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Developing desktop applications with Electron and Bozon

Developing desktop applications with Electron and Bozon

A pretty cool and ambitious idea of writing non-web applications with web technologies is all over the place nowadays. We’ve got React Native for developing mobile apps with JavaScript, there are NW.js (formerly node-webkit) and Electron (formerly atom-shell) for building desktop applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and many other …

Understanding PostCSS and plugins potential

Understanding PostCSS and plugins potential

Most front-end developers have already heard about PostCSS, maybe some of them have tried to use it. It is quite a popular tool nowadays, but not yet as massively used as SASS or LESS. However, the buzz around PostCSS is increasing dynamically and benefits over other systems becoming even more …

Creating custom HTML elements with Web Components

Creating custom HTML elements with Web Components

Web Components Web Components are a collection of standards which are currently actively supported by google and mozilla teams. The core idea is that they allow us to bundle markup, styles and javascript functionality into custom HTML elements. And great thing about these new elements is that they fully encapsulate …

Creating books with GitBook

Creating books with GitBook

If you are doing some books/docs writing or attempting to create your first book, you might get interested in this exceptionally nice tool – gitbook. It is a technical book building tool that allows you to embed code samples and exercises, and then generate a great online book that can …

RW podcats

Ruby and Web Podcast

For our Russian-speaking readers, we will now be also sharing a weekly podcast by Alexey Vasiliev and Alex Chaplinsky about Ruby and web technologies. Enjoy! This week talking about: DevDocs – multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface. Token Based Authentication in Rails A List of Deprecated …

Organizing stylesheets in Ruby on Rails projects

Organizing stylesheets in Ruby on Rails projects

The asset pipeline in Ruby on Rails is a very powerful, but somewhat confusing feature. By default, Rails scaffold generates a stylesheet per controller so that your styles were organized according to your application’s domain model. Which is not really convenient when you are building a modular codebase and reusable …

Object Oriented Thinking in CSS

Most modern methodologies like OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS are all about learning to think about your UI and CSS in terms of objects. Which appeared to be really useful and flexible approach to organize and reuse code-base leaving it simple and DRY. Objects are simple independent and indivisible components that are …