Whatever Google wants it to be. I always thought it was exactly what your <title> element was. Perhaps in lieu of that, what the first <h1> on the page is. But recently I noticed some pages on this site that were showing a title on SERPs that was a string that appeared nowhere at all […]
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If you’ve recently started working with GraphQL, or reviewed its pros and cons, you’ve no doubt heard things like “GraphQL doesn’t support caching” or “GraphQL doesn’t care about caching.” And for most, that is a big deal. The official GraphQL documentation refers to caching techniques so, clearly, the folks behind it do care about caching […]
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There is a lot of buzz around apps running on the edge instead of on a centralized server in web development. Running your app on the edge allows your code to be closer to your users, which makes it faster. However, there is a spectrum of edge apps. Many apps only have some parts, usually […]
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Container queries are going to solve this long-standing issue in web design where we want to make design choices based on the size of an element (the container) rather than the size of the entire page. So, if a container is 600px wide, perhaps it has a row-like design, but any narrower than that it […]
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When I came up in web development (2005-2010 were formative years for me), one of the first lessons I learned was to have a clean foundation of HTML. “What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like” is actually one of the most popular posts on this very site. The image in that post made its way to […]
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Logging, on its own, is a key aspect of any application. Logging helps developers comprehend what it is that their code is doing. It also helps save developers hours of debugging work. This tutorial is about implementing logging in a Node.js application using Pino-logger.
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CSS is on a tear lately. Again, I’ve heard of a brand new thing I’ve never seen before, and again it’s via Miriam: CSS Conditionals.
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There is a new thing coming in CSS: @layer. As with all new things, it takes time to really wrap your head around it. And despite me tapping at my keyboard about it, full disclosure, I’m not sure my mind is fully there yet. Fortunately, smart people are on the case!
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CSS ::before and ::after pseudo-elements allow you to insert “content” before and after any non-replaced element (e.g. they work on a <div> but not an <input>). This effectively allows you to show something on a web page that might not be present in the HTML content. You shouldn’t use it for actual content because it’s […]
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The web’s premier conference is online this fall, October 11–13, 2021: An Event Apart Full Summit. If you already know how good of a conference this is (i.e. that some of the web’s biggest ideas debut at AEA) then just go buy tickets and please enjoy yourself. You can buy literally any combination of the […]
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This is a good tweet from Harry: I like it because, as he says, it’s the correct way to think about it. It helps form a mental model of how websites work.
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I’ll never forget one of Karen McGrane’s great lessons to the world: truncation is not a content strategy. The idea is that just clipping off text programmatically is a sledgehammer, and avoids the kind of real thinking and planning that makes for good experiences.
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