Making the web better. With blocks! Control Layout in a Multi-Directional Website, The Rise of Enterprise UX.

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Make Beautiful Gradients

Have you ever wondered how the CSS linear-gradient algorithm works? How does it actually calculate the specific color value for every pixel along the spectrum?

It figures it out by taking the mathematical average for each of the 3 color channels: Red, Green, and Blue.

Click and drag to see the specific RGB breakdown for every pixel along the way:

Divi Takes WordPress To A Whole New Level With Its Incredibly Advanced Visual Builder Technology

You’ve never built a WordPress website like this before. Divi is more than just a WordPress theme, it’s a completely new website building platform that replaces the standard WordPress post editor with a vastly superior visual editor. It can be enjoyed by design professionals and newcomers alike, giving you the power to create spectacular designs with surprising ease and efficiency.

Pexel Figma Kit for all your Social Media Needs

PHP in 2022

It’s the fourth time I’m writing a yearly “PHP in 20XX” post, and I must admit I’ve never been as excited about it as this year: we’ve seen awesome new features added to PHP, with stuff like attributes, enums, promoted properties and fibers; and on top of that, the static analysis community is making great progress, my personal favourite feature is PhpStorm now supporting generics when writing code.

Exciting times are ahead, let’s take a look at modern day PHP!

Making the web better. With blocks!

You’ve probably seen web editors based on the idea of blocks. I’m typing this in WordPress, which has a little + button that brings up a long list of potential blocks that you can insert into this page:

Control Layout in a Multi-Directional Website

Many business websites need a multilingual setup. As with anything development-related, implementing one in an easy, efficient, and maintainable way is desirable. Designing and developing to be ready for multiple languages, whether it happens right at launch or is expected to happen at any point in the future, is smart.

Google Analytics declared illegal in the EU.

Max Schrems, the lawyer who successfully sued Facebook for privacy violations against European citizens, has scored another victory, this time against Google: In a landmark court ruling, Austria’s data protection authority has found that Google Analytics is illegal to use on European websites.

The Rise of Enterprise UX

Why should you consider Enterprise UX for your career?

  • You’ll be helping people be happier and more productive
  • You got to work on the very first ‘building block’ of a company: their workforce! And make sure that happy employees = happy customers
  • You’ll be challenged by pretty complex scenarios and sophisticated problems to solve: from the number of data to consider to the boundaries set by existing tools & software or procedures / processes
  • You won’t have to solve for just one user, but you’ll be designing for efficiency & culture: it’s not a one person flow, is a team effort

Ahmad Shadeed: Use Cases For CSS fit-content

Ahmad Shadeed covers the CSS fit-content sizing keyword. It’s useful! It just doesn’t come up super often. I find myself using min-content a lot more, like when setting up the height of a grid-template-row.