderinokun, this time on the curious minmax() CSS function and how it works alongside the CSS Grid features that we've been experimenting with lately.

What's especially great here is the examples where Ire explains how we can avoid media queries altogether. With just a couple of lines of CSS we can now build pretty complicated layouts.

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06/15/2017 03:05 AM
Free Guide to Using cPanel & WordPress​

Managed WordPress hosting is a great choice if you need a hosting solution that's optimized for WordPress. But it's only for WordPress.

What if you need more?

What if you need email hosting? What if you need to run other software alongside WordPress? What if you need more control than what managed WordPress hosting allows, but without the complexity of a VPS?

There's an easy solution: host everything in one place, and manage it all with the powerful cPanel dashboard.…


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06/15/2017 02:48 AM
Using Mixins in Vue.js

It's a common situation: you have two components that are pretty similar, they share the same basic functionality, but there's enough that's different about each of them that you come to a crossroads: do I split this component into two different components? Or do I keep one component, but create enough variance with props that I can alter each one?

Neither of these solutions is perfect: if you split it into two components, you run the risk of having to …


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06/14/2017 06:36 AM
Introduction to Webpack: Entry, Output, Loaders, and Plugins

Front-end development has shifted to a modular approach, improving the encapsulation and structure of codebases. Tooling became a critical part of any project, and right now there are a lot of possible choices.

Webpack has gained popularity in the last years because of its power and scalability, but some developers found its configuration process confusing and hard to adopt.

We'll go step by step from an empty configuration file to a simple but complete setup to bundle a project. This


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06/13/2017 07:57 AM
CSS Animations vs Web Animations API

There is a native API for animation in JavaScript known as the Web Animations API. We'll call it WAAPI in this post. MDN has good documentation on it, and Dan Wilson has a great article series.

In this article, we'll compare WAAPI and animations done in CSS.

A note on browser support

WAAPI has a comprehensive and robust polyfill, making it usable in production today, even while browser support is limited.

As ever, you can check Can I


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06/12/2017 08:23 AM
An Introduction to the `fr` CSS unit

With all the excitement around CSS Grid, I haven't seen as much talk about the new fr CSS length unit (here's the spec). And now that browser support is rapidly improving for this feature, I think this is the time to explore how it can be used in conjunction with our fancy new layout engine because there are a number of benefits when using it; more legible and maintainable code being the primary reasons for making the switch.

To …


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06/11/2017 03:15 PM
A Little Example of Data Massaging

I'm not sure if "data massaging" is a real thing, but that's how I think of what I'm about to describe.

Dave and I were thinking about a bit of a redesign for ShopTalk Show. Fresh coat of paint kinda thing. Always nice to do that from time to time. But we wanted to start from the inside out this time. It didn't sound very appealing to design around the data that we had. We wanted to work with …


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06/10/2017 12:52 PM
CSS-Tricks Chronicle XXXI

All the latest happenings! As I like to do, I round up a bunch of things that have happened in the past few months around here on this site, over at CodePen and ShopTalk, and other sites where I got to be a guest or was involved somehow. There has been some big releases, some redesigns, and a bunch of guest podcasts.


I got to be a guest on Relative Paths with Mark Phoenix and Ben Hutchings. It was episode


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06/19/2017 02:30 AM
How to mastermind a career rebrand

Unwilling to be typecast by any one role, marketers are orchestrating strategic career rebrands that not only grow their skillset, but add real value to the business.

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06/16/2017 10:28 AM
Amazon continues its journey into food with £10.7bn acquisition of Whole Foods

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, says the move makes good business sense because “millions of people love Whole Foods Market".

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06/16/2017 10:24 AM
McDonald’s ends 41-year Olympic sponsorship

The fast food giant has ended its deal with the IOC three years early, saying the decision is part of its "new global growth plan".

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06/16/2017 09:52 AM
Uber, Instagram & Protein World: 5 things that mattered this week and why

The marketing news that matters this week including Uber trying to rebuild brand perceptions, the return of Protein World's marketing director and consumers losing faith in digital media.

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06/16/2017 09:25 AM
AOL’s digital prophet claims the ‘four Ps of marketing’ are ‘absolute rubbish’

David Shing also suggested the era of celebrity influencers was coming to an end.

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06/16/2017 08:20 AM
How media brands are changing tactics to make the most out of audiences

As print sales fall, media brands are finding news ways to engage younger readers and get different audiences to subscribe.

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06/16/2017 05:40 AM
Tesco sales growth hits seven-year high as CEO insists it will try to keep prices low

Price rises are a “last resort”, according to Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, who has led the supermarket giant to a sixth consecutive quarter of sales growth.

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06/16/2017 02:30 AM
Get ready for Cannes: Everything you need to know

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity (to give it its full name) is a time for marketers to share new ideas and get under the skin of some of the world's leading brands. Ahead of what promises to be a jam-packed week, Marketing Week rounds up our top picks of what to see and do.

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06/16/2017 02:00 AM
Thomas Barta: Customer experience is a marketer’s biggest leadership challenge

Unless marketers step up and take the lead, great customer experiences will remain a corporate fantasy.

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06/15/2017 07:01 PM
Disney prioritises ‘audience centricity’ in commercial overhaul

The media giant says it is changing its sales and partnerships strategy to become more linked up and have a “broader offering” across its different brands.

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