HSL() / HSLa() is great for programmatic color control

If you ever need to hand-manipulate a color in native CSS, HSL is pretty much the only way. HSL (the hsl() and hsla() functions in CSS) stands for hue, saturation, lightness, and optionally, alpha. We’ve talked about it before but we can break it down a little more and do some interesting things with it.

  • Hue: Think of a color wheel. Around 0o and 360o are reds. 120o is where greens are and 240o are blues.

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Using Influencer Content to Boost WordPress Conversions

Influencer marketing is one of the most popular and highly effective forms of modern-day marketing and is used by businesses of all sizes around the world. However, when it comes to your WordPress website, you may be wondering just how people have been using influencer marketing to actually make sales. Of course, an influencer can …
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The State of Changing Gradients with CSS Transitions and Animations

Back in 2012, Internet Explorer 10 came out and, among other things, it finally supported CSS gradients and, in addition to that, the ability to animate them with just CSS! No other browser supported this at the time, but I was hopeful for the future.

Sadly, six years have passed and nothing has changed in this department. Edge supports animating gradients with CSS, just like IE 10 did back then, but no other browser has added support for this. And …

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Community Spotlight: James Huff (MacManX)

Providing support on the WordPress.org forums is one of the easiest ways to contribute to WordPress and those who do are some of the unsung heroes of the project. One of those heroes is James Huff known as MacManX on the forums. Huff has been supporting users for 13 years (more…)
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Frustration

Jeremy Keith talks about a couple of recent frustrating moments in his life. One regarding a musical instrument, one involving a build process:

That feeling of frustration I get from having wiring issues with a musical instrument is the same feeling I get whenever something goes awry with my web server. I know just enough about servers to be dangerous. When something goes wrong, I feel very out of my depth, and again, I have no idea how long it …

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Forms, Auth and Serverless Functions on Gatsby and Netlify

Abstracting infrastructure is in our DNA. Roads, schools, water supply networks—you get the idea. Web development is no exception: serverless architectures are a beautiful expression of that phenomenon. Static sites, in particular, are turning into dynamic, rich experiences.

Handling static forms, authentication, and backend functions on statically-generated sites is now a thing. Especially with the JAMstack pioneer platform that is Netlify. Recently, they announced support of AWS Lambda functions on front-end-centric sites and apps. I’ve been meaning …

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How WordPress Can Take Over The Rest of the Web in 2018

Who could have ever thought that an ordinary blogging website could grow to power 30 percent of the web? WordPress is today’s fastest growing CMS. Its fast growth and development have amazed the world. They have achieved a lot in a very short time and the businesses, developers, and marketers are now eager to know …
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27 Inspiring Letterpress Style Posters

Are you planning on designing a poster with a retro or a vintage vibe? Not sure where to start? Then browse our hand-picked collection of letterpress posters and letterpress templates to find inspiration. Letterpress is one of the oldest printing techniques that date back to the early 1440s. Back in the day, this technique was […]
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