CSS :optional

A decade ago HTML and CSS added the ability to, at least signal, validation of form fields. The required attribute helped inform users which fields were required, while pattern allowed developers to provide a regular expression to match against an <input>‘s value. Targeting required fields and validation values with just CSS and HTML was very […]

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Get a Random Array Item with JavaScript

JavaScript Arrays are probably my favorite primitive in JavaScript. You can do all sorts of awesome things with arrays: get unique values, clone them, empty them, etc. What about getting a random value from an array? To get a random item from an array, you can employ Math.random: const arr = [ “one”, “two”, “three”, […]

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Legacy String Methods for Generating HTML

I’m always really excited to see new methods on JavaScript primitives. These additions are acknowledgement that the language needs to evolve and that we’re doing exciting new things. That being said, I somehow just discovered some legacy String methods that you probably shouldn’t use but have existed forever. Let’s take a look! These legacy string […]

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Interview with an Intiface Haptics Engineer

I was recently re-reading my Interview with a PornHub Web Developer and one bit I started thinking about was the VR question and the idea of making users not just see but feel` something. The haptic feedback of VR games is what really sets them apart from your standard PC or console game. So when […]

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Input valueAsNumber

Every once in a while I learn about a JavaScript property that I wish I had known about years earlier — valueAsNumber is one of them. The valueAsNumber provides the value of an input[type=number] as a Number type, instead of the traditional string representation when you get the value: /* Assuming an <input type=”number” value=”1.234″ […]

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CSS :has

For as long as developers have written CSS code, we’ve been desperate to have a method to allow styling a parent element based child characteristics. That’s not been possible until now. CSS has introduced the :has pseudo-class which allows styling a parent based on a relative CSS selector! Let’s have a look at a few […]

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Flexible, Powerful DataGrad from Sencha (Sponsored)

Many of the web functionalities that we rely on once lived within individual desktop applications. From office suites, games, and financial tools, all of them are now web applications; they’re just as feature packed as their desktop counterparts. In the past I’ve used a variety of JavaScript grid widgets on client sites, and each had […]

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Confessions of a Web Developer XIX

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a few things off of my chest and since I’m always full of peeves and annoyances I thought it was time to unleash: Due to the immensely negative response to any tweet about crypto from my blog account, I created a second account just for crypto musings. I’ll […]

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